Research project

Slurry HP II – Super-cooling ice slurry heat pumps for solar heating applications

The idea behind this project is to use the supercooling ice slurry method for solar heating applications. This innovative concept could provide a breakthrough in solar and heat pump systems with ice storages by reducing the cost of the system by 10 %. The cost reduction would be achieved by eliminating the heat exchangers from the ice storage and storing ice in the form of slurry. The slurry HP II project aims to proof the concept of heat exchangers operated with supercooled water using ice repellent coatings.

final (draft) report (PDF)

Duration: 02.11.2017 - 31.03.2020