In the future the preventive maintenance of metallic furnace components in industrial furnaces can reduce production losses and lower operating costs. OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH, the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering (IOB) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute for Materials Science (IfW) at Darmstadt University of Technology intend to contribute to this target in a current research project.
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Sustainable mobility with greenhouse gas-reduced fuels in road transport and shipping are two topics on which speakers from OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH will present their research at the "Fuels of the Future 2021" congress from January 18 to 22, 2021.
From a technical point of view, rapeseed oil fuel is suitable for use in modern agricultural machinery. The deposits in the injection system, which are typical in internal combustion engines, can be minimized in rapeseed oil operation by the correct temperature control of the fuel and the addition of suitable additives. This is the conclusion of a research project that tested the ...
A new low-cost rapid test allows manufacturers of fuel-bearing components for heating systems and vehicles to test the resistance to fuels and combustibles of the used metallic materials. The test is suitable for middle distillates and mixtures of middle distillate and paraffinic hydrocarbons, each containing up to 20% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME).
In the future, new CO2-reduced fuels can enable climate-friendly mobility parallel to electric drives. But are they compatible with the existing logistics and tank infrastructure as well as the engines and fuel systems of new and old vehicles? Do they also comply with the standards and requirements that apply today? OWI Science for Fuels is investigating these questions together with partners in the current research project "NormAKraft".
The production of high-purity methanol from sewage gas as a marketable product is the objective of a current research project. To produce high-purity methanol from sewage gas, which is marketable as a product, is the goal of a current research project. The Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at the RWTH Aachen University (FiW) e. V. and the OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH want project to build a demonstrator for an optimized methanol synthesis process. The basis of the plant on the basis of is an existing methanol synthesis plant of the FiW at the Emschermündung wastewater treatment plant. In addition, they are developing a closed plant concept that allows an economic scaling of the plant size and thus has the potential for future marketing to biogas producers.
Malfunctions of rolling bearings can lead to the total loss of an entire technical system or to long downtimes. Insufficient lubrication is the cause of rolling bearing failures in about 50 % of cases. In a current research project, the Competence Center Tribology Mannheim (KTM) and OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH (OWI) want to expand the knowledge about the failure mechanisms of rolling bearings with life-time lubrication. In a previous project, they were able to demonstrate that not only the thermal oxidation of the oils contained in the grease, but also the degradation of the thickeners in the grease play an important role in their failure.
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In a current research project the Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. (GWI) and the OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH want to extend the combustion concept they have developed for the "combined burner for liquid and gaseous biogenic fuels" for the generation of industrial heat to include the use of energy sources from bio, residual and waste materials. With the envisaged multi-fuel burner system envisaged, pyrolysis oils from residual and waste materials could then be used, for example, to be convert them ed into process heat. , Similarly, but also liquid and gaseous by-products from industrial production could also be utilized.
Die technischen Grundlagen für die Normung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen in Europa zu erstellen, ist der Gegenstand eines aktuellen Forschungsprojekts, das ein Konsortium aus Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen, Industrieunternehmen sowie kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen durchführt. Damit wollen die Partner des Projekts „Methanol Standard“ den Weg zur Zertifizierung und Markteinführung von Methanol-Kraftstoffen ebnen. Das Potential von Methanol-Kraftstoffen, bereits mittelfristig einen signifikanten Beitrag zur Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen im Straßenverkehr zu leisten, bewerten die Forschenden als hoch.