CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED LABORATORY
Dalhousie University
Mechanical Engineering Department

CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED LABORATORY


 

 



Mission:
To help industries and communities around the world generate and use cleaner and sustainable energy

Strategy:
Above mission is being accomplished through advanced research, training, information dissemination and professional outreach


Research:
Broad areas: Energy and Environment

Specific areas:

 
1. Development of inovative biomass conversion systems
2. Advanced cleaner coal technologies
3. Design of fluidized bed boilers and gasifiers
4. Gasification of coal, waste and biomass
5. Techno-economic evaluation of energy options


Current research:

1. Torrefaction and Biomass Co-firing
2. Chemical  Looping Gasification
3. Advanced topics on Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion boiler

Education and Training:


- Graduate and undergraduate courses at Energy Conversion and Fluidized Bed Systems

- Short couses and seminars for practicing engineers Fluidized boliers and gasifiers


Information Dissemination:

- Preparation of reference and design books in a new frontier areas where limited or no book is available
- Publication of research papers in archival literature and conferences


Professional Outreach:

Close interacion with engineering, utility and process industries and government agencies to make them aware of cleaner and sustainable energy options and organize conferences and seminars on related topics.