New Materials for EVs
New Materials for Electric Drive Vehicles
From 2011 to 2013, researchers and engineers of the T&MEC along with the Material Research Centre (MRC, Kyiv) in the frame of the International R&G Project "New Materials for Electric Drive Vehicles" designed and developed the equipment for production of advanced carbon materials from petroleum coke. The participants of the Project from the US were the Argonne National Laboratory. Besides the T&MEC and MRC, the Ukrainian team was represented by the Gas Institute (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and the National Science Center (Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology). The supervision of the Project was conducted by US Department of Energy (funding organization) and Science and Technology Center in Ukraine.
Meeting of the Project subcontractors at MRC
The project outcomes include the following developed equipment:
- The electric calciner of 1000 kg/hr productivity for treatment of green petroleum coke. The material is heated by means of electric current passing through the moving bed. The operating temperature of the unit is in the range 900-1200°C.
- The heat exchanger (cooler) for the bulk material to cool down the final product. The cooler provides the decrease in the product’s temperature from 1200°C to 300°C. Inside the cooler, the material passes through the water-cooled pipe-section. The productivity of the cooler is 1000 kg/hr.
- The water scrubber for exhaust gases cleaning from sulphur oxide and dust. As an absorbent, the scrubber utilizes the water suspension of CaCO3. The unit’s capacity is 400 m3/hr.
- The auger feeder for raw material of 1000 kg/hr productivity.