Initial situation: The complete simulation of the complex processes in the electric arc furnace requires a previously uncontrolled numerical effort. […]
H2-Ziegel – Energy efficiency and lowering of emissions – usage of hydrogen in brick industry
- The German government aims to reduce the GHG emissions in Germany by at least 55% by 2030 and to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality for Germany by 2050.
- Natural gas is the typical fuel at thermoprocessing plants in basic industry. Processes are designed for using natural gas.
- Alternative fuel gases have an unknown impact on product quality, production rate and plant stability. Automatic control and equipment of thermoprocessing plants have to be adapted or replaced.
- Lowering of CO2-emissions
- Substitution of natural gas by hydrogen in thermoprocessing plants by the example of a tunnel furnace in brick industry
- Transfer of the findings to other plants of the basic industry
- Innovative content
- Demonstration of the application limits of H2 admixtures to natural gas at existing thermoprocessing plants
- Determination of the effects on the use of pure H2 with new burner technology (test bench tests, simulation calculations, operational measurements)
- Demonstration of the possibilities and risks at an industrial plant
- Potential benefits for the industry
- Limits for H2 admixtures to natural gas at existing plant technology will be shown
- Usability of H2 is demonstrated on an industrial plant
Funded by: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Project sponsor: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (PTJ-ETN)
Term: 15.07.2021 – 14.07.2024