For the use of the energy carrier hydrogen the focus is on electrochemical (e.g. fuel cells) and thermo-chemical (e.g. hydrogen gas turbine) conversion processes. The Institute STFS investigates thermo-chemical conversion processes of solid, liquid and gaseous energy carriers. Here, gaseous chemically reactive flows play a central role, possibly interacting with fluids (e.g. sprays, wall films) and solids (e.g. pyrolysis of biomass particles, heterogeneous catalysis). At the Institute STFS we anaylze, model and simulate chemically reactive flows. This requires an interdisciplinary approach rooted in mechanical engineering and linking fundamentals of (technical) chemistry, mathematics and computer sicence.
STFS can contribute to the following hydrogen topics of your project:
- Thermo-chemical conversion of hydrogen
- Thermo-chemical conversion of gaseous energy carriers (e.g. liquefied natural gas) with variable hydrogen admixture
- Use of hydrogen for the production of carbon-neutral fuels or conventional fuels
- Stability analysis of hydrogen lean combustion processes (thermo-diffusive instabilities, thermoacoustics)
- Modelling of the hydrogen direct reduction of metal oxides (e.g. in steel production)
Further project ideas about the thermo-chemical conversion of hydrogen is possible. We are looking forward to your inquiries!
Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hasse
Dr.-Ing. Arne Scholtissek