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Thermofluids and Acoustics Research Group provide computer modelling for innovative prizewinning gadget

Esther Bruce and Carl Collins Computational Fluid Dynamics

Two PhD students from the School of Engineering provided computer modelling for a transformative gadget that cuts energy usage and could cut gas bills, which has now won an international innovation award.

Oxypod, which takes air out of heating systems boosting central heating boiler efficiency, was selected as one of three main prizewinners in this year’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) International Innovation and Research (I & R) Awards.

The inventor, heating engineer Stanley Whetstone with support from lecturer and builder Bob Harris, received a £2,000 award in the Innovation Achievers category. The patent for Oxypod is shared with fuel-poverty charity the Goodwin Development Trust. Read more