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In the time period from 03/11 to 25/11 of 2017 three Associate Professors of Czestochowa University of Technology, i.e. Robert Kucęba, Dorota Jelonek, Marcin Zawada acompleted a scientific internship at Niigata University in Japan. The scientific internship took place at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Niigata University, headed by Professor Tadaaki Shimizu. The purpose of the scientific trip was to present the current scientific achievements in the field of oxy-combustion (WP4). During the scientific internship the following scientific activities took place: (1) Participation in a seminar on the current scientific activity of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, (2) Participation in experimental research carried out on a laboratory scale in the field of oxy-combustion.

 


 

A scientific traineeship one member of ZJU (China) - Prof. Yi Feng visit TUUH in Germany  for 2 months to give presentation and visiting lab and discuss the cooperation from 01/11 to 31/12 2017.

 


 

The two employees of Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies (IAET) of Department of Infrastructure and Environment of Technical University of Czestochowa: PhD Marcin Panowski and PhD Dariusz Wawrzynczak as well as PhD student Msc Kamil Idziak have spent one month between 26 of September and 26 of October 2017 at State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization at Zhejiang Universty in China, realising there their training research stay.

 

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The training stay was realised within the Task 2.1. „ Adsorption engineering”, under Work Package 2 of the CO2TRIP „Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation” (7PR – Marie Curie Actions) project coordinated by the Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies.

During the training stay at Zhejiang University, employees of IAET were visiting research laboratories where they got acquainted with the following equipment as well as the construction of test rigs: installation consisting of a set of mirrors focusing solar energy, 1MWt test rig for combustion of solid fuels in circulating fluidized bed, installation of biomass gasification for biofuel production, installation for absorption separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas, laboratory unit for sorbent production from coal tar pitch, as well as test rig for hydrogen production from biomass fermentation and test rig for hydrogen production from coal and biomass gasification with addition of calcium oxide as a CO2 sorbent.

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Besides that, many seminars and meetings were organized, during which research areas of interest were presented and discussed by researchers from Zhejiang    University    as    well    as    Czestochowa University of Technology. Among the others, prof. Mengxiang Fang and prof. Qinghui Wang were  presenting  research  activities  of   State  Key  Laboratory  of  Clean  Energy  Utilisation

and employees of IAET were presenting their own research activities and activities of IAET as well. Scientific meetings were place of interesting discussions concerning the environmental aspects of energy generation, like carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere and its reduction in both countries, development of CO2 capture, sequestration and utilization technologies, increase of electricity generation efficiency, and many others. One of widely discussed challenges for energy generation sector were absorption and adsorption technologies for CO2 capture from different industries. The discussion covered advantages and disadvantages of both technologies, sorbents used in each technology and their comparison, as well as thermodynamic parameters of processes and energy demand for both electricity and heat. Moreover, the chemical looping process was also discussed and analyzed, especially in term of oxygen carriers, the challenges of their separation from the ash generated in the process and the potential of implementation of that technology in industrial applications.

Very interesting and fruitful discussions were also took place during presentations of research works performed by PhD students from State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization. The subject area presented covered among the others coal gasification processes, numerical modeling and simulation issues as well as unexpected problems that occurred while experimental research were performed and analyzed.

All discussions were very fruitful, and exchange of knowledge and experiences of researchers from Zhejiang University and Czestochowa University of Technology allowed for a new and fresh look on many research and scientific problems. The conclusions from the meetings will be taken into account in the future scientific work and during preparation of scientific publications. It has to be mentioned, that the visit at Zhejiang University allowed to identified the areas of further cooperation as well as there were also expressed the willing of preparation of mutual scientific projects.

 

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From August 15th to 1st September 2017, prof. CUT Maciej Mrowiec participated in a scientific internship at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA) as part of the CO2TRIP project, coordinated by the Częstochowa University of Technology. In terms of content, the host of the internship was Professor Kevin Whitty (Department of Chemical Engineering), who is authority in the field of thermochemical conversion of renewable and fossil fuels. As part of the stay, a meeting was organized with PhD students conducting studies in the field of combustion in the chemical loop as well as characteristics of solid particles in gases from high temperature gasification processes. The next days of the internship were filled with meetings and visits to laboratories located at the university campus. Laboratory-scale installations (including the so-called boiler models, combustion model in the chemical loop) are useful for understanding the basic processes taking place in larger systems and for developing models of these processes. The Department of Chemical Engineering research team can also boast modern analytical equipment, including devices based on proprietary solutions. During the presentation of research stands, the purpose and accuracy of CFD models used in simulation studies of combustion processes was discussed.

Professor Whitty also presented his Industrial Combustion and Gasification Research Facility, located in the center of Salt Lake City, where pilot studies are conducted on semi-technical installations. The research buildings have overhead cranes and forklifts for moving equipment and fuel. Each building has a common flue gas handling system, a central DCS for process control and data logging, an air-conditioned control room with gas analyzers that can read from any of the rigs, 480-V power, natural gas, compressed air, a closed-loop cooling water system with an outdoor cooling tower and a work area with tools for welding and repair. The University of Utah's pressurized fluidized bed gasifier is a bubbling bed system capable of processing up to 30 kg/hr of feedstock, corresponding to roughly 100-200 kW thermal input, depending on the fuel. Solid fuels, such as biomass and coal, as well as liquid fuels such as spent pulping liquor (black liquor) or oils can be processed in the gasifier. The primary fluidizing and reacting gas is steam, although oxygen can be co-fed to improve conversion and to shift the system towards an autothermal mode of operation. The second presented was pressurized entrained-flow gasifier – this is a downwards-fired refractory-lined, oxygen-blown reactor having a standard throughput of 1 ton per day or about 300 kW. The gasifier is designed to operate at pressures up to 32 atmospheres and at temperatures up to 1700°C.

The stay at the American university was also an opportunity to learn about the specificity of the organization of scientific and education work, which in many areas differs from the model dominant in Polish universities. The solutions applied in the field of engaging students and PhD students in research as well as models of commercialization of research results were particularly inspiring. In bilateral talks, the existence of many similar problems related to air quality in cities and the necessity to develop technologies of cleaner coal combustion and other solutions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere were emphasized. During the internship at the University of Utah, meetings were also held focused on the further cooperation of both universities (meeting with Professor Steven Burian of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering).

 


 

 The meeting of Partners who participate in the “CO2 Trip” Project took place during the 12th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology hosted by AGH University of Science and Technology and Center of Energy, Cracow, Poland from 23rd to 26th of May 2017. CFB-12 was twelfth conference in a series following the success of the previous International Conferences on Circulating Fluidized Beds, beginning in 1985 (CFB-1, Halifax, Canada) through the year of 2014 (CFB-11, Beijing, China). CFB-12 addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of circulating fluidized beds and fluidized bed systems, which covers: Fluid dynamics of gas-solid flow, Modeling and simulation, Heat and mass transfer, Fine particle and nano-particle systems, Process design and scale-up, Measurements and instrumentation, Fluid catalytic cracking and other catalytic process, Combustion, pyrolysis and gasification, Looping processes, Industrial experience.

 

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A scientific traineeship professor Tadaaki Shimizu (representative of Niigata University in Japan) at ICHPW May 20 to May 27, 2017. During the visit Partners had an intense discussion on Chemical Looping Combustion and Calcium Looping. Lecture of prof. Tadaaki Shimizu was the introduction to cooperation between NU and ICHPW in the field of calcium looping technology.


 

A scientific traineeship professor Kevin Whitty (representative University of Utha, USA) at ICHPW May 19 to May 26, 2017.

 


 

A scientific traineeship two members of ZJU (China): Prof. Mengxiang Fang, Prof. Qinghui Wang visit CUT and IChPW in Poland for 3 weeks to give presentation and visiting lab and discuss the cooperation (Polish-China Project) from May 17 to 4 June 2017.

 


 

In April 2017 researchers of the Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies,  Department of Infrastructure and Environment of the Częstochowa University of Technology dr inż. Przemysław Szymanek together with dr hab. eng. Jarosław Krzywański did a one-month scientific internship at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.

The internship at Zhejiang University took place at the Institute for Thermal Power Engineering headed by Professor Mengxiang Fang. During the stay at the university, several meetings took place, which presented the results of research carried out at home universities. The meetings also allowed to get acquainted with scientific research conducted by the team of professor Mengxiang Fang.

During the stay in China, it was possible to attend an international conference in Shanghai ICEPEE 2017, EAME 2017, AMIT 2017, SMCE 2017, which was held on April 23-24.

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In the time period from 19/03 to 11/05 of 2017 four Associate Professors of the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment, i.e. Agata Rosinska, Jurand Bien, Artur Blaszczuk, Pawel Mirek acompleted a scientific internship at Niigata University in Japan. The scientific internship took place at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Niigata University, headed by Professor Tadaaki Shimizu. The purpose of the scientific trip was to present the current scientific achievements in the field of fluidized bed combustion of fossil fuels in large-scale CFB reactors (WP4). During the scientific internship the following scientific activities took place: (1) Participation in a seminar on the current scientific activity of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, (2) Participation in experimental research carried out on a laboratory scale in the field of advanced combustion of fossil fuels. All academic staffs of the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment during the scientific internship at Niigata University in Japan got acquainted with the current scientific works in the field of fossil fuel combustion in the chemical looping, they got acquainted with modern research methods and methods of conducting research. During the scientific internship, all academic employees of the Faculty of Infrastructure and Environment took an active part in experimental research on a laboratory installation. The academic stay also enabled the exchange of knowledge and practical experiences acquired by the teams of the Czestochowa University of Technology and the Hamburg University of Technology during the works carried out for many years in their universities in the field of fluidization and its application to energy conversion processes as well as the flow of simulation of solids processes. At the end of the scientific internship, potential cooperation points were determined between the Czestochowa University of Technology and Niigata University. This resulted in a joint publication entitled: Heat Transfer in an External Heat Exchanger for Supercritical CFB Boiler, which was presented at the XXIII Congress of Thermodynamics – ZT 2017 and was recommended for post-conference publication in the Journal Energy (Elsevier). In the current time above mentioned work (manuscript No EGY-D-17-0594) is under review procedure.


 

Visit by Dr.-Ing. Ernst-Ulrich Hartge (representative of TUHH in Germany) at the Niigata University (Japan), April 2 to May 3. During the visit Partners had an intense exchange about practical issues with the operation of CLC-plants. Further experiments with the plants at NU and TUHH have been planned.

 


 

Visit by Johannes Haus (representative of TUHH in Germany) at the University of Utha (USA), February 14 to April 14.

 


 

 A scientific traineeship two scientists from (ICHPW, Poland) at the Niigata University in Japan. Within WP.3 task Ca-Looping and experienced researcher dr. Sajdak (October/November 2016) has visited Niigata University in Japan. While within WP.4 oxycombustion dr. Lasek (November 2016) visited Niigata University in Japan (November 2016).

 


 

Visit by Dr.-Ing. Ernst-Ulrich Hartge (representative of TUHH in Germany) at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou (ZJU) in People’s Republic of China, September 22 to October 24. During the visit Partners had an intense exchange about practical issues with the operation of CLc-plants. Further experiments with the plants at ZJU and TUHH have been planned. A special focus was put on the comparison of the experimental results. Another topic of cooperation was the extension of CLC to biomass combustion and biomass gasification. The exchange was broadened by visiting further Chinese colleagues, working in the field of Chemical Looping Combustion. Prof. Hartge visited Zhejiang University to give presentation and visiting lab and discuss the cooperation.

 


 

A scientific traineeship two members of CUT -Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology (Prof. Tomasz Czakiert, Prof. Jarosław Krzywański) at the Niagata University  in Japan. The scientific stay took place from September 14 to October 14, 2016. Confirmed by the Certificate of Research Staff Exchange. The studies were conducted at Faculty of Engineering, at Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering under supervision of Professor Tadaaki Shimizu The studies were carried out in Work-Package no. 4 “Oxy-fuel combustion”, especially 4.3 and  Work-Package no. 3. Within the visit at Niagata University, a workshop was held, which comprised a cycle of lectures with a discussion on chemical-looping combustion and calcium looping combustion.

 


 

A scientific traineeship three members of ZJU (China) professor Mengxiang Fang, Prof. Leming Cheng and Prof. Tao Wang at Heriot-Watt University, UK for 3 weeks to give presentation and visiting lab and discuss the cooperation from Aug 17 to 8 Sept 2016.

 


 

 A scientific traineeship Prof. Ściążko Marek (3 weeks) in August/September, and Dr. Ksepko Ewelina (1 month) in September. During the stay at UU Prof. dr. Marek Ściążko and Dr. Ewelina Ksepko have visited laboratories of the university with the assistance of the host Prof. Kevin Whitty. One of the visited laboratories was one greateest laboratories of the University of Utah and it was Industrial Combustion and Gasification Research Facility. In this area, the research works are performed by the university for the industrial partners. And here is located 100 KW installation for examination of the CLOU and CLC processes. Prof. dr. Marek Ściążko during his stay at the University of Utah gave two presentations, including: 'Operation Circulating fluid bed- operational limits, Thermal analysis for process development. Dr Ksepko togheter with scientists from University of Utah has realized all experiments given in CLC tasks.

 


 

A scientific traineeship professor Tadaaki Shimizu (representative of Niigata University in Japan) at TUHH April 24 to May 1st, 2016. During the visit Partners had an intense discussion on Chemical Looping Combustion and Calcium Looping. Lecture of prof. Tadaaki Shimizu was the introduction to cooperation between NU and TUHH in the field of calcium looping technology. Especially questions related to scale-up and to technical realization of these processes have been discussed. Furthermore the common activities and tests during the secondment of an ER from TUHH to NU in April 2017 have been planned in detail.

 


 

A scientific traineeship PhD student Mr. Qigang Cen from Chinese Zhejiang University at the CUT Poland (September, 2015 to April, 2016). The studies were carried out in Work-Package no. 1, throughout the Tasks no. 1.1-1.4. Within the visit at CUT, a seminar were held, which comprised a cycle of lectures with a discussion on Adsorption engineering (WP2). A phd student Mr. Qigang Cen visited CUT Poland  for 7 months to do cooperate research on CO2 adsorption from Oct. 2015 to April 2016.

 


 

A scientific traineeship two scientists Prof. Majchrzak-Kucęba Izabela and PhD Aleksandra Ściubidło from Czestochowa University of Technology (1st and 21st of September 2015) at Department of Chemical Engineering of Monash Universtity in Australia. Visitors had the opportunity to visit research laboratories, see the test rigs for combustion and coal gasification research as well as to participate in the laboratory investigations. The important part of the visit was discussions and Seminar. Speakers discussed about activities performed in both institutions, with special attention to oxygen carriers used for chemical looping process and their potential used in adsorption technologies for carbon dioxide purification from oxygen. The main aim of the discussion was the exchange of knowledge and experiences gained during the research performed at both institutions, system optimisation and minimization of energy penalty in electricity and heat generation systems due to applying CO2 capture units. The special attention was paid to fossil fuels used in energy sector both Australia and Poland as well as possible future activities of common cooperation and collaboration were identified.

 


 

 

International Conference and Summer School

 "Advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Genertion”

 

On 6-7th July, 2015 at ICE Krakow Congress Centre took place an International Conference "Advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation”. The conference was organized by Czestochowa University of Technology  in collaboration with Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal and TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A.

The conference was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of advanced CCS technologies. During the oral and poster sessions a lot of interesting papers in the subject of flue gas purification, advanced sorbents, oxy combustion,  chemical looping, geological storage and many others  were presented. End of the conference crowned ceremonial distribution of certificates for conference speakers by the chairman of the International Scientific Committee Professor Tadaaki Shimizu and chairman of Organizing Committee Professor Izabela Majchrzak-Kucęba.

During the conference, CO2TRIP project Partners Meeting was held. The details of further cooperation between the partners as well as details of further scientific exchanges have been established.

On 7-10th July, 2015 at ICE Krakow Congress Centre and Aparthotel Leone took place an International CCS Summer School “Advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Genertion”. For participants series of lectures in the subject CCS was led as well as workshops were conducted in particular exploring the pilot installations. Each participant received a certificate of participation in First CCS Summer School in Poland.

On 9th July 2015 summer school participants took part in a study visit to Łaziska Power Plant. They visited Amine-based post-combustion CO2 capture pilot plant on which the analysis of the absorption process is carried out by Institut for Chemical Processing of Coal. The introductory lecture was led by Adam Tatarczuk, who also made a presentation of the installation. During visit to the power plant, summer school participants also had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Energy.

Subsequently, summer school participants took part in a study visit to Łagisza Power Plant. They visited Pressure swing pilot facility for the study of CO2 capture from flue gas on which the analysis of the adsorption process is carried out by Czestochowa University of Technology, Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies. The introductory lecture was led by Dariusz Wawrzyńczak, who also made a presentation of the installation. During visit to the power plant, summer school participants also had the opportunity to visit the world's first Energy Unit of 460 MWe CFB boiler with supercritical parameters.

On 10th July 2015 summer school participants took part in visit in Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, where research on clean coal technologies are carried out. The introductory lecture was introduced by Aleksander Sobolewski - Director of the Institute. Summer school participants had the opportunity to visit the Clean Coal Technology Centre, in particular, testing plant for pressurized gasification and oxy-combustion of solid fuels in Circulating Fluidized Bed, testing plant with turbulent combustion chamber, testing plant for CO2 removal in absorption process, testing plant for fuel conversion in chemical looping reactor and many others.

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Between 1st and 21st of October 2015, two scientists PhD Marcin Panowski and PhD Dariusz Wawrzyńczak from Czestochowa University of Technology were hosted by Prof. Sankar Bhattacharya at Department of Chemical Engineering of Monash Universtity in Australia. The three-week internship was organised within CO2TRIP project: „Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation” (7PR – Marie Curie Actions). Visitors had the opportunity to visit research laboratories, see the test rigs for combustion and coal gasification research as well as to participate in the laboratory investigations. The important part of the visit was discussions and seminars. Speakers discussed about activities performed in both institutions, with special attention to oxygen carriers used for chemical looping process and their potential used in adsorption technologies for carbon dioxide purification from oxygen. The main aim of the discussion was the exchange of knowledge and experiences gained during the research performed at both institutions, system optimisation and minimization of energy penalty in electricity and heat generation systems due to applying CO2 capture units. The special attention was paid to fossil fuels used in energy sector both Australia and Poland as well as possible future activities of common cooperation and collaboration were identified.

 


 

The internship of CO2TRIP project started on 03.03.2015. It was a day of departure from Warsaw, Poland. The internship was attended by Częstochowa University of Technology’s PhD student, Mateusz Kozak and two other PhD students from Częstochowa.

The range of internship included a Work Package 1 “Advanced adsorbents” topics which contains the following steps:

  • Design and synthesis of innovative types of adsorbents

  • Characterization of prepared adsorbents

  • Adsorption testing and data collection

  • Sorbent selection

The internship place was Zhejiang University in Hangzhou in People’s Republic of China which is a CO2TRIP project collaborator.

The first week of visit in Hangzhou was the time of establish contacts with academics: professors, PhDs and PhD students at Zhejiang University. The main guardian of three polish PhD students was Professor Mengxiang Fang from the Institute for Thermal Power Engineering at University. Mr Professor and his students accepted polish PhD students very warmly and showed the extensive base of laboratory. The show included small laboratories (eg. 2-column Pressure Swing Adsorption unit using to capture processing gases on solid sorbents) and big laboratories/units in pilot and demonstration scales (eg. MEA Absorption capture plant, CFB with Oxy-combustion and Chemical Looping Gasification boilers).

In the second week after arrival to Hangzhou, interns took part in seminars and discussions organized by Professor Qinhui Wang with his PhD students team. The main purpose of these presentations and discussions was exchange of experience between Częstochowa University of Technology and Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Chinese PhD students and polish PhD students:  Mateusz Kozak, Sylwia Jankowska and Krzysztof Kulicki presented their research topics and new ideas for next research steps in CO2TRIP project.

In the next step of internship PhD students and professors were discussing about design, synthesis and prepared new innovative adsorbents which then can be tested on TGA and Pressure Swing Adsorption / Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption capture plants at Częstochowa University of Technology. The discussion showed that design, synthesis, characterization and prepare new innovative types of adsorbents to next research steps should be carried out at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Work on these points of Work Package 1 include the publication overview, preparation of recipes for synthesis and obtaining new types of solid adsorbents step by step.

These chemicals should be sent to Poland (Częstochowa University of Technology) where will initially tested on TGA for CO2 capture.

The next research of new innovative types of adsorbents will be conducted at Częstochowa University of Technology on PSA/VPSA capture plants in order to accurately test of CO2 capture of new sorbents. The research will be carried on capture plant in laboratory scale on synthetic gases and will be performed by PhD students of Zhejiang University and Częstochowa University of Technology. It is planned to make tests at different pressure distributions during process and at different concentrations of feed gas.

The residence of Chinese Zhejiang University PhD students in Poland is planned for a period of 6-7 months. In this time, in cooperation with polish scientists these tests will be conducted.

The next step of cooperation is selection of the most effective adsorbents for CO2 capture which can be used in power and the other industries to reduce CO2 emission in the future. 

The internship in Hangzhou finished an official supper which was a friendly summary of constructive cooperation between Częstochowa University of Technolgy and Zhejiang University and it promises strong cooperation in the framework of the CO2TRIP and the other projects. Polish PhD student Mateusz Kozak and the other PhD students returned to Poland on Saturday 04.04.2015.


 

 

 logo 1st International Conference & CCS Summer School

Advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation

1st International Conference & CCS Summer School

 

Conference venue : CRACOW, Poland

conference date : July 6 to July 10, 2015

 

      We invite you to participate in the Conference and Summer School "Advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation", which will be held from 06. 07. 2015 to10. 07. 2015 in Cracow.

       The aim of the CCS conference and CCS summer school is to integrate the scientific, business and local government, allowing the exchange of views, thoughts and analysis in the field CCS as well as knowledge and experience transfer in area of advanced CO2 capture technologies includes all environmental, social and economic aspects. CCS conferences are extremely important for the further development of this technology in Poland. The aim of the CCS Summer School is to deepen the knowledge of young researchers.

Conference topics will include :

  • CO2 transport and infrastructure

  • CO2 utilization

  • CCS in energy intesive industries

  • Whole-systems CCS

  • Envionmental impact assesment of CCS

and many other issues related to CO2 and CCS

 

 


 

Research Interships in the framework of CO2TRIP project "Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation"

 

 photos from the visit of the project partners at the University of Utah co2trip

 

      In August and September 2014, three members of Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology – Prof. Izabela Majchrzak-Kucęba, PhD. Alesandra Ściubidło and Prof. Tomasz Czakiert held scientific internship at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA.

      The visit was possible thanks to the participation in CO2TRIP project "Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 capture technologies for clean coal energy generation", implemented the Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies in the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union - Marie Curie Actions.

      The internship took place in the Insitute for Clean and Secure Energy at the Department of Chemical Engineering, where internship participants work in the field of oxygen combustion (ang. Oxy-fuel combustion) and chemical looping combustion (ang. Chemical-looping combustion).

      Stay allowed for exchange of experiences in research area carried out for many years at Czestochowa University of Technology and The University of Utah.


 September 30, 2014 meeting of partners of CO2TRIP project

 

            On September 30, 2014 meeting of partners of CO2TRIP project "Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation” was held. Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies University of Częstochowa hosted professor Tadaaki Shimizu, representative of Niigata University in Japan.

            During the meeting, MSc. Grzegorz Krawczyk presented research which conducts Institute of Advanced Energy Technology,  in particular relating with oxygen combustion. Circulating fluidized bed OXY-CFB 0.1 MW pilot plant was illustrated and discussed, which was the introduction to Work Package 4 implementation.

            Lecture of prof. Tadaaki Shimizu entitled "Calcium looping (CaL) process for post-combustion CO2capture - concept, the trend of research, future perspective and ongoing research work in Niigata University, Japan" was the introduction to Work Package 3 implementation.

At the end of meeting Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies laboratories visitation was held.

 



August 7, 2014. meeting of partners of CO2TRIP project

                On August 7, 2014. meeting of partners of CO2TRIP project "Long-term research activities in the area of advanced CO2 Capture Technologies for Clean Coal Energy Generation” was held. Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies University of Częstochowa hosted representatives of Zhejiang University prof. Mengxiung Fang and and his assistant dr Zao Wang.

            After the ceremonial welcome, Dr. Eng. Dariusz Wawrzyńczak presented research which conducts Institute of Advanced Energy Technology, as well as presented and discussed details of Work Package 1 and Work Package 2 of CO2TRIP project. It has been proposed that the results of the implementation of WP1 was the choice of CO2 sorbent to testing in WP2.

            In this part of the meeting collaboration between the Czestochowa University of Technology and Zhjiang University was determined. Conducting joint reviews of the literature, the terms and parameters of research and the reports and publications creation were proposed.

           After the screening of film promoting “Pressure swing vacuum facility for the study of CO2 capture from flue gases”, a discussion about adsorption techniques was launched. Pre-planned research ranges for PhD students who will participate in scientific exchange between the units were discussed.

            At the end of meeting Institute of Advanced Energy Technologies laboratories visitation was held The especially fluidized bed technology laboratory with located there: four-column pressure swing adsorption installation and circulating fluidized bed pilot installation CFB-100.