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UK CAER, LG&E and KU to Develop System to Improve Power Plant Efficiency

Researchers will be testing a self-cleaning, air preheater system that will improve load flexibility and increase thermal efficiency at power plants.

The project seeks to develop a simple device that can be added to regenerative air preheaters that are widely deployed in coal-fired plants.

The newly designed system will enhance efficiencies in the deNOx operation, leading to better operating outcomes and reduced down time to clean air preheaters for the power plants.


  • Solar energy

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy
  • Pollution control

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Electrical engineer
  • Solar power professional
  • Production or process engineer
  • Water & wastewater management professional
  • Venture capital or private equity professional

Innovation sector

  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • Financial investing
  • Heat & thermodynamics
  • Renewable energy sciences
  • Water