Aero thermo mechanics -ULB- Lab'InSight Biomass to Energy

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Aero thermo mechanics -ULB- Lab'InSight Biomass to Energy

  1. 1. 1 Aero-Thermo-Mechanics UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, Bruxelles Prof. Alessandro Parente Assistant Professor Lab’InSight « Biomass to Energy » - CTA, December 11th 2012»
  2. 2. Fields of Expertise • Numerical simulation of turbulent reacting and non-reacting flows • Gas turbine and rocket propulsion • Lubrication • Renewable energies/rational use of energy Industrial application fields • Conceptualization, development and testing of efficient combustion systems for biomass-based fuels 2 Strée – December 11th 2012 FIELDS OF EXPERTISE AND INDUSTRIAL TARGETS
  3. 3. 3 ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTION Strée – December 11th 2012 H2-based fuels • From biomass gasification • Expensive purification for fuel cells • Efficient valorization with direct combustion But … • H2 → high temperatures and pollutant emissions (NOx) • New combustion systems needed Integrated approachExperiments Modelling (CFD)
  4. 4. Flameless combustion • Homogenous temperature • Very low NO formation 4 ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTION Strée – December 11th 2012 350 K 2500 K 1270 K 1390 K FLAME FLAMELESS Our expertise • Predictive numerical models for burner modification/development C. Gallletti, A. Parente, M. Derudi, R. Rota, L. Tognotti, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 34, 8339-8351, 2009.
  5. 5. 5 ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTION Strée – December 11th 2012 Applications • Glass and steel industry • Micro co-generation CHP SOLO® Stirling burner (Stirling Systems GmbH) Self-recuperative FLOX® burner (WS FLOX®) A. Parente, C. Galletti and L. Tognotti”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 33, 7553-7564, 2008.
  6. 6. 6 Strée – December 11th 2012 DEVELOPMENT OF A MICRO-CHP/GT UNIT FOR RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS NANOCOGEN+ • In collaboration with the Walloon Region and a start-up company, MITIS • Flameless combustion chamber • Designed for methane and biogas fuels • Advanced design tools (CFD and multi-objective optimization) • Ongoing (started in 2011)
  7. 7. 7 SERVICES PROVIDED TO COMPANIES Strée – December 11th 2012 → R&D partnership on research activities related to the analysis/development of combustion technologies for biomass- based fuels (biogas and syngas) → Development of numerical tools for process analysis and decision making support
  8. 8. 8 Subjects → Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of fluid flows with commercial and open-source software OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES TRAINING Strée – December 11th 2012
  9. 9. 9 Subjects → VALEBIO: Biomass valorisation - Continuing Education – University Certificate - ULB / Ulg OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES TRAINING Strée – December 11th 2012 Objectives • Opportunities • Characterize valuable biomass • Technologies and processes • Processing pathways • Pathway implementation For whom • Managers • Researchers • Managers • Government officials • Consultants… In practice • From February 1st 2013 • 234 hours • Every Friday, 1 year • Partnership: academic (ULB, ULg, CRA-W) industrial and public authorities Where • ULB • Gembloux • On visites’ sites
  10. 10. 10 LABORATORY CONTACT INFORMATION Prof. Gérard Degrez Chef de service/Head of Department gdegrez@ulb.ac.be - Phone : +32 2 650 26 48 Prof. Alessandro Parente Assistant Professor Alessandro.Parente@ulb.ac.be - Phone : +32 2 650 26 80 UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES/Ecole Polytechnique Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Avenue F. D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgique http://mecapp42.ulb.ac.be/atm/ Strée – December 11th 2012

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