Ceramics in the Environmental Industry
A wide and ever expanding range of green technologies are bringing improvements to the atmosphere and our environment, reducing carbon output, and promoting sustainable technologies. Technical ceramics have long played an important role in the environmental industry, such as wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, hydrogen powered vehicles, heat pumps, biofuel, and tidal energy.
The wide variety of technical ceramics available offer properties to solve multiple problems, thermal insulation, thermal conductance, mechanical, electrical insulation, sliding wear and chemical resistance. Many combinations of these offer solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems.
Ceramics extend component life whilst operating in extreme environments and reducing wear and some of latest generations of engineered materials from Precision Ceramics lead the way with enhanced fracture toughness. CeramaZirc Ultra Tough is one of these materials with properties enhanced by our own in-house HIP facilities, stretching material properties beyond conventional ceramic manufacture.
Technical ceramics have long played an important role in environmental applications. A wide and ever expanding range of green technologies are bringing improvements to the atmosphere and our environment, reducing carbon output, and promoting sustainable technologies.
Technical ceramics are used to meet the high temperature and electrical requirements of many types of fuel cells, including a range of roles such as electrical insulation, thermal shielding, feedthrough, thermal conductors, thermal insulators and chemical resistance.
Technical ceramics are used in many forms of research as they are inert, electrically insulating, don’t outgas to contaminate an experiment, mechanically stable and in some instances can be used to very high temperatures.