Investigation of the flame structure in porous inert media

In the following projects, investigations on combustion in porous media are carried out:

In BioRoburPlus, burners made of porous inert media (PIM) are used to utilize the sensible heat of lean gases resulting from a process to produce hydrogen from biogas. The porous burner is used for the stable combustion of this low calorific gas as well as the biogas. The resulting flexibility in the fuel composition is a central advantage of combustion in PIM.

In ECCO, PIMs are used as radiant burners. The project focuses on the stable combustion of solvents with a high aromatic content and the most efficient possible extraction of radiant energy. Both are to be realized with the aid of controlled porous structures.


A Pilot Scale Demo Line for Continuous Energy Efficient Coil Coating
Weinbrecht, P.; Schneider, M.; Wieland, C.; Weis, C.; Trimis, D.
2022, September 14. (Bio-)Process Engineering - a Key to Sustainability (2022), Aachen, Germany, September 12–15, 2022
Combustion Characterization of Solvents used in Coil Coating Processes: Experiments and Kinetic Modelling
Malliotakis, Z.; Weinbrecht, P.; Cameron, F.; Katsourinis, D.; Vourliotakis, G.; Weis, C. G.; Skevis, G.; Trimis, D.; Founti, M.
2021. 10th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2021), April 14-15, 2021, Virtual Edition. Proceedings Volume, 1361–1366, MCM
Energy Efficient Coil Coating Process - ECCO
Schneider, M.; Weinbrecht, P.; Wieland, C.; Weis, C.; Trimis, D.
2020. 12th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers (INFUB-12) : 10th and 11th November 2020
Entwicklung einer Pilotstrecke zur Demonstration eines innovativen Ofenkonzeptes für die Stahlbandbeschichtung im Rahmen des europäischen Verbundprojektes: Energy Efficient Coil Coating - ECCO [in press]
Weis, C.; Cameron, F.; Weinbrecht, P.; Trimis, D.
2019. Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet Fachgruppe Hochtemperaturtechnik, KIT Karlsruhe, 2.-3. April 2019, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Entwicklung eines Porenbrenners mit breitem Leistungsspektrum für niederkalorische, wasserstoffhaltige Gase
Weinbrecht, P.; Wieland, C.; Weis, C.; Stelzner, B.; Trimis, D.
2019. 29. Deutscher Flammentag (2019), Bochum, Germany, September 17–18, 2019
Development of a porous burner for low calorific gaseous fuels offering a wide operating range [in press]
Wieland, C.; Weinbrecht, P.; Weis, C.; Habisreuther, P.; Trimis, D.
2019. Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting – 2019, April 14-17, Lisboa, Portugal, S3_AIII_53
Burning characteristics of grill lighters
Weinbrecht, P.; Stelzner, B.; Dinkov, I.; Trimis, D.
2017. 8th European Combustion Meeting, Dubrovnik, HR, April 18-21, 2017