Thermal Engineering laboratory is internationally recognized for its expertise in modelling fluidized beds and multiphase processes. The modeling expertise is based on two decades of experience in examining the multiphase phenomenon of circulating fluidized beds in terms of flow, reactions and heat transfer. During the long research activities, unique modeling tools have been developed for examining fluidized beds in cooperation with industry and an international research network. With the help of these advanced tools, the operation of new processes based on fluidized bed technology can be examined and evaluated precisely and cost-effectively.

Thermal Engineering research group is responsible for the teaching of heat transfer in degree programs.


Research areas

Key research topics are the modeling of large-scale carbon capture processes and thermal conversion processes. Fluidized bed technology and its new applications in carbon capture are research focus and expertise areas. The current project portfolio includes modeling investigations of significant emission sources in industries that are hard to abate, such as cement and steel production. In the case of thermal conversion processes, the research focuses on the development of process models and the prediction of process performance as part of a wider whole to produce renewable and low-emission chemicals and fuels.



  • Circulating fluidized bed flow model
  • Bench-scale reactivity equipment

Most relevat publications

Publication type
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Stanger Rohan, Wall Terry, Spörl Reinhold, Paneru Manoj, Grathwohl Simon, Weidmann Max, Scheffknecht Günter, McDonald Denny, Myöhänen Kari, Ritvanen Jouni, Rahiala Sirpa, Hyppänen Timo, Mletzko Jan, Kather Alfons, Santos Stanley

Relevant projects

Group members

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