IFRF Director Leo Tognotti and Senior Investigator Giovanni Coraggio leave for Beijing China over the weekend. Both will be presenting papers at the prestigious 33rd International Symposium on Combustion. Both papers are based on IFRF research carried out in the last two years.
The two IFRF contributions are “Oxidation model for 24 bituminous coal chars: variable or constant activation energy?” and “Retrofitting oxy-fuel technology in a semi-industrial plant: flame characteristics and NOX production from a low NOX burner fed with natural gas.” Both papers represent attempts to revisit previously reported IFRF raw data to get new insights into fundamental and applied combustion issues.
The contribution “Oxidation model for 24 bituminous coal chars: variable or constant activation energy?” by Oskar Karlström, Anders Brink, JarosÅ‚aw Hercog, Mikko Hupa, Leonardo Tognotti is the result of a collaboration between Abo Akademi in Finland and IFRF.
The paper “Retrofitting oxy-fuel technology in a semi-industrial plant: flame characteristics and NOX production from a low NOX burner fed with natural gas” results from the ongoing collaboration between IFRF (G.Coraggio, L. Tognotti) and ENEL, Engineering and Innovation Division, Technical Area Research.
The papers were described fully in MNM 15. Click here to read the article.
During the visit to China the IFRF Director will also be meeting representatives from Chinese organisations to discuss the potential for the formation of a Chinese National Committee to coordinate IFRF Member activity within countries around the Pacific Rim.
As they will be out of the office for all of next week and a part of the following week, it would be advisable not to attempt to contact Leo or Giovanni except via email.