There is a large amount of excess heat emitted
from industries, waste water treatment plants, supermarkets, data centers and other
sources. Many of these sources are currently not utilized, due to a lack of
information. Some of this waste heat could be utilized for e.g. process or
district heat, and thereby reducing primary energy use. The utilization of the
waste heat can sometimes be challenging, as heat pumps or long transmission
pipelines are required.
The project will determine and map waste heat
sources and heating demands in a region of Denmark. Based on the findings
possible projects will be identified and evaluated, based on private and
The aim of the project is to carry out an
in-depth study of opportunities for waste heat recovery by creating symbioses
between sources and possible users of this heat. The elements of such a study will
consist amongst others:
a method to identify and quantify excess heat sources and heating demands
and model technical solutions for the recovery of excess heat
and evaluate opportunities based on private and socio-economic principles
technical, economic and sustainability assessments of the proposed solutions.
candidate (s) will be supervised and supported by members of the Section for
Thermal Energy at the Mechanical Engineering department and Management
Engineering at DTU.
project can be carried out as a Master, Bachelor or special course. The scope
of the project can be adjusted to match the candiates interests and ideas.
students are required to have a background
in energy planning, energy engineering or sustainable energy. Knowledge about
pinch analysis and GIS is beneficial but not a requirement. The work will be in
close collaboration with industrial partners and Danish regions, the students are
therefore required to show a high level of organizational and communication
skills (e.g. organize project meetings, organizing data collection with