Renewable energies and
low-CO2 process heating
Process and process chain balancing under aspects of energy demand, CO2 emissions and economic efficiency, with a focus on alternative fuel use (e.g. H2) and hybrid or fully electric heating concepts, taking into account the dynamic framework and market conditions.
Combustion and burner technologies
Research, development and optimisation of energy-efficient combustion technologies for the heating of thermoprocessing plants, taking into account the specific processes. Focus on the use of low CO2 fuels (e.g. hydrogen) and combustion processes for low NOx emissions (e.g. flameless combustion). Numerical simulation, experimental investigations in the pilot plant and on industrial plants.
Energy and mass balances
Research and development to increase energy and resource efficiency and decarbonisation of steel production in the electric arc furnace. Process optimisation through the use of new measurement technology, application of process models and evaluation of industry or own pilot plant trials.
Industrial furnace technology
Research on the optimisation of heat transfer and flow control in thermoprocessing plants and their components using experimental and numerical approaches.
High Temperature Flows
Research into flow phenomena in metallurgical reactors with molten phases. With a focus on the use of numerical simulation (CFD) in combination with physical modelling by water models and their measurement by laser measurement technology (PIV/LDA/Shadowgraphy).