HYBRIXCEL’s breakthrough technology is an advanced heat conversion to power organic Rankine cycle (ORC), utilizing nanostructured metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in order to enhance the heat and mass transfer efficiently that can be operated at low-mid temperature from various heat sources such as geothermal and industrial waste heat. Using such high-efficient sorbents (MOFs) in the system is showing the potential for compact system design, unprecedented refrigerant loading, and the suitability to refrigerants that are commonly used in standard ORC as well as newly developed refrigerants.
HYBRIXCEL is committed to finding the most suitable thermodynamics based conversion cycle match to low-mid grade temperature sources for standard and custom applications.
ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is a key technology used for generating electricity from decentralized heat sources. The principle was named after the Scottish physicist and engineer William Rankine (1820-1872), who is also considered one of the inventors of thermodynamics.
METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are new micro-porous materials with exceptionally high porosity, uniform pore size, well-defined molecular adsorption sites and large surface area. MOFs have two main components: the organic linkers considered as organic secondary building unit, act as struts that bridge metal centers known as inorganic primary building units and act as joints in the resulting MOF architecture. The two main components are connected to each other by coordination bonds, together with other intermolecular interactions, to form a network with defined topology.
With a highly-ordered framework of pores, metal-organic frameworks exhibit the largest surface areas per gram known to man – one gram of MOF can have a surface area comparable to a FIFA soccer field. That is up to 7000 sqm surface per 1 gram of MOF material. The large surface area offers more space for chemical reactions and adsorption of molecules.
Uniform structures, adjustable porosity and a wide variety of chemical functionalities offer solutions to various industries and to many applications.