Heat Pipes Benefits
The benefit of the patented heat pipes, developed by the team and Brunel University, are that they enable an even heat distribution throughout the chamber. This reduces the energy required to heat the chamber and provides better control of the pyrolysis process, the latter being critical for variable feedstocks.
Heat pipes enjoy the following characteristics:
Thermal conductivity that is many orders of magnitude higher than copper (also known as thermal super conductors)
Passive operation – no moving part or pumping energy requirements to transfer heat from the hot source to the heat sink
It can be used to construct pyrolysis reactors that function at constant walls temperatures.
Scalable systems from micro to macro size systems
Prolonged life time for the system