Helmholtz Virtual Institute for Gasification Technology - HVIGasTech

Network of Young Scientists

The Network of Young Scientists (NYS) – HVIGasTech is a platform of communication
and interaction of young scientists. Not only young scientists financed by HVIGasTech
are members of the HVIGasTech-NYS, but also other young scientists from partner
institutions who work on relevant topics (Figure 1). The network contributes to an
open scientific and multidisciplinary exchange. The main tasks of HVIGasTech-NYS are:

• framework for establishing cooperation,
• overcoming research related obstacles in multidisciplinary team,
• sharing of knowledge and
• creating a structure for introduction and training of new young scientists.

Activities of the network include also organization of annual excursions and joint conference participation.

    

Members
Name Research Topic
Alkali-enhanced gasification of biomass: Laboratory-scale experimental studies
Renewable Gases for Industry
Fuel flexible advanced dual fluidized bed steam gasification
Modeling and Balancing of Gasification Processes
Modeling and Simulation of Entrained Flow Gasification
Validation of mathematical models with pilot scale gasification experiments (bioliq®)
Process characteristics of sorption enhanced reforming in an advanced gasification system
Experimental investigation of biomass devolatilization relevant for entrained-flow gasification
Investigation of thermo-chemical processes in the burner near-field of an entrained flow gasifier
Two-phase free jet model of an atmospheric entrained flow gasifier
Fuel droplet conversion in an entrained flow gasifier
Char reaction kinetics at high heat up rates under atmospheric conditions
Carbon utilization by application of CO2 gasification
Behavior and control of slags from the bioliq-gasifier
Modelling of premixed syngas combustion in highly swirling flows
Biocarbon production for metallurgical industry
Reaction Kinetics of Char Gasification at Elevated Pressures
Atomization for High Pressure Entrained Flow Gasification
Reaction kinetics of plastic waste gasification

Alumni

Name, Current Institute PhD Topic at HVI GasTech

Alberti, Michael,

IAV GmbH

Modeling of the gas radiative properties at high pressures
Dönecke, Kerstin Thermochemical Modelling of Slag Systems under Gasification Conditions

Eckel, Georg,

DLR

Large Eddy simulation of reacting multi-phase flows

Edinger, Philip,

Sasol

On-line liquid quench sampling and UV-Vis spectroscopy for tar measurements in wood gasification process gases

Haustein, Herman,

Tel Aviv University

Char gasification at high heat-up rates
Horstenkamp, Andre Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Surface tension of slag systems under Gasification Conditions

Mueller, Andreas,

Buss Chem Tech AG, Pratteln, CH

Char gasification at elevated pressures and temperatures

Nau, Patrick,

DLR

Development and Optimization of Absorption Sectroscopy Techniques for Investigation of Combustion Processes

Sänger, Alexander,

DSM Nutritional Producs AG, Sisseln, CH

Atomization of High Viscosity Liquids under Variable System Pressure

Seebold, Sören

Kali & Salz

Influence of Crystallization on Flow Beavior of Oxide Melts

Stoesser, Philipp ,

Smurfit Kappa Zülpich Papier GmbH

Investigation of solid-phase processes during the conversion of biogenic slurry in entrained-flow gasifiers
Tomasello, Andrea Numerical Simulation of Entrained Flow Gasification

Wu, Guixuan,

GTT-Technologies

Modelling and Experimental Validation of the Viscosity of Liquid Phases in Oxide Systems Relevant to Fuel Slags