• TOTeM25 a success!

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      Peter Roberts

TOTeM25, held last week in Stockholm was undoubtedly a success. This fact was of course, very much due to:

  • The cooperation of all the 68 participants and their contribution to the discussions along with a series of excellent invited presentations, and the general guidance given to the meeting by the Chairpersons.
  • All the hard work done before and during the TOTeM by our colleagues at the Royal Institute of Technology, the Swedish Flame Research Committee – and last but certainly not least our friends at Jernkontoret who hosted the TOTeM most expertly.

To all of these, we give our thanks!

In addition:

  • Jeff Rhine is preparing the drafts for the TOTeM discussions record and the conclusions – these will appear, in due course, along with copies of all the presentations in our Website – “Combustion Trends for the Future” at http://www.trends.ifrf.net.
  •  Neil Fricker and Pat Hughes, Editors-in-Chief respectively of our publications, IFRF Online Combustion Handbook and IFRF Online Combustion Journal are commencing to execute their implementation plan for utilisation the information fund generated in TOTeM25.

Finally, the TOTeM was very nicely completed by a technical visit to the extensive combustion research facilities of Professor Blasiak at the Royal Institute of Technology – see the associated photograph.  So we can sit back and relax?

No way – In the last few days we have been inundated by emails for TOTeM27 Chairman – Jim Seebold – urging us to participate in the Birmingham TOTeM Cluster due to take place 25th and 26th of November 2003 under the topics:

TOTeM 26
Carbon Dioxide – Control – Concentration – Sequestration – Emissions Trading – . . .

Process Heating in Petroleum, Petro-chemical and Chemical industries: Identifying Trends and Satisfying Needs through Leveraged External Research

If you have not registered yet – do so now at:


See associated article for cheap flight to Birmingham if you booked before 31st October 2003 – ACT NOW!

Photographs showing KTH facility (High Temperature Air Gasification Rig) viewed by Stockholm TOTeM Participants