The Laboratory of Steam Boilers and Thermal Plants has been working for the last 30 years on:
- The examination of phenomena which affect and determine the process of combustion in furnaces of conventional and non-conventional steam boilers
- The formation of pollutants and the technologies for their reduction.
- The examination of heat transfer phenomena on the exchange surfaces of steam boilers.
- The testing and checking of heating systems as for their efficiency and their exhaust gas quality.
- The energy saving from Thermal Power Plants.
- The development of new technologies and combustion systems such as the burning in a Fluidised Bed
- The prediction and coping with problems through the computational simulation of flow fields, of transfer and combustion phenomena.
- The energetic use of biomass (combustion, gasification)
- Fuel cell technology
- Novel technologies for CO2 capture in power production sector
- Hydrogen use in energy production
Short overview of the research activities can be found here
The research team of NTUA.LSB has experience in combustion modeling, either by developing its own built codes for the simulation of heat transfer processes, pollutants formation, two phase flows and natural gas combustion, or by using since 1990 the FLOREAN code.