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  1. Combustion and power generation from ammonia and hydrogen
  2. Hydrogen production by reforming and cracking
  3. Deep learning-based prediction and control of energy process
  4. Energy production and utilization of biomass
  5. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)
  6. CFD for design and diagnostics of energy process


1. Combustion and power generation from ammonia and hydrogen

    • Cofiring of ammonia in coal power plants for low carbon electricity production
    • Development of global reaction mechanism for ammonia-coal cofiring
    • CFD analysis on ideal ammonia cofiring and burner retrofit strategy for commercialization in coal power plants and furnaces
    • Collaboration with KEPCO, major power producers, and utility companies (Doosan Enerbility, BHI, etc.) in Korea

2. Hydrogen production by reforming and cracking

• Reformer design for hydrogen production from natural gas and biomgas
• CH4 pyrolysis in molten catalysts/salts for hydrogen production
• NH3 cracking for hydrogen production

3. Deep learning-based prediction and control of energy process

• Performance prediction of energy process using domain knowledge and AI-based models
• Suggestion for ideal values of operation variables based on forecast of key performance parameters
• NH3 cracking for hydrogen production

4. Energy production and utilization of biomass

• Thermochemical conversion (combustion, gasifcation, and pyrolysis) for biomass
• Torrefaction of biomass for fuel quality upgrading
• Analysis of pyrolysis kinetics and lignocellulosic composition
• Biochar production and utilization for soil/carbon fixation/chemicals

5. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)

• IGCC(석탄가스화 복합발전): Coal to CO and H2-rich syngas for combined cycle power generation
• New energy technology for pre-combustion CO2 capture and hydrogen production
• CFD-based flow, reaction, and heat transfer analysis on gasifier and downstream equipment
• Development of dynamic gasifier simulator integrating the wall slag layer model
• Support of Taean IGCC plant for operation diagnostics and coal selection

6. CFD for design and diagnostics of energy process

• Detailed analysis on flow, heat transfer, reactions, and other key phenomena in various energy processes
• Developement of user-subroutines for advanced CFD simulations
• Optimiation of new design developement and diagnostics of operation issues


Energy Engineering Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon, 16419, South Korea; Tel. +82-(0)-31-299-4694