Thermal transport by design for fast and efficient
solar thermochemical fuel production
This project aims at demonstrating the utility of the thermal transport
by design approach to develop functionally graded reactive materials
that allow for fast and efficient solar thermo-chemical fuel production.
Prediction capabilities will be developed to optimise multi-scale
radiative and gas transport coupled with non-stoichiometric redox reactions.
Synthesis gas production will be demonstrated using the new structures in
a prototype solar thermochemical reactor under high-flux irradiation.
This project will advance the fields of thermal sciences
and high-temperature solar thermochemical processing, and expand
the engineering knowledge base to pave the way to sustainable
transportation while preserving the existing infrastructure.