September 22, 2020
Coolbrook Ltd. and the Oxford Thermofluids Institute have signed a three-year agreement, during which time they will collaborate on further developing Coolbrook’s revolutionary Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR).
The project, named the “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Turbo Reactors for Cracking Hydrocarbons,” aims to investigate the aerothermal and chemical phenomena at the core of the RDR’s novel hydrocarbon cracking process.
”Coolbrook’s RDR technology really brings space science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering together. This reactor has the potential to really become the new global standard in olefins production,” says Professor Budimir Rosic, who will be leading the partnership at Oxford.
As Coolbrook’s CEO, Harri Johannesdahl notes, universities have played a vital role in helping the company to model and develop the RDR concept.
“We are thrilled to partner with Professor Rosic and his team at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute to gather data and build models that will contribute to the further refinement of our RDR technology,” says Coolbrook CEO Harri Johannesdahl.
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Coolbrook Ltd. is a Finnish engineering company on a mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable and profitable way to produce Olefins, the main component in the petrochemical industry and the production of plastics, chemical products, packaging and more. Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Reactor (RDR) is a revolutionary technology that combines space science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering to replace the current inefficient and polluting steam cracking methods used to make Olefins with a radically cleaner and more effective alternative. Backed by a growing number of governments, petrochemical producers and environmental regulators, Coolbrook’s RDR technology is set to become the new global standard in Olefins production. https://coolbrook.com/
The Oxford Thermofluids Institute is part of Oxford University’s strategic investment in the UK’s science base, researching, testing and engineering world-leading solutions for jets and rockets. It is home to the most sophisticated and high-speed flow facilities in the UK, supporting the development of systems at high technology readiness levels. The work being done at the institute has impacted the industry through deployments via both research partnerships and commercialisation. Research conducted at the institute focused on three strategic flagship themes: gas turbine, hypersonics and energy/environment. https://oti.eng.ox.ac.uk/