OPTICON1The results of the joint project "HITECOM - High Temperature Converting Optical Measurement" between the both Centers of Innovation Compentence (ZIK) "Virtuhcon" at TU Freiberg and "ultra optics" at our institute, convinced the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) so that they like to support the join between two centers
with a total of € 4.7 million for further three years.

Background of the research in the new so called Verbund-ZIK "OptiCon - Optical in situ investigation and modeling of high-temperature conversion processes" is the development of resource-efficient technologies for energy and material conversion, which defines new demands on technology development. The experience at the fields of Laser physics and modelling of high-temperature conversion processes in Jena and Freiberg will be used, to establish a new experimental and theoretical method based on an experimental material data investigation. The high-temperature reactions during the fabrication of synthesis gas will be gauged in detail and used for the development of high-resolution numerical models. The application of these numerical models ends in a time- and cost-optimized new development of resource-efficient high-temperature conversion processes in industrial scale.

In the OptiCon network, the HITECOM approach is to be applied to other fields of technology with high utilization potential. Particularly energy- and resource-intensive high-temperature processes in metallurgy (e.g. ore smelting, metal recycling, development of renewable raw materials) have a high savings potential in terms of their resource requirements. According to the OptiCon strategy, the key reactions should be scientifically penetrated, modeling tools for process optimization and redevelopment created, and new spectroscopy techniques developed for direct process analysis.

The expected results and their application in an industrial scale increase the innovation potential of regional plant manufacturers and technology providers and thus contribute to securing and strengthening Germany as a research and technology location. Partners have already been found: Outotec GmbH & Co. KG and Air Liquide Research & Development GmbH are adressing the metallurgy and gasification technology sectors as leading technology providers and plant builders. The field of laser spectroscopic analysis methods is prominently represented by Active Fiber Systems GmbH and TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG.


News from: 07.12.2017 13:20
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