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State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion

October 1, 2017

State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion

The State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion (SKLCC) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology was founded in 1986 and accepted by the Chinese Government in 1991. SKLCC focuses on fundamental and applied R&D in the development of advanced, efficient and clean coal combustion technologies and has made significant achievements in relevant fields. The key research areas include combustion kinetics, pollutant formation and prevention, combustion modeling and simulation, combustion diagnostics and control, combustion (including new energy) technology development, and advanced power generation technologies. SKLCC has been equipped with an array of advanced research facilities and instruments, e.g. PIV, TGA-FTIR, ICP-AES etc., providing a full range of analytical and measurement capacities in coal combustion R&D. SKLCC has become one of the principal bases of fundamental research and technology development, as well as education and training of high-level talents in Combustion Science and Technology in China.SKLCC is open to national universities, institutions, and industrial departments of coal production, combustion, and power generation. SKLCC has also established extensive collaboration relations with a number of international partners in USA, Australia, France, UK, and Japan etc.

 

Mission and Objectives

To advance national energy development and environmental protection knowledge in the areas of coal and biomass combustion process

To understand fundamentals of combustion and conversion processes of fossil fuels (typically coal) and green fuels (like biomass), mechanisms of pollutants formation during combustion processes, and control techniques for engineering application

To develop innovative combustion technologies and equipment to achieve high efficiency and low emissions

To serve for national sustainable development of the economy, environment and society through essential R&D support, consulting services, and high quality education at postgraduate level, technical training and professional development to personnel for the vast power generation industry in China

Research Fields

Fuel properties and multi-phase turbulent reactive flows

  • Physical and chemical characteristics of solid fuels
  • Chemical reactions and kinetics during solid fuel combustion and conversion
  • Modelling and simulation on flow, heat and mass transfer, reaction and conversion during solid fuel combustion and conversion
  • Fundamental research on advanced combustion and conversion technologies

Advanced technologies of thermal energy utilization and conversion

  • Advanced combustion and conversion technologies of solid fuels
  • Key technologies of fluidized bed and supercritical boiler
  • Thermochemical processing and resource utilization of coal, biomass and wastes
  • Theory and technology for energy saving during thermal energy conversion
  • Novel technology for thermal energy conversion

Pollutant formation and control during energy utilization

  • De-SOx, de-NOx and other technologies for pollutant control in power generation industry
  • Fundamentals for formation and control of trace element and particulate matter during coal combustion and conversion
  • Formation and control of multiple pollutants during waste incineration
  • Integrated control technology of multiple pollutants during fuel combustion and conversion

 

Diagnostics, optimization and comprehensive evaluation of thermal power equipment and systems

  • Monitoring, diagnostics, evaluation and decision-making of thermal power systems
  • Reliability and safety of thermal power equipment
  • Simulation and optimization of thermal power systems
  • Technological, economic and environmental assessment of thermal power systems

Recent R&D Projects

Main fundamental research projects supported since 2000

National Key Basic Research and Development Program (973)                          10

National High-tech Research and Development Program (863)                          10

National Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars               4

Major Research Program of Natural Science Foundation of China                     6

Key International Cooperation Program of Natural Science Foundation of China         4

General projects of Natural Science Foundation of China                             92

Innovative Research Team of Natural Science Foundation of China                     2

“111” project for Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities                             2

Innovative Research Team for “985” Project of the Ministry of Education                1

International cooperation projects                                        13

Energy innovation project of the National Development and

Reform Commission      1

Major Science and Technology Research Program of the Ministry of Education           5

Doctoral Fund of the Ministry of Education                                        6

General projects of Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province                      6

Innovative Research Team of Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province            1

Major Science and Technology Research Program from other ministries and provinces     8

Supporting projects for talents of the Ministry of Education                         13

 

Main application research projects supported since 2000

Visualization, optimization and control of large-scale coal-fired boilers

Combustion modeling, simulation and prediction

Advanced fluidized-bed combustion and gasification technology for power generation

Advanced pulverized-coal combustion technology for power generation

Computer-aided online monitoring and information management system in power generation systems

Recent Research Outputs

 

National Science and Technology Awards

  1.  

Provincial or Ministerial Science and Technology Awards

First rank award

  1.  

Second rank award

  1.  

Authorized Invention Patents

  1.  

 

 

Collaboration and Exchange

With the financial support of “111” project and special exchange fund, the SKLCC has established strong collaboration with a number of national and international research groups in relevant research fields. Some world-renowned coal combustion scientists have been invited as honorary professors or distinguished scholars to visit and work at SKLCC, giving technical lectures, undertaking collaborative research projects and/or jointly supervising postgraduates.

SKLCC has also been very active in organizing national and international symposia, conferences, workshops and/or researcher seminars in relevant research fields. Hundreds of Staff and students have also been actively participating in international conferences held overseas.

The international exchange bases established:

  • Us-China Clean Energy Research Center (the Ministry of Science and Technology)
  • China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy (the Ministry of Education)
  • International Joint Research Center of Clean Coal Utilization (the Ministry of Science and Technology)

Virtual Cooperative Research Centre of Coal Combustion Science and Technology, MOE

SKLCC has also established an advanced information system and computer network. Funded by the Ministry of Education, the Virtual Cooperative Research Centre of Coal Combustion and Technology is based in SKLCC and is an advanced information platform, which provides an integrated information system covering fundamental knowledge, industry development, technological application and other aspects of coal combustion science and technology. The system also provides online discussion and expert forum to provide expert answers and solutions for issues commonly rising from the industry. The virtual research centre has been well received frequent visits from professional personnel in the field.

Chief Investigators and innovative teams

Professor

Associate Professor

Lecturer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Technical Staff

Total

27

17

4

12

4

64

 

Innovative Research Team of National Natural Science Foundation of China

2

Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC

4

Innovative Team of“985”Program of the Ministry of Education

1

 Changjiang Chair Professors Funded by MOE

4

New Century Excellent Researchers in University Funded by MOE

8

Innovative Research Team of Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province

1

Certified PhD Supervisors

26

Education and Training

As a key R&D base of coal combustion science and technology in China, SKLCC also plays a crucial role in providing high quality education at postgraduate level, technical training and professional development to personnel for the vast power generation industry in China. By 2014, SKLCC has trained 32 postdoctoral research fellows, graduated 156 PhD students and 723 Master students. At present, there are 12 postdoctoral research fellows, 119 PhD candidates and 319 Master candidates working at SKLCC. Led by Chief Investigators and other research staff, SKLCC has developed an expert team of critical mass in relevant areas.

Address1037,Luoyu Road,Wuhan,P.R.China

Post code430074

Tel+86-27-87559456

Fax+86-27-87545526

Websitehttp://sklcc.hust.edu.cn

E-mailhyao@mail.hust.edu.cn

Contact personMr. Hong Yao

 

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