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Comparative Study of Radiative Heating Techniques for Fast Processing of Functional Coatings for Sustainable Energy Applications
Johnson Matthey Technology Review, Volume: 66, Issue: 1, Pages: 32 - 43
Swansea University Authors: Katherine Hooper, Cecile Charbonneau , Jenny Baker
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DOI (Published version): 10.1595/205651322x16260797478755
This study assesses the use of short wavelength radiative heating techniques such as near infrared, intense pulse light and ultraviolet heating for processing coatings in energy applications. Concentrating on the importance of investigating different radiative wavelengths to advance these technologi...
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This study assesses the use of short wavelength radiative heating techniques such as near infrared, intense pulse light and ultraviolet heating for processing coatings in energy applications. Concentrating on the importance of investigating different radiative wavelengths to advance these technologies as scalable processes via reduced heating times. It illustrates the mechanisms by which these techniques can transform thin film materials: sintering, binder removal, drying and chemical reactions. It focuses on successful research applications and the methods used to apply these radiative mechanisms in solar energy, battery storage and fuel cells, whilst considering the materials suitable for such intentions. The purpose of this paper is to highlight to academics as well as industrialists some of the potential advantages and applications of radiative heating technologies.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through ECR Fellowship NoRESt (EP/S03711X/1) and SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (EP/N020863/1 and EP/P030831/1). The authors would like to acknowledge the M2A funding from the European Social Fund via the Welsh Government (c80816), the Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council (Grant Ref: EP/S02252X/1) that has made this research possible.