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Combustion for Low Emission Applications of Natural Gas

Objective

Natural Gas (NG) will be one of the key parameters of the EU energy policy for the next decades. EU gas imports are expected to reach over 80% of total consumption by 2030. Thus, the EU is investing heavily in natural gas equipment.
Natural gas combustion has two side effects: the production of greenhouse gases and the emission of pollutants. Conventional techniques used to reduce these emissions are post-combustion treatments. Another solution is to act directly on the combustion process, limiting the pollutant formation, while maximizing the efficiency. New processes are using this strategy: regenerative burners, flameless combustion, combustion of highly diluted mixtures or oxy-combustion.
These technologies are still poorly understood. It is therefore important to develop studies on these new combustion processes, whose development needs real technological breakthroughs.
Reaching these goals requires to investigate the involved phenomena and detailed experiments and modelling of the kinetics and fluidynamics of the combustion processes are of paramount importance.
The CLEAN-Gas EJD Programme proposes high-level training for doctoral candidates with the following main objectives:
– developing and sharing innovative experimental diagnostic techniques;
– creating and validating detailed chemistry mechanisms of the combustion process;
– proposing new turbulent combustion models;
– enhancing high performance computing;
– encouraging team work and project oriented approach;
– proposing innovative applications, processes and technologies for NG combustion;
– participating in the European energy policy.
All students will receive a high-level training in the aforementioned domains through their PhD work with a multi-disciplinary vision and a key training for developing professional skills. The PhD candidates will be able to understand and respond to most of the key issues of the natural gas use in the European context.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 032 245,28

Participants (3)

ECOLE CENTRALE DES ARTS ET MANUFACTURES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 051 502,40
Address
Grande Voie Des Vignes
92290 Chatenay Malabry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 751 680
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 996 865,92
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T.I.M.E. Association
France
Address
Grande Voie Des Vignes
92295 Châtenay-malabry
Activity type
Other
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)