Based on the current industrial state of the art, the design process of RE-powered desalination systems takes place in two distinct steps. Step 1 includes the design of the reverse osmosis desalination system and Step 2 includes the design of the renewables system based on the desalination unit designed in Step 1. This approach using two distinct steps leads to non-optimized systems.
MT Propeller aims to improve the design of ice protection systems for its propellers, shorten simulation times from one week to less than a day. This allows MT Propeller to incorporate the ice accretion simulations more efficiently in its design cycles. Increased computational resources through HPC uptake would allow MT Propeller to design more complex propellers for larger aircraft and analyse ice protection systems performance as installed on the aircraft.
Waves are the primary cause of erosion, yet they carry a readily accessible supply of energy. Zyba’s core product, CCell, is a curved wave energy converter designed to be efficient, light, and simple to assemble and operate. CCell moves with the waves to simultaneously extract their energy and reduce their impact on the beach, while generating electricity.
Digitisation of books is an important process, both for commercialisation and for preservation of older texts. The Bookscanner© product can automatically and physically turn pages and automate the scanning process. However, this process results in a 'page curling' effect where the pages are attached to the spine. The scanned pages need to be digitally flattened, a tedious and expensive process that this experiment aimed at improving and commercializing.