Brno University of Technology is developing a new generation of radiators made of hollow polymer fibers

Published: 07.01.2021 Related countries:  U.S.A. U.S.A.

Brno University of Technology is developing a new generation of radiators made of hollow polymer fibers

The first-generation prototype has already been tested in a car, but the new type of an exchanger could also be used in air conditioning units, in battery cooling or in places where a metal radiator is not suitable, for example, due to corrosion. In their research, the group led by Tereza Kůdelová is deciding how to use the heat exchanger for the automotive industry. They have completed their first test drive, where a polymer fibre exchanger was installed instead of a conventional radiator. It was cooled by air outside, and by a mixture of circulated water and antifreeze, which is commonly used in cars, inside. Three companies from the automotive industry and plastics processing are also involved in the development.

Source: https://www.vutbr.cz/en/but/news-f19528/a-new-generation-of-radiators-is-being-developed-at-but-the-first-prototype-has-already-been-tested-in-a-car-d206801

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