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Research profile

2002- now:

founder and owner of the company Heat Power (www.heatpower.nl ), which develops the Rankine Compression gas turbine (RCG) together with the section Energy Technology (division TFE) prizewinning at Rabobank's "Herman Wijffels Innovation" competition (2003) supported by Incubator 3+ (2003-now) granted an "STW-valorisation grant" (2004) together with Eindhoven University (Dr.ir. H.C. de Lange) TU/e researcher (parttime) at the section Energy Technology (division TFE) paper for ISABE2005 accepted en presented (ref: ISABE-2005-1209): "Proof of principle of the Rankine Compression gas turbine"co-author: Dr.ir. H.C. de Lange article for Applied Thermal Engineering accepted (2005): "Technical and economical feasibility of the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG)" co-author: Dr.ir. H.C. de Lange


2000-2002: MSc-thesis: technical feasibility of the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG).

1994-2000: mechanical engineering at Eindhoven University (TU/e)

1992-1994: aeronautical engineering at Delft University

1986-1992: VWO at Lorentz Lyceum Eindhoven

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Waste heat utilization Engineering & Materials Science
Rankine cycle Engineering & Materials Science
Steam Engineering & Materials Science
Heat storage Engineering & Materials Science
Evaporators Engineering & Materials Science
Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Temperature control Engineering & Materials Science
Gas turbines Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 16 Citations
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Improving the part-load performance of turbines in rankine cycle based automotive waste heat recovery systems

Oom, M., Feru, E., de Jager, B., Ouwerkerk, H. & de Lange, R., 9 Aug 2018, 2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 4906-4911 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Rankine cycle
Waste heat utilization
11 Citations (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)

Realization of a 4kW thermochemical segmented reactor in household scale for seasonal heat storage

Gaeini, M., Javed, M. R., Ouwerkerk, H., Zondag, H. A. & Rindt, C. C. M., 28 Oct 2017, In : Energy Procedia. 135, p. 105-114

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Heat storage
Heat generation
67 Downloads (Pure)

Temperature control of evaporators in automotive waste heat recovery systems

Oom, M. E. E., Feru, E., de Jager, A. G., de Lange, H. C. & Ouwerkerk, H., 2017, In : Energy Procedia. 129, September 2017, p. 794-801

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Waste heat utilization
Temperature control
Gas fuel measurement
238 Downloads (Pure)

Development of a 1MWe RCG-unit

Ouwerkerk, H., 2009, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 129 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Open Access
Gas turbines
Steam generators
Steam turbines

Student theses

Calculation methods for power and size of LNG heat exchangers

Author: Olsthoorn, J., 30 Nov 2013

Supervisor: Brouwers, J. (Supervisor 1), van Kemenade, H. (Supervisor 2), Ouwerkerk, H. (Supervisor 2) & van Benthum, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Design and realization of a 4.4 kW household scale seasonal heat storage reactor with Zeolite 13X/H2O

Author: Javed, M., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Rindt, C. (Supervisor 1), Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2), van Kemenade, H. (Supervisor 2), Ouwerkerk, H. (Supervisor 2) & Gaeini, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Experimental and numerical study of a micro once-through steam generator

Author: Peemen, F., 30 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Ouwerkerk, H. (Supervisor 1), de Lange, H. (Supervisor 2) & Smeulders, D. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

First transitional step from lab-scale to large-scale thermo-chemical heat storage using segmentation

Author: Joosten, L., 30 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Zondag, H. (Supervisor 1), Rindt, C. (Supervisor 2), Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2), Ouwerkerk, H. (Supervisor 2) & Gaeini, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Improvement and expansion of the RCG setup

Author: van de Mortel, A., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Ouwerkerk, H. (Supervisor 1) & de Lange, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master