New project: Methodical investigation of thermal processes for the disposal of carbon fibre reinforced plastics
July 2020 marked the start of the joint project "MUTE CFK - Methodical investigation of thermal processes for the disposal of carbon fibre reinforced plastics".
The aim of the project is to create the basis for process development on an industrial scale using combustion tests in circulating fluidized beds and tubular reactors on a laboratory and pilot scale. This also includes investigations of particle separators for emission reduction and recirculation of unburned CFRP dusts for complete fiber conversion. In addition to project coordination, the work of TEER is mainly focused on the design and optimization of laboratory and pilot plant experiments for CFRP conversion in tubular reactors, as well as the characterization of the behavior of common particle separators against fiber-containing dusts by gas measurement and analysis of process residues. From this, approaches for a holistic thermal treatment process for CFRP waste are designed.
Project partner for the investigation of the conversion behaviour in fluidised bed reactors is the Chair of Energy Process Engineering (EVT) at the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden). The project is funded for two and a half years by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy via the research association DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. of the Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF) of AiF.