Metalot Meet: Recent advancements in aluminium particles combustion

25 oktober
15:30 - 18:00
Including drinks
Grote Zaal, Kennispoort, TU/e Campus
Vanaf 04 oktober
TU/e and Metalot
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You are invited to attend the Monthly Metalot Meet on October 25th 2017. During this seminar Prof. Fabien Halter, full Professor at the University of Orléans will tell you about 'Recent advancements in aluminium particles combustion'. 

The Monthly Metalot Meet seminars offer you an insight in the latest developments in the field of circular use of metals and sustainable energy. With you we can bring these insights to use in the near future! 

We hope to welcome you on the 25th of October! Hereafter you can find the program.

Prof. Dr. Philip de Goey
Chairman, Metalot3C


Combustion of a suspension of solid-fuel particles in a gaseous oxidizing medium (premixed dust flame) is important for many areas of modern technology (e.g., coal combustion, dust explosion hazards, propulsion systems). However, the understanding of dust combustion phenomena is still in a rudimentary state compared with gas flames. Among metallic dust particles, aluminum powders are used as fuels for their relatively low ignition energy, high oxidation enthalpy, high combustion temperature, environmentally benign products and relatively low cost. Indeed, aluminum particles are widely used for space and military applications to significantly enhance the performances of solid rocket motors. More recently, they have been envisaged as one of the future energy carriers : they can burn to release heat without any carbon chemistry, and can be regenerated by thermochemical processes powered by renewable sources.

It is very desirable to be able to predict the time required for the aluminum particles to ignite and to burn once they are ignited, in order to optimize the energy release in the desired application. Extensive experimental data have been collected and used to propose empirical correlations and phenomenological models. Recent experimental information obtained both with an electrostatic levitator and a Bunsen burner were used to complement these results. New insights were afforded on the burning process of an isolated particle.

The program

15.00 - 15.30h     Walk-in
15.30 - 15.35h     Welcome by Philip de Goey, Chairman Metalot3C
15.35 - 15.50h     Pitch by student team Team Solid. The students dream about realising a circular power station using metal fuels
15.50 - 16.35h     Recent advancements in aluminium particles combustion, by Prof. Fabien Halter
16.35 - 16.45h     Questions from the audience
16.45 - 17.30h     Drinks