• MC 17 Draft Programme Update

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An update to the draft programme for the IFRF’s 17th International Member Conference has been published this evening on the conference website.  The event takes place in Paris from 11-13 June and will feature a number of outstanding keynote speakers as well as some fifty presentations.  An overview of the programme appears below.

The conference begins on the morning of Monday 11 June.  The convenient 10.00 a.m start time will allow some delegates to enjoy a full weekend at home – the venue is half an hour from central Paris.

The first of three keynote speakers to address the conference after the registration and welcome formalities will be Prof. Yong Yan of the University of Kent on the topic “Advanced Monitoring techniques for coal and biomass fired power plants”Thierry Lecomte of the IPPC Bureau in Seville will follow with “Trends in EU legislation regarding emission from combustion plants” and James Seebold  will take proceedings to the lunch break with “Products of incomplete combustion from gaseous hydrocarbon external combustion in jet-mixed diffusion flames”.  Parallel sessions after the lunch break will be devoted to Industrial Processes and CCS/Oxycombustion, followed late in the afternoon by an informal get together of the IFRF Investigators’ Club

The second day of the conference will kick off with a plenary session devoted to IFRF Strategy, followed by two more keynote presentations by James Seebold on “Rx for plant-wide emission reduction projects” and Technical University Clausthal Professor Roman Weber on “CFD Applications in industrial combustion”.  Morning and afternoon sessions on Combustion Modelling will be paired with a session on Low Emission Technologies in the morning and Oxy-Fuel Combustion in the afternoon.  The late afternoon will be devoted to IFRF Editorial board and other meetings, allowing delegates a period of relaxation before the conference gala dinner on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday’s proceedings will be opened by keynote speaker Prof. Flemming Frandsen of Denmark Technical University who will review the complete spectrum of IFRF work on Ash related problems in coal and biomass combustion, after which delegates will be able to choose between a Flares workshop or an open session of presentations from partners in a new European 7th Research Framework Project RELCOM (Reliable and Efficient Combustion of Oxy/Coal/Recycled Flue Gas Mixtures).  Parallel sessions on Diagnostics and Biofuels complete the programme which ends late on Wednesday afternoon.

Click here for a direct link to the programme.  To register online click here.

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