9.6 RESEARCH

9.6 RESEARCH

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Pilot-Scale Oxy-Fuel Combustion of Victorian Brown Coal Update
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Above: BCIA CEO, Dr Gurney presents at ATSE workshop

The project results have been successfully disseminated at national/international conferences, and in peer-reviewed high-quality journal papers.

Monash has also successfully developed advanced programming codes for tri-atomic gas radiation and adsorption coefficients, and char oxidation reactions. The University will receive royalties from the licensing of these codes to overseas power generators using brown coal (ie. lignite) as their feedstock.

Recently, through the support of Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) under its Australia-China Joint Co-ordination Group (JCG) program, we organised a two-day workshop at Monash University on 6 and 7 February, 2014.


Above: Dr Zhang presents opening speech at Australia-China Oxy-Fuel Combustion Workshop at Monash University.

The workshop was entitled ‘Australia-China Oxy-fuel Combustion Workshop', and hosted 50 researchers with half from overseas research institutes including Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) China, Sandia National Laboratory USA, Charlmers University of Technology Sweden, Forschunszentrum Juelich GmbH Germany and

Chubu University Japan. Industry partners including Callide A were also invited to promote information exchange and collaboration between academics and industry.

Through the continued support of BCIA and our industrial partners, Monash is further promoting the R&D of oxy-fuel combustion technology by examining brown coal ash slagging/fouling/deposition propensity under oxy-fuel mode and developing advanced computer programs for ash slagging/fouling prediction.

We are also educating the next generation of low-emission brown coal researchers with one full-time postdoctoral research fellow and three postgraduates currently working on this project. Two long-term visiting scholars from China have also been working on this project at Monash.

Moreover, Monash is helping our industrial partners to further promote the deployment of this low-emission coal technology through engineering design studies, retrofitting and even the manufacture of new purpose-designed oxy-fuel boilers. We aim to boost the commercialisation of oxy-firing technology in the Latrobe Valley in the foreseeable future.







For more information on Pilot-scale Oxy-fuel Combustion, go to the previous page of this e-newsletter.




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