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.

EAF-Burner H2-Oxyfuel

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).