The lectures are free asistance, but a previous inscription must be made, by sending an email to: Celia Sobrino.
The lectures will be held in the Leganés Campus, Carlos III University of Madrid.

SEMINAR 1: Topics on chemical reactors. Dr. Allan Hayhurst from University of Cambridge. 7-10 May (10-13h).
Thermal Explosions in chemical reactors. Scaling analysis of the thermal decomposition of calcium carbonate. Devolatilisation of coal and biomass and combustion of chars from these fuels in fluidized beds. Using fluidised beds to measure the rates of chemical reactions. Combustion waves.
Slides A. Hayhurst

SEMINAR 2: Modeling of fluidized beds. Dr. David Pallarès from Chalmers University of Technology. 14-18 May (10-11:45h).
Fluid dynamics. Thermo chemical conversion of solid fuels( conversion stages, regimes, fragmentation, oxy-firing/gasification). Fluidized bed combustion (fuel mixing, gas mixing, emissions). Heat transfer and state of the art of FBC processes (co-combustion, oxy-firing, indirect FBC, chemical looping combustion).
Slides D. Pallarès

SEMINAR 3: Biomass utilization. Dr. Naoko Ellis from University of British Columbia. 14-18 May (12:15-14h).
Biomass Basics. Thermo-chemical processes of biomass utilization (drying, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion). Biofuels (bioconversion, biodiesel, alge, challenges of biomass).
Slides N. Ellis

SEMINAR 4: Fundamentals of Single- and Two- Phase Particulate Flows. Dr. Christoph Müller from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. 18-21 June (10-13h).
Physics of two-phase particulate flows. Introduction to scale-up including reactive flows. Different approaches to characterize granular systems. Practical single- and two-phase particulate systems/reactors, e.g. rotating cylinders, vibrated beds or gas-fluidized beds. Influence of fluid dynamics on chemical reactions occurring in gas-solid fluidized beds. Basic modeling approaches.
Slides C. R. Müller



Conversion of solid fuels

Professors, Kim Dam-Johansen, Denmark Tecnique University, and Bo Leckner, Chalmers University of Technology. 6 – 8 April 2010.
Conversion of solid fuels
Lectures Kim Dam-Johansen
Lectures Bo Leckner

Fluidized bed combustion and gasification of solids fuels

Professor Allan Hayhurst, Cambridge University. 7 – 10 June 2010.

Lectures Allan 2010
Lectures Allan 2010 (2)

Gas solid fluidization

Professor Ruud van Ommen, Delf University of Technology. 7 – 9 June 2010.

Lectures Ruud 2010



Biofuels mixing and segregation issues in the fluidized bed combustion and gasification of solid fuels

Piero Salatino University Federico II Naples, 4-6 May, 2009

Gas mixing/segregation in fluidized bed combustors/gasifiers
Mixing/segregation of fluidized solids: segregation of gas-emitting particles
Behaviour of fluidized polydisperse reactive and non-reactive solids

Towards sustainable energy systems, CO2 capture and Oxyfuel combustion

Filip Johnsson, Chalmers University of Technology, 5-7 May, 2009

Towards sustainable energy systems
CO2 capture and storage
Oxyfuel combustion for CO2 capture



For the academic year 2007/2008, the ISE research group invited two important researchers with international prestige. They presented two lectures during this year.

Fluidized bed combustion (10 hours)

Solid fuel combustion, modeling particle combustion, fluidized bed combustion and gasification, summary of his main research lines

Prof. Bo Leckner, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Chemical aspects in the industrial use of biofuels (10 hours)

New combustion technologies, characterization of biomass fuels, chemistry reactions in gasification processes, ash problems in boilers and corrosion in heat exchangers

Prof. Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)

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