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Tuesday: 14th April

15:00 – 18:00 REGISTRATION

18:00 – 19:30 OPENING SESSION


Albino Reis
Cenertec – Centro de Energia e Tecnologia



Maria da Graça Carvalho
Member of the European Parliament, Portugal



Wednesday: 15th April

08:30 – 09:20 KEYNOTE LECTURE II

Benedikt Roberg
Körting Hannover AG, Germany

09:25 – 10:45 PARALLEL SESSION I

Combustion & Heat Transfer

Alternative Fuels

Achieving Industrial Emissions Directive performance and increasing efficiency on least cost basis at a 160T/H refinery steam boiler
G. Ridler, M. Kryjak, S. Billett, F. Gnyp & J. Golding
RJM International (UK)

High performance Ultra-low NOx burner for industrial boilers

L. Morandi, D. Maggiolini, G. Rossiello, M. Torresi, G.D. Rago, L. Fortunato & A. Saponaro
Macchi, ITEA SpA, Polytechnic University of Bari, Centro Combustione Ambiente SpA (Italy)

Influence of potassium in industrial scale fluidized bed combustors and gasifiers

M. Seemann
Chalmers University (Sweden)

Numerical and experimental studies on the ignition of pulverized coal stream and spherical cloud

W. Rybak & J. Wach (Poland)
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland)

Experimental and numerical investigations of a high-power density sulphur burner
M. Fedoryk, F. Zhang, H. Heidarifatasmi, N. Sebbar, S. Harth, D. Trimis & H. Bockhorn
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Valorisation of plastic wastes by pyrolysis for energy production

J.-B. Michel, M. Simeoni & O. Lepez
Race for Water Foundation & ETIA S.A.S. Carrefour Jean Monnet (Switzerland/ France)

Microwave heated pyrolysis of CFRP - Characteristics of Gas and Oil products

R. Behrend, T. Krampitz, C. Pätzold, P. Fröhlich, M. Bertau, H. Lieberwirth & H. Krause
TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)

Energy Recovery Assessment of Brazilian Municipal Solid Waste by Combustion System

A. C. Gutierrez-Gomez, A. Garrido Gallego, R. Palacios-Bereche, J. Tófano de Campos Leite, A. M. Pereira Neto
Federal University of ABC (Brazil)


10:45 – 11:15            COFFEE – BREAK


11:15 – 12:35            PARALLEL SESSION II 

Combustion & Heat Transfer

Alternative Fuels

Oxygen-enriched Combustion Technology using Self-induced Oscillation Phenomenon to Uniformly Heat a Wide Range in Industrial Furnaces
M. Yamaguchi, T. Saito, Y. Yamamoto & Y. Hagihara
Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (Japan)

Flameless Oxyfuel Solutions : Technologies and Results
J. von Schéele
Linde plc, China

Combustion using an oxygen lancing in a reheating furnace
C. Lee, Insu Kim, Junggoo Hong
Hyundai Steel & Kyungpook National University (Republic of Korea)

Influence of Hydrogen Admixtures and Swirl Intensity on Shape, Stability and Emissions of Premixed CH4-H2-air Flames
M. Hefele, M. Blanas, H. Chaves, S. Eckart & H. Krause
TU Bergakademie Freiberg & University of Massachusetts (Germany/ USA)

Unresolved issues in modelling thermochemical conversion of biomass
K. Umeki, A. D. Garcia, Thamali R. Jayawickrama, A. Phounglamcheik, A. Bach-Oller & R. Gebart
Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)

Carbonization of grape pomace
A. F. Ferreira & M. Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, (Portugal)

Drying and Decomposition Analysis of Hydrochars
E. Kleiber, F. Weigler & F. Herz
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Pressurized steam pyrolysis of grape residues for production of valuable liquid hydrocarbons
F. Miccio, A. Natali Murri, E. Papa, E. Landi & M. Minelli
University of Bologna (Italy)


12:35 – 13:50             LUNCH

13:50 – 14:40             KEYNOTE LECTURE III

Lars Skaarup JensenFLSmidth, Denmark

14:45 – 16:05             PARALLEL SESSIONS III


Combustion & Heat Transfer

Alternative Fuels

Degassing and Stability Behavior of Oxide Heat Insulation Materials in Vacuum Furnaces
R. Arnold, M. Gilbert, R. Behrend & H. Krause
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)

Experimental investigation of tailored heating for massive forming
S. Thie, J. Hauch, N. Schmitz & H. Pfeifer
RWTH Aachen University (Germany)


Energy Efficient Coil Coating Process - ECCO
M. Schneider, P. Weinbrecht, C. Wieland, C. Weis & D. Trimis
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Flow Control in Large Angle Diffusers: Cold End Protection
J. Kitzhofer, L. Moruz, B. Bijvoet & M. Dinulescu
Apex Research B.V. (The Netherlands)

polysius® fuel substitution – solution for increasing the alternative fuels rate up to 100% using the prepol® Step Combustor
L. Fit, S. Zühlsdorf & I. Veckenstedt
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany

Measurement and modelling of a cement calciner fired with solid recovered fuel
M. Nakhaei, H. Wu, Damien Grévain, L. Skaarup Jensen, P. Glarborg & K. Dam-Johansen
Technical University of Denmark & FLSmidth A/S (Denmark)

Modern concepts for sensor-based process optimization of waste-fired power plants
F. Graube-Kühne, T. Kehr, S. Grahl & M. Beckmann
Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

Thermal performance of a domestic boiler burning briquettes made with agricultural wastes
B. Braga, V. Ferreira, A. Sanches & C. Pinho


16:05 – 16:35             COFFEE – BREAK

 16:35 – 17:55             PARALLEL SESSIONS IV 

Combustion & Heat Transfer

Alternative Fuels

Experimental Investigations on Plasma Assisted Solid Fuel Ignition and Combustion
R. Youssefi, J. Maier, G. Scheffknecht
University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Tail biogas flame stabilization by assistance of thermal plasma reformer
N. Striūgas, A. Tamošiūnas, L. Marcinauskas, R. Paulauskas, K. Zakarauskas & R. Skvorčinskienė
Lithuanian Energy Institute & Plasma Processing Laboratory (Lithuania)

Effects of microwaves on burning velocity and exhaust gas composition of laminar premixed propane flames
S. Eckart, R. Behrend, E. Collins & H. Krause
TU Bergakademie Freiberg & Columbia University (Germany/ USA)

Experimental study of turbulent Bluff-Body flames stability by simultaneous high speed flame imaging and Particle Image Velocimetry
N. Valdez, C. Lacour, B. Lecordier, A. Cessou, D. Honore
Normandie Univ (France)

Design and Application of Low-NOx Pulverized Biomass Burner over Biomass Grate Furnace
S. Hamel, K. Zając, P. Kuczmierczyk & A. Santhirasegaran
Steinmüller Engineering GmbH (Germany)

Single droplet ignition and combustion of jet-A1, hydroprocessed vegetable oil and their blends in a drop tube furnace
G. Pacheco, A. Silva & M. Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa & Aerog-LAETA, Universidade da Beira Interior (Portugal)

Influence of fuel characteristics of alternative residual biomass and ash chemistry on fluidized bed combustion and gasification
T. Karel, K. Fürsatz, J. Priscak, M. Kuba, N. Skoglund & H. Hofbauer
BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH, TU Wien & Umeå University (Austria/ Sweden)

A study on the influence of sphericity on the mixing of wood particles in a binary fluidized bed
M. Sobhi Alagha, B. Szucs & P. Szentannai
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)


Thursday: 16th April

08:30 – 09:20         KEYNOTE LECTURE IV

Joachim von Schéele
The Linde Group, Shanghai


09:25 – 10:45          PARALLEL SESSIONS V 

Green challenges and renewable future


Challenges for the Future Combustion of Green Fuels
J.G. Wünning
WS Wärmeprozesstechnik GmbH (Germany)

Thermodynamic and lifecycle analysis of a CO2-based methanol synthesis
M. Dierks, F. Möllenbruck, G. Oeljeklaus & K. Görner
University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

Negative CO2 Emission Technologies – A New Trend in Energy Research?
T. Pröll
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)

Biofficiency: The Challenging Way Towards the Next Generation of Biomass-fired Combined Heat and Power Plants
H. Spliethoff, T. de Riese, L. Hansen, R. Nowak Delgado, S. Fendt
Technische Universität München & Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e. V (Germany)

CFD modelling of flameless oxy-lancing combustion technology to boost burner capacity
Phuc Danh Nguyen, G. Ghazal & V. Cuervo Piñera
ArcelorMittal Global R&D (France/ Spain)

Modeling of the heating of steel pipes in gas fired furnaces using ANSYS-FLUENT in combination with radiative models
D. Demarco & P. Marino
Tenaris Siderca (Argentina)

Numerical Analysis of the Transient Heating Characteristics of a Slab in a Re-Heat Furnace
Z. Ahmedab, I. T’Jollynab, S. Lecompteab, T. De Raadc & M. De Paepeab
Ghent University, ArcelorMittal Gent & FlandersMake@UGent (Belgium)

Modelling radiative heat transfer in an industrial furnace using the lattice Boltzmann method
R. Prieler, P. Burian, M. Landl, C. Schluckner, C. Hochenauer
Graz University of Technology (Austria)


10:45 – 11:15         COFFEE – BREAK

 11:15 – 12:35         PARALLEL SESSIONS VI 


Alternative Fuels

Large Eddy Simulation of Reactive Flow on the Fire Side of a Steam Cracking Furnace
S. Nadakkal Appukuttan, E. Riber, B. Cuenot, T. Gilles
CERFACS & John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (France/ Luxembourg)

Effects of surrounding radiation on the lifetime of radiant tubes in a vertical strip galvanizing line
D. Büschgens, N. K. Karthik, C. Schubert, N. Schmitz, W. Lenz & H. Pfeifer
RWTH Aachen University, (Germany)

Simulation of a turbulent combustion and structural mechanics in radiant tube burner using OpenFOAM
Z. Raonic, D. Nikolaenko, C. Spijker, H. Raupenstrauch
Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria)

CFD modeling: a powerful tool for high efficiency burner design
A. Saponaro, O. Senneca, F. Cerciello, D.J. Brand, M. Torresi, F. Cesareo, M. Valenzano, S. Siena, G. Rago, G. Rossiello, G. Volpi, M. Penati, R. Dadduzio, T. Giani, M. Rogora, L. Fortunato & V. Panebianco
Centro Combustione Ambiente S.p.A, ITEA S.p.A, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione (IRC), University, Politecnico di Bari, AC BOILERS S.p.A (Italy/ South Africa)

Raw Biogas as a Potential Substitute for Natural Gas in Metallurgical Thermal Processes – Impact on Combustion and Pollutant Emissions
M. Röder, T. Schneider, P. Pietsch, A. Giese, R. Erler & K. Görner
Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. & DBI - Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH Freiberg (Germany)

Material concepts for heat exchangers in the field of high temperature conversion: Results of long-term exposures in corrosive pyrolysis gases
M. Gilbert, L. Schmies, C. Knosalla, W. Lippmann & H. Krause
TU Bergakademie Freiberg & TU Dresden (Germany)

Numerical Simulation of Radiant Burner Performance Burning Syngas Fuels
G. Scribano & Manh-Vu Tran
University of Nottingham Malaysia & Monash University Malaysia (Malaysia)

Multi-fuel Combustion System for Gaseous and Liquid Biofuels with Low NOx Emissions
M. Röder, D. Möntmann, M. Grote, A. Giese, D. Diarra & K. Görner
Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. & OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut gGmbH, Herzogenrath, (Germany)


12:35 – 13:50             LUNCH

13:50 – 14:30             POSTER SESSION - SHORT PRESENTATIONS

14:30 – 15:45             POSTER SESSION

Poster Session

A Sonic Sound Device that works like magic to increase thermal efficiency and prevent particulate build up
D. F. Cameron
Primasonics international Limited (UK)

An Opto-acoustic method for the assessment of critical vibrations and flame noise in boilers and furnaces
P. Pietsch, J. Morich & J. Köllner
DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Technische Universität Dresden & SDS Schwingungs Diagnose Service GmbH (Germany)

Brave New World – An Introduction to IIoT
O. Seifert
Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG (Switzerland)

Co-combustion of waste tires and plastic-rubber wastes with biomass technical and environmental analysis
P. Brito
Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (Portugal)

Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics and Discrete Element Method modelling of shaft furnace, including nitrogen emissions
C. Spijker, R. W. Pollhammer & H. Raupenstrauch
Montanuniversitaet Leoben & K1-MET GmbH (Austria)

Design of an energy efficient heating system for integrated oxygen production using ceramic membranes
F. Scheck, N. Schmitz, H. Pfeifer & R. Kriegel
RWTH Aachen University & Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS (Germany)

Development and construction of a test bench for the characterisation of the combustion process of low-calorific-value gas with fluctuating composition
M. Philipp, H. Bruns, N. Schmitz & H. Pfeifer
RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Development and Optimization of Pilot-scale Rotary Kiln Combustor for Municipal Solid Waste Incineration
C. Punithan, N. R. Bharathi, V. Kumar, S. R. Chakravarthy, B. V. S. S. S. Prasad, T. Sundararajan & R. Vinu
IIT Madras (India)

Development of a new process to obtain powder metallurgy titanium for aluminium alloying tablets from oil contaminated machining titanium chips
I. Vicario, J. Antoñanzas, L. Yurramendi, J. C. Múgica & A. Abuin
Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)

Development of Process Model for the Manufacturing of Sanitary Ware in Tunnel Kiln
D. M. Alex, T. Redemann & E. Specht
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)

Economic Appraisal of Power Consumption in Pulse Jet Filtration Process
D. Curry, B. Dannatt & B. Nimmo
The University of Sheffield & Durham Filtration (UK)

Experimental analysis of the drying process in rotary kilns
C. Meitzner, E. Specht & F. Herz
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg & Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Heat transfer analysis in flighted rotary kilns: Influence of the flight configuration
J. Seidenbecher, Herz, F., Specht, E., Wirtz, S. & Scherer, V.
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences & Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)

Impact of flow maldistribution on performance of shell-and-tube heat exchangers
T. Dorau, R. Schab, S. Unz, R. Malayeri & M. Beckmann
Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

Influence of steam addition on biomass gasification in a drop tube furnace
T. Rio, R. Ferreira & M. Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

Mixing of an Iron-Sand Binary Mixture in a 2D Pseudo Bed: Experimental and Numerical Studies
M. Sobhi Alagha, B. Szucs & P. Szentannai
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) (Hungary)

Numerical and experimental investigation of the spheroidization process of non-spherical particles in a semi-industrial furnace
H. Gerhardter, M. Knoll, R. Prieler, C. Hochenauer & P. Tomazic
Graz University of Technology & M. Swarovski Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria)

Numerical Simulations of Dense Fluidized Beds using the EMMS Gas-Solid Drag Model
M. Sobhi Alagha & P. Szentannai
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) (Hungary)

Palm oil EFB torrefaction in laboratorial and pilot scale reactors
D. C. de Oliveira, A. N. Carneiro, F. H. B. Santos, D. O. e Silva, D. R. S. Guerra & M. F. M. Nogueira.
Federal University of Pará & Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (Brazil)

Pressure drop of packed bed containing binary mixture with non-spherical active particles
M. Sobhi Alagha, B. Szucs & P. Szentannai
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) (Hungary)

The Power of i4.0 on Heat Treatment
C. Goldbach, M. A. Cemim & D. Donati
Perfil Group & Termica Solutions (Brazil)

Thermochemical Behavior of the Ashes of Municipal Solid Waste and its Impact on Combustion Systems for Mass Burning
A. C. Gutierrez-Gomez, A. Garrido Gallego, S. A. Nebra & A. M. Pereira Neto
Federal University of ABC (Brazil)

16:30 – 20:00
            TOUR: to be announced


Friday: 17th April

08:30 – 09:20             KEYNOTE LECTURE V

Harald Raupenstrauch
Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria

09:25 – 10:45             PARALLEL SESSIONS VII 



Large Eddy Simulation of pulverized coal combustion under oxy atmospheres using tabulated chemistry
H. Nicolai, A. Samim Doost, F. di Mare, C. Hasse & J. Janicka
Technische Universität Darmstadt & Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

Impact of the charging strategy, the cohesive zone and a varying blast volume flow on the conditions in the hearth: Transient DEM-CFD simulations of an industrial blast furnace
H. Merten, F. Bambauer, S. Wirtz, V. Scherer, H. Bartusch & R. Lin
Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut, Department Process Optimisation Iron and Steel Making & AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Germany)

Process analysis in thermal process engineering with high-performance computing using the example of grate firing
B. Peters, A. Rousset, X. Besseron, A.W.M Chekaraou, M.G Gallo, F. Sansone, A. Lupi & C. Galletti
Campus Belval, Enel Green Power SpA & University of Pisa (Luxemburg/ Italy)

A two-dimensional pyrolysis model for thermally thick particles
Q. N. Hoang, M. Vanierschot, T. Croymans, R. Pittoors & J. Van Caneghem
Group T Leuven campus, KU Leuven & Keppel Seghers Belgium NV (Belgium)

A camera-based flame stability controller for non-oscillating and oscillating combustion
J. Matthes, P. Waibel, M. Vogelbacher, H.-J. Gehrmann, D. Stapf & H. B. Keller
Karlsruhe institute of Technology (KIT) (Germany)

In-furnace thermal imaging for process optimisation and NOx reduction
Christopher Leonard and Neil Simpson
Ametek Land & Simpson Combustion

Temperature Measurements by Means of SO2 Spectra and Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy in Two Full-Scale Boilers
T. Leffler, S. Badiei & P. Kallner
Vattenfall AB (Sweden)

Online Corrosion Monitoring in Industrial Boilers
B. Epple, A. Müller & F. Ewert
TU Darmstadt & MHKW Berlin-Ruhleben – Instandhaltung (Germany)

10:45 – 11:15             COFFEE – BREAK


11:15 – 12:35             PARALLEL SESSIONS VIII 


Pollutant emissions

Studies on the Waste Feeding Process in large-scale Waste Incineration Plants
M. H. Zwiellehner, R. Warnecke & F. Grafmans
SAR Elektronic GmbH & GKS Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH (Germany)

Detailed CFD simulations of the fuel bed of an updraft gasifier and comparison to experimental results
M. Blank, C. Benesch, G. Knauss & I. Obernberger

Thermal process for energy recovery from Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment under the premise of bromine recycling
M. Dunker, A. Hiller & M. Beckmann
Technische Universität Dresden (Germany)

Combustion Behavior of Lumpy Coke in Mixed Feed Lime Shaft Kilns
B. Hallak & E. Specht
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)

Oscillating Combustion for NOx- Reduction in Pulverized Fuel Boilers
H.-J. Gehrmann, N. Jolibois, K. Aleksandrov, M. Hauser, D. Stapf, Prof. H. Seifert, J. Matthes, P. Waibel, M. Vogelbacher & H.B. Keller
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Germany)

Reduction of thermal and fuel NO-formation with Multi-Stage Flameless Oxidation
N. Schmitz, L. Giesler, E. Cresci, J.G. Wuenning & H.Pfeifer
RWTH Aachen University & WS Waermeprozesstechnik GmbH (Germany)

Application of Auxiliary Injection for NOx reduction on End fired Glass melting Furnaces
R. Pont
Global Combustion Systems Ltd

Scrutiny of residual nitrogen content and different nozzle designs on NOx formation during oxy-fuel combustion of natural gas
C. Schluckner, C. Gabera, M. Demuth, C. Hochenauer
Graz University of Technology & Messer Austria GmbH - Kompetenzzentrum Metallurgie (Austria)

12:35 – 13:50             LUNCH


13:50 – 14:40             KEYNOTE LECTURE VI

Edgardo Coda Zabetta
Sumitomo SHI FW, Finland 

14:40 – 16:00


Pollutant emissions

Novel heat recovery system for ceramic furnaces using high-temperature phase change materials and integration based on multicriteria analysis development
P. Royo, L. Acevedo, A. J. Arnal, M. Diaz-Ramírez, T. García-Armingol, V. J. Ferreira, G. Ferreira & A. M. López-Sabirón
Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption (CIRCE) & CIRCE Institute (Spain)

Towards Digital Twin of an Industrial Furnace Operating with Natural Gas/ Hydrogen Mixtures
N. Meynet & G.-A. Grandin
Engie Lab Crigen (France)

Exergy analysis of a large CFB boiler furnace
A. Mankonen, E. Vakkilainen, J. Kaikko & V. Sergeev
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT & Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, (Finland/ Russian Federation)

Comparison of the Dynamic Behaviour between Bubbling and Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustors
G. Martinez Castilla, R. M. Montañés, D. Pallarès & F. Johnsson
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Issues relating to the Combustion of High Asphaltene Heavy Fuel Oils.
A.R. Lea-Langton, K.D. Bartle, F.A. Atiku, J.M. Jones & A. Williams
University of Manchester & University of Leeds (UK)

Influence of operation mode of a drop-feed-pellet domestic boiler on gaseous and particulate emissions
A. Martinez, C. Lacour, J. Yon & A. Coppalle
Normandie University (France)

Development of new concepts for an energy efficient firing of ceramics by 2050
T. Redemann & E. Specht
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)

Effects of CO2-H2O dilution on non-premixed turbulent oxygen enriched flames in a swirl burner
T. Boushaki, H. Zaidaoui, JC. Sautet, C. Chauveau
University of Orleans & Normandie University (France)


16:10 – 16:30             CLOSING ADDRESS

Viktor Scherer
Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Neil Fricker
University of South Wales, United Kingdom

Albino Reis
Cenertec – Centro de Energia e Tecnologia, Portugal

19:00        FAREWELL DINNER: to be announced

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