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Low emission hydrogen burners for domestic boilers

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START: 09/2018

OPEN

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2021

Description

Today the possibility of using hydrogen, H2, as an energy vector is of interest to those responsible for public and governmental policies in Europe. The expected shortage of fossil fuels and the fear of climatic changes induced by global warming by greenhouse gases are leading to an increase in the installed capacity of renewable energy. Given this scenario, the use of hydrogen is seen as one of the energy storage systems during periods of overproduction, leading to a progressive hydrogenation of the gas network that will allow decarbonization in regions and cities. The bets that are being made in some European countries are clear. In addition, evidence from research and development projects, in which hydrogen is an alternative fuel, begins to emerge again from the scientific community.

The general objective of the thesis is to design and develop new burner systems that allow the efficient use of H2  and ensure low emissions for the domestic heating/DHW sector using reduced combustion mechanisms implemented in advanced CFD Ansys simulation tools.  The main functions to be addressed in the thesis are:

  • Simulations and implementation of the H2  reduced mechanisms in Fluent Ansys for premix and diffusion burners.
  • Validation of the simulations by experimental measures.
  • Optimization of burner design parameters.
  • Design and development of a new burner.
  • Integration in boiler platform.
  • Checking and validation of results.

Department or unit of the Associates Technology Center

Advanced Manufacturing

Investigation line

Mechanic

Start date planned

09/2018

Obtaining date of the doctor degree

09/2021

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