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Thermal Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory

Thermal Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory conducts R&D projects on thermal energy system including efficient conversion technologies between heat to heat/electricity and electricity to heat, and large-scale power storage to increase the efficiency of low/high thermal energy. Main areas of research include supercritical generation, heat pump based on new and renewable energy and unused energy sources, thermal energy network with the application of such technologies, cooling tower, Carnot battery to compensate volatility of renewable energy, converging technologies between new and renewable energy sources including solar, thermal, and geothermal heat and energy saving technologies, cooling tower, and common core devices such as turbines, compressor, future applications of heat exchanger, and heat pipe.

Chief SHIN, HYUNG-KI

Tel. 042-860-3748

Representative performance

  • 01 The world's first partial injection supercritical CO2 turbine and 500℃ test loop
  • 02 The world's first axial flow supercritical CO2 turbine and test loop
  • 03 World-class supercritical CO2 power generation comprehensive test loop
  • 04 Exhaust gas heat recovery industrial heat pump
  • 05 Industrial steam production heat pump
  • 06 Geothermal-solar heat fusion system
  • 07 Energy self-supporting geothermal-solar heat fusion system
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Major research fields

  • Futuristic power generation and energy storage technology
     - Distribution type supercritical carbon dioxide power generation technology
     - Next-generation eco-friendly cooling tower technology
     - Carnot-Battery technology
  • Heat pump and air conditioning system application technology
     - Steam production heat pump technology
     - Heat pump technology using renewable and unutilized heat sources
     - Heat pump-based thermal energy network technology
  • Thermal energy system convergence and common fields
     - Convergence technology of renewable energy such as geothermal solar energy and energy saving technology
     - High efficiency heat recovery system using flue gas
     - Thermal energy system element technology such as turbine, compressor, heat exchanger, heat pipe, etc.

Major research results

  • The world's first partial injection ultra-compact supercritical CO2 turbine
  • The world's first axial flow supercritical CO2 turbine (2017) and the world's longest supercritical CO2 power generation (4.2 hours as of 2018)
  • World-class supercritical CO2 power generation comprehensive test loop (500℃)
  • Industrial steam production heat pump technology
  • High temperature manufacturing hybrid heat pump using waste heat
  • Direct circulation type ground source heat pump
  • Smart energy network technology
  • Geothermal-solar heat fusion system
  • Exhaust gas heat recovery heat pump
  • Energy self-supporting geothermal-solar heat fusion system (facility)
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