IFRF 2018 Conference, Sheffield, UK
Authors: Philip Sharman
Welcome to the IFRF 2018 Conference! The International Flame Research Foundation is celebrating its landmark 70th anniversary this year and is delighted that were able to join the festivities.
You are currently in the historic Sheffield Town Hall, which is close to the new headquarters of IFRF, in a world-renowned centre for steelmaking and high-temperature industries reliant on combustion and related processes.
The theme of this conference - ‘Clean, efficient and safe industrial combustion’ -echoes the objectives of IFRF and has relevance across a wide range of industrial sectors and research areas. As such, the content of the conference is of interest to delegates from industry and academia around the world.
Over the next two days enjoy a combination of Plenary Sessions (with keynote speakers, discussions and other activities), Parallel Sessions related to major topics/sectors, a Poster Session and a Sponsors Exhibition throughout the event (head to the Council Chamber to meet them). You are also invited to attend the Gala Dinner on the evening of 30th May to celebrate IFRF's Platinum Anniversary at ‘Magna’ (a themed venue in an old steel mill).
- 01 Tom Nicholson – ‘New direct flame monitoring technology to help operators comply with increasingly stringent flaring regulations’
- 02 Kumar Patchigolla – ‘Gas flaring reduction in Nigeria in context of CO2 reduction and utilisation requirements’
- 03 Ali Gueniche – ‘Biofuel and oxy-combustion in cracker applications’
- 04 Robert Ireson – ‘Use of ash waste as a raw material within glass manufacturing’
- 05 Sauro Pasini – ‘An integrated CFD based approach for designing low-NOx combustion systems for glass furnaces’
- 06 KEYNOTE: Steve Griffiths – ‘The EC’s medium combustion plant directive for industrial users’
- 07 Marc Berger – ‘CuO/SBA-15 mesoporous material for post-combustion SOx adsorption in industrial flue gas streams’
- 08 Jarosław Hercog – ‘Numerical investigations of the natural gas and syngas co-firing in the burners dedicated for natural gas’
- 09 Pascal Laroche – ‘Fives European Combustion Center’
- 10 Daniel Pugh – ‘Influence of humidity on applied steelworks gas combustion’
- 11 Michael Cochran – ‘New developments in combustion of blast furnace gas for use in reheat furnaces’
- 12 Rubén Mocholí Montañés – ‘Large-scale torrefaction of waste wood for pulverised-coal substitution in blast furnaces: Torero Project’
- 13 Birk Liedmann – ‘Numerical investigation of the impact of co-firing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) in rotary cement kilns’
- 14 Rikard Edland – ‘Scaling issues in primary NOx control for the grate-kiln process: from pilot to full-scale units’
Sharman, P. (2018) IFRF 2018 Conference, Sheffield, UK.