Dr.-Ing. Nico Schmitz

Address:  RWTH Aachen University
Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering
Kopernikusstr. 10
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 (0) 241-80 26064
E-Mail: schmitz@iob.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 01-201

Group Manager Combustion and Burner Technologies


Combustion processes in gas-fired industrial furnaces, minimization of pollutant emissions in combustion processes, energy efficiency of thermal process facilities, Increasing lifetime of radiant tubes

Fields of activity

  • Extension of the application limits of flameless combustion (FLOX)
  • Radiant tube technology
  • Efficient use of alternative (low CO2) fuels in thermal process facilities
  • Scale free reheating of semi-finished metal products
  • Development of burners (construction and optimization)
  • Process analysis and optimization at industrial furnaces
  • Application of gas analytics for the determination of energy and mass flows in processes and measurement of pollutant emissions


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