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(Marie Curie)

Units : Aéro-thermo-mécanique | ULB824

Description :

The CLEAN-Gas Programme proposes an innovative approach to improve natural gas combustion in industrial processes, covering
experiments and numerical simulations, including detailed chemistry and computational fluid dynamics applied to real complex geometries.
This new way of addressing the European energy challenge by training candidates simultaneously in experimental and simulation
techniques and in chemistry and turbulent combustion, all applied in industrial context, should add a clear value to the

The program is heavily supported by key-companies in the domain, such as Ansaldo Energia, the Italian leading producer of
thermoelectric power plants, strictly connected with IT-POLIMI, Rolls Royce Deutschland, a world-leading provider of power systems,
involved with DE-TUD and Numeca, a software developer and solution provider for computational fluid dynamics, including reacting flows
and combustion.

Moreover, the development of new clean combustion processes is also strongly supported by local/national
policy and initiatives in the context of greenhouse gas reduction and high efficiency energy conversion systems. In one hand, Companies
are investing in research, such as the industrial partners of the present program. In another hand, national agency
call-for-projects become numbers in the domain with active responses from partners, all encouraging the fundamental and applied research
projects for a better efficiency of conventional energy, such as natural gas: FR-ECP with ANR in France; DE-TUD with DFG in Germany;
BE-ULB with FNRS in Belgium (in particular WBGreen-call in fundamental research and WinGreen-call for industrial research).
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List of persons in charge :


  • PARENTE Alessandro

List of lessors :

  • Autres U.E.