Free piston/ORC system for automotive waste heat recovery being tested at University of Brighton

A prototype automotive waste heat recovery system has been fired up on a recently commissioned test rig at the University of Brighton. A free piston engine eliminates the entire mechanical drivetrain of a conventional engine, allowing ultra-efficient combustion cycles to be developed and reducing the parts count and cost. It completely removes the crankshaft constraint placed on piston movement that actually hinders efficient combustion, and allows piston motion to be optimized to deliver a cleaner, more efficient combustion process.

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