GeoHex excellence lies in the concept of developing Heat Exchangers (HX) materials addressing both the improvements in the anti-scaling & anticorrosion properties as well as heat transfer performance of the HX material, which will lead to smaller, more efficient and cheaper systems.
Developing innovative materials for heat exchangers
GeoHex relies on the use low cost carbon steel as base material for HX. Through modifying the surface with nano porous coatings and controlling the surface chemistry, GeoHex will significantly improve the heat transfer performance of single phase and phase change heat transfer process respectively. The project relies on the use of Ni-P/Ni-P-PTFE duplex and amorphous metal glass coatings to attribute the anti-scaling and anti-corrosion properties to the low-cost carbon steel substrate.