Science Figured Out: How to put wasted heat to good use?


Science Figured out lures young scientists out of their familiar lab or office and places them in front of a camera with a clear assignment: tell the general public about your research in a clear 3-minute pitch! Some researchers connected to EnergyVille also took part.

Praharsh Pai Raikar's research: How to put wasted heat to good use?

Industries release enormous amounts of wasted heat: over 67% of all energy generated worldwide is estimated to be lost as heat! What if we could harness this industrial waste heat to warm our homes? This is possible using heat exchangers. These devices capture heat from industries and transfer it through heating networks to residential areas. Praharsh Pai Raikar (EnergyVille/VITO – TU Delft) is optimizing the design process of heat exchangers to make them more efficient so that we can fully exploit the potential of waste heat recovery.

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