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Livorno - Week 30 - Monday 21st July 2014

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1 Livorno News

Update from the IFRF Director
From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Tomasz Klajny IFRF Director
Livorno, Italy, Monday 21st July 2014

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During the last IFRF Joint Committee meeting Wiebren de Jong was nominated as Deputy Superintendent of Research. Wiebren graduated with MSc in chemical engineering from Twente University in 1991. After the next three years he graduated with PdEng from the same university. The work, done in close cooperation with Groningen State University focused on alternative synthesis routes for the production of aramid. After that he took a post-graduate exchange programme at the University of Stuttgart expanding his technical interests upon the field of air-conditioning systems based on hydrogen storage in metal hydrides.



2 TOTeM 41 and TOTeM 42 Proceedings online

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Izabela Reszewicz
Livorno, Italy, Monday 21st July 2014

The proceedings from TOTeM 41 – “Optimisation of OXY/COAL/RFG systems” (10th-11th Jun, 2014 Warsaw) and from TOTeM 42 – Industrial heating: Furnaces, Process Heaters, Kilns – Design of safe, fuel and environmentally efficient thermal equipment” (24th-25th Jun, 2014 Ijmuiden) are now available to IFRF Members for download online.

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3 IFRF on Twitter

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Izabela Reszewicz
Livorno, Italy, Monday 21st July 2014

We would like to invite our members and whole combustion community to follow us on Twitter. You can find there all our news: information about new events, job positions and also actual news from combustion market from all around the world.

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4 PhD proposal on pulverized biomass combustion with VEOLIA/CORIA and CIRAD

From the Veolia Environnement Recherche et Innovation
Contributed by Benoit Taupin
Limay, France, Monday 21st July 2014

Pulverized combustion of fine particles is a widely used thermochemical process in coal-fired power plants. The pulverized solid combustion mode is actually considered as the most efficient, the excess air can be kept very low. To reduce the CO2 footprint of these plants, the incorporation of a fraction of biomass with the coal can be an effective solution. However, this significantly changes the behavior of the boiler and, as result, a better understanding of the combustion of pulverized biomass is important.

In the dual objectives of energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact VEOLIA wants to develop solutions of Energy recovery from each available biomass resources.

To initiate this work, Veolia Environment Research and Innovation (VERI) will conduct a collaborative PhD study on pulverized biomass combustion.



5 Combustion Engineer Position

From the boostHEAT
Contributed by Nazim Chibane
Toulouse, France, Monday 21st July 2014

boostHEAT recruits an experienced engineer (5 years) in the field of boiler burners. boostHEAT is developing different products that range from domestic boilers (15-20kW) to boilers for collective and tertiary applications (up to 150kW). The task of the engineer is to intervene in some research and development (R & D) on the burner and heat exchangers and incorporating associated elements related to:
– Design (design, modeling, CAD)
– Research and component suppliers,
– The integration of technical aspects of gas standards
– Monitoring prototyping and preproduction with industrial partners,
– Bench tests (thermal performance, emissions, regulation, modulation, power etc..).



6 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondant in Spain
From the Barcelona, Spain
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Barcelona, Spain, Monday 21st July 2014

Patrick Lavery pic.jpgCombustion Industry News brings together interesting and important stories about or affecting the combustion industry, and is collated for the IFRF every fortnight by Patrick Lavery. For each news story cited, a link is provided to the original publication. Where news relates to IFRF Member Organisations, the name of the organisation appears in green with a link to the associated profile page on the IFRF website.

If you have a news item to share, please contact Patrick Lavery.

Top Story

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