In addition to internal research the EST also offers comprehensive services containing simulations, experimental investigations and laboratory analyses in the field of process and power plant technology for academia and industry.

Contact person
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Epple

Simulations in the field of process and power plant technology

  • Dynamic
  • Stationary

CFD simulations

  • Furnaces (biomass, coal)
  • Fluidized beds
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Unit calculation (mill, cyclone etc.)

Experimental investigations

  • Combustion experiments in pulverized firing (up to 1 MWₜₕ)
  • Combustion experiments in fluidized beds (up to 1 MWₜₕ)
  • Combustion experimentes in an entrained flow reactor
  • Gasification experiments in fluidized beds (up to 0.5 MWₜₕ)
  • Fluidized beds (cold models)
  • Processes based on coupled fluidized beds
    • Chemical Looping Combustion
    • Chemical Looping Gasification
    • Carbonate Looping
  • Laboratory fluidized beds
  • Determination of minimum fluidization velocity
  • Corrosion investigations in a laboratory furnace

Fuel, dust, ash and residue analysis

  • Particle size distribution
  • Ultimate analysis (elemental analysis)
  • Proximate analysis (moisture, volatile matter, ash)
  • TGA
  • Incineration
  • Loss on ignition
  • Ash melting behaviour
  • Calorimetry
  • Characterization of attrition

Emission measurement

  • Gaseous species
  • Corrosive gases

Measurement of high temperature corrosion in power plants and in a 1 MWₜₕ pulverized firing

  • Superheater
  • Membrane wall

Measurements in fluidized beds

  • Particle loading
  • Velocity