Initial Discussion Meeting

August 5 2014, during the 35th International Symposium on Combustion
Bayview A Room, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco

The conversion of biomass and coal during gasification or combustion relies on the same principles. Although used as a source of heat for thousands of years by mankind, the conversion of these fuels still remains a field with a high demand for research. Aspects like kinetics, pyrolysis, char combustion, volatile combustion, radiation and especially the interaction of these processes with turbulence occuring in most technical devices are not fully understood, a reliable and accurate prediction using computational methods is yet hardly possible. However, the development of better physical and computational models, the increase in computational power and advances in experimental techniques will allow to successfully design and study technical devices in the future providing a more efficient and 'cleaner' way of converting coal and biomass. The discussion meeting aims to develop a workshop series in the future. This workshop series will target the numerical and experimental aspects essential to future improvements of coal and biomass conversion. Following the example of the workshop on "Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames“ (TNF), this workshop will focus on the fundamental science, relying on experiments on the laboratory scale, where progress in modeling can be verified and validated against reliable experimental data.


Discussion Meeting summary

CBC presentation slides as *.zip


Organizational details:

The discussion meeting will be held during the 35th International Symposium on Combustion, aiming to create a real workshop in the future. It will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bayview Room A at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco (Symposium premises). Participation is free of charge but no catering is provided*.


Please contact the following session coordinators about their respective topics: C. Hasse (simplified kinetics, turbulence chemistry interaction and volatile combustion), A. Kempf, C. Shaddix (experiments on single particles and particle clouds), O. T. Stein (pilot scale burners), H. Watanabe (laboratory scale burners), M. Stöllinger (turbulence chemistry interaction and volatile combustion)


*The late start at 6:30 will enable participants to have
dinner before the meeting.