The Thermal Biomass
Utilisation Group is a research group at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Fundamentals and Plant Engineering, part of the Technical University Graz. The group
performs research and development in the field of thermal biomass utilisation
and in small- and medium-scale combined heat and power plants.
of the physical properties and the chemical composition of biomass fuels and
- Research on the
behaviour of ash-forming elements in biomass combustion / gasification
processes and their influencing variables.
equilibrium calculations for ash-forming elements and their compounds in
biomass combustion and gasification plants.
and ecological optimisation of biomass combustion plants (NOx
reduction by primary measures, improved excess oxygen control, flue gas
formation and characterisation as well as possibilities of efficient aerosol
separation in biomass combustion and gasification plants.
- Mechanism of
deposition and corrosion in biomass combustion plants.
- Simulation of
fluid dynamics and combustion in biomass grate furnaces using CFD
(computational fluid dynamics) and considering kinetic aspects.
- Development of
an in-situ measurement method for hot gases based on FT-IR spectroscopy.
Region of operation and fields of application
Austria and European
References and publications
- “BIORENEW - Bioremediation and Economic Renewal
of Industrially Degraded Land by Biomass Fuel Crops" - ENV4-CT97-0610.
- Reduction of fouling, slagging and corrosion
characteristics of miscanthus for power and heat
generation using biotechnology" - FAIR-CT98-3571.
- Aerosols in fixed-bed biomass combustion-formation, growth, chemical
composition, deposition, precipitation and separation from flue gas” -
action on pre-nominative biomass specification - EU-THERMIE B STR 2066-98-UK)”.
- An Integrated European Market for Densified Biomass
Fuels” - ALTENER PROJECT AL/98/520.