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MANN+HUMMEL and Centrale Nantes extend their research partnership on the energy efficiency of filtration systems

Following on from the international research chair focusing on clean engines established in January 2014, the international group MANN+HUMMEL and Centrale Nantes are extending their partnership to continue exploring new solutions to improve air quality with sustainable systems that are notably more energy-efficient.

on February 22, 2024

Les équipes de MANN+HUMMEL et Centrale Nantes visitent le banc d'essais de Centrale Nantes
Les équipes de MANN+HUMMEL et Centrale Nantes visitent le banc d'essais de Centrale Nantes
Air quality standards are becoming increasingly stringent. Whether at home, at work, at school or on our means of transport, we spend an average of 85% of our time in confined spaces. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a public health concern.

A main thrust of the partnership with the Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics & Atmospheric Environment (LHEEA) at Centrale Nantes is to develop innovative systems that are more energy-efficient, using a systemic approach to MANN+HUMMEL’s filtration solutions.

The team led by chairholder Professor David Chalet, at Centrale Nantes, and Jérôme Migaud, Director of Innovation and Advanced Technologies at MANN+HUMMEL, has made significant advances in air quality in confined and semi-confined spaces.
Major improvements have been made to the air quality of an electric vehicle thanks to innovations linked to the air conditioning system, which deliver greater filtration efficiency combined with lower energy consumption, thereby extending the vehicle's range.
In the same vein, solutions have been developed to filter the air on railway station platforms, in order to improve air quality. A trial is currently underway in an underground railway station in Paris.

This new five-year research chair will provide support for four engineers, a PhD student and several Master’s student internships. The new partnership will focus on improving air quality with lower energy needs, as well as research into the filtration systems needed for low-emission, low-carbon propulsion technologies, a key driver of the sustainable mobility of the future. It follows on from collaborative work that began more than 15 years ago in the form of theses and collaborative projects.

We are particularly proud of this long-term partnership with MANN+HUMMEL in our areas of excellence. This advanced scientific research is perfectly in tune with our commitment to energy transition and the decarbonisation of transport.

Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, Director of Centrale Nantes

Frédéric Meslin, Director of Development Centrale Nantes, David Chalet, Dean of Studies Centrale Nantes, Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, Director Centrale Nantes, Markus Kolczyk, Vice President Engineering, Vishwas Gawade, Vice President Advanced Technology, Christophe Guyomard, Directeur General France, Cecile Bedouet, Manager Engineering France, Jerome Migaud, Director Advanced Technology Transportation, Thomas Heininger, Director Engineering Cabin air filtration, Laurent Berraud, Financial and Administrative Director France, Franck Plestan, Dean of Research Centrale Nantes

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Published on February 21, 2024 Updated on February 22, 2024