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Metal-air battery integration for cargo compartment fire suppression

O2Free Project

Today, most aircraft still use Halon-based fire suppression systems for cargo compartment inertisation following a fire event. Halon 1301 is a very effective fire extinguishing agent. However, it is also a harmful substance with high ozone depletion potential. The use of halon for critical applications including aviation is being phased out, and will be completely banned by 2040 as set out in the Montreal Protocol. There is a need for innovative, lightweight and more environmentally-friendly fire suppression solutions for the aerospace sector.

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Review Meeting (November ’21)

On the 23rd and 24th November, the O2Free project consortium finally had the opportunity to meet face-to-face and discuss technical matters. In addition, the consortium was able to visit the facilities of Sonaca, a member of O2Free. A very interesting and rewarding...

Current progress on the preparation of Al-air battery cathode

Current progress on the preparation of Al-air battery cathode Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) free-standing film are being developed as cathode of the Al-air battery. These CNFs are obtained by electrospinning. Electrospinning is the procedure of adopting electrostatic...