• IFRF 16th International Members’ Conference

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The IFRF will hold its 16th International Members’ Conference from June 8-10 in Boston next year.  The event is being jointly organised by the American Flame Research Committee together with IFRF headquarters and is the first Members’ Conference to be organised outside Europe.  This is in keeping with the fact that the IFRF currently has an American President.

The title of the conference, Combustion and sustainability: new technologies, new fuels, new challenges reflects the theme which will be focused around optimising traditional technologies and developing new ones for the clean conversion of  the widest possible variety of fuels.  As such, the goal of the conference is to contribute to spreading best available technologies and practices among all industrial sectors and to sustain the continuous interaction within the IFRF Network which is the fundamental purpose of the IFRF as an organisation.

Planned topics for the conference include:

  • Fuel characterization: bio-, fossil, secondary fuels
  • Ash/mineral matter and related problems
  • Oxygen Combustion and other technologies for  CCS
  • New combustion concepts (HiTAC, flameless, MILD, etc.) and their application
  • Ultra low NOx boilers and heaters for different applications
  • Matching for new/revamped/upgraded applications: flame and combustion chamber matching for new or revamped furnaces; burner-boiler matching for new or upgraded boilers
  • Flares for Oil&Gas and other sectors
  • Combustion modeling Verification & Validation (comprehensive codes and sub-models)
  • Diagnostics and in-flame measurement techniques

The Technical Program Committee consists of IFRF President Richard Waibel, Vice President Jacques Dugué , AFRC Chairman Philip Smith, and the AFRC’s James Seebold, as well as  IFRF Superintendent of Research Hartmut Spliethoff, his deputy Neil Fricker and IFRF Director Leo Tognotti.

The Conference will offer a combination of Podium Sessions including invited Keynote Lectures, small group Breakout Sessions related to the major themes, as well as Poster and Exhibition opportunities. The Exhibition Session is designed to offer Member Organisations the opportunity to present information on their products and services.

Proposals of papers and posters are now invited and should be directed to Leo Tognotti by no later than 15th February 2009.  All necessary details are available on the IFRF Events Calendar.  Accommodation and registration information will be added shortly.