Highly Insulating and Light Transmitting Aerogel Glazing for Window

  • Jensen, Karsten Ingerslev (Project Manager)
  • Schultz, Jørgen Munthe (Project Participant)
  • Nitz, Peter (Project Participant)
  • Platzer, Werner (Project Participant)
  • Rydén, Mats (Project Participant)
  • Achard, Patrick (Project Participant)
  • Rigacci, Arnaud (Project Participant)
  • Chevalier, Bruno (Project Participant)
  • Pajonk, Gérard M. (Project Participant)
  • Buathier, Serge (Project Participant)
  • Durant, Marcel (Project Participant)
  • Gullberg, Leif (Project Participant)
  • Petermann, Georg (Project Participant)
  • Einarsrud, Mari-Ann (Project Participant)
  • Sørensen, Henrik (Project Participant)
  • Mølholm, Niels Bo (Project Participant)
  • Valette, Dominique (Project Participant)
  • Brauer, Harald (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

In order to overcome the normal contradiction between high insulation capacity and high solar transmittance, monolithic silica aerogel is applied as transparent insulation material in windows.
The project deals with both the production process of aerogel and the aerogel glazing.
Our part of the project here at the Department concerns mainly; the glazing assembly process, optimization of the glazing, characterisation of the aerogel window and technical and economical evaluation.
At the end of the project, it is expected that the following are developed: A supercritical CO2 based production process with recovery, that can give flat aerogel tiles of 60 cm square as well as a glazing assembly process suited for industrial production, for the same size. And finally a general scheme for demonstration of the new technology will be drafted.
The project is a follow-up to two previous JOULE 2 projects (contracts JOU2-CT92-0192 and JOU2-CT93-0375) and it is funded by the EU JOULE 3 programme, contract JOR3-CT97-0187. The Department is coordinator of the project.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/11/199831/10/2001