address: College Road
|Nazionalità Coordinatore||United Kingdom [UK]|
|Totale costo||617˙400 €|
|EC contributo||617˙400 €|
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
|Anno di inizio||2012|
|Periodo (anno-mese-giorno)||2012-10-01 - 2016-09-30|
address: College Road
|UK (CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE)||coordinator||403˙200.00|
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
address: Place De L'Universite 1
|BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE)||participant||214˙200.00|
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'iComFluid will develop an EU-India network for fluidised bed technology research by uniting activities among 4 top ranking European and Indian universities. 28 researchers will be exchanged and trained with latest techniques covering the full range of thermal conversion for clean energy generation including pyrolysis, gasification and combustion. iComFluid will set the foundation stones for long-term strategic collaboration between EU and India to confront the challenge of climate change and clean energy generation in a global framework.'
Researchers from around the world are joining forces to promote sustainable development through clean energy technologies.
To reduce fragmentation in sustainable energy technologies, coordination needs to be enhanced between the research being carried out in EU and non-EU countries.
The ICOMFLUID (International collaboration on computational modelling of fluidised bed systems for clean energy technologies) project represents the collaboration of top universities from China, the EU and India for fluidised bed systems for clean energy. The project is supporting researcher exchanges, while providing intensive training through research programmes. This should allow a detailed comparison of different methodologies, encouraging cross-fertilisation of ideas amongst partners from different countries.
Researchers have produced models for different thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis, gasification and combustion in fluidised bed reactors. In particular, multi-phase flow models help represent heat and mass transfer between solid and liquid/gas phases, chemical reactions and phase changes. In addition, they have set up test rigs for fluidised bed hydrodynamics.
Significant work has been performed with regard to pyrolysis oil modelling. Researchers have evaluated the performance of direct and indirect contact condensers for pyrolysis vapour quenching, developing more detailed condensation models for pyrolysis vapours using model compounds. Furthermore, they have developed models from micro to macro scale for carbon capture in structured packing columns.
The main project findings have been published in 13 publications in journals. By bringing together researchers from China, the EU and India, ICOMFLUID is creating an unprecedented critical mass of research efforts in clean energy technologies.