Development of a highly compact, highly efficient steam boiler


In this project, we will design a pilot plant module based on fundamental understanding of catalytic reaction kinetics, heat transfer and intense system integration principles. The pilot plant will be tested in the laboratory and in field installations.


Emeritus Professor Brian Haynes

Research Location

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Steam generation in industrial boilers is typically only about 80% efficient; the combustion process also leads to significant emissions of NOx. The outstanding combustion group at Sydney University is developing innovative technology that seeks to increase the efficiency of steam generation to 95% while at the same time eliminating NOx and CO emissions. This technology is much more compact than existing boilers and is intrinsically scaleable from small facilities to very large.

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combustion; catalytic combustion; steam generation; energy efficiency

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 376

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