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Winner of the international award headed the new TPU scientific center

© sib-science.infoWinner of the international award headed the new TPU scientific center

TOMSK, Apr 24 – RIA Tomsk. The winner of the prestigious global prize "Global Energy" Sergey Alekseenko became the research supervisor of the new center of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) "Energetics 4.0", is reported on the website of the university. More information about the scientist, as well as about the uniqueness of the center – in the material of RIA Tomsk.

It is clarified that the "Global Energy Prize" – is an award for outstanding scientific research and scientific and technical developments in the field of energy, which contribute to improving the efficiency and environmental safety of energy sources on Earth. Since its inception in November 2002, 37 scientists from more than 10 countries have received it.

Leader for global challenges

Professor of the TPU Scientific and Educational Center named after I.N. Butakov Sergey Alekseenko for many years headed the Institute of Thermal Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The scientist is a recognized expert in the field of thermal physics, power and energy saving. He has written over 300 scientific papers, including six monographs and 130 articles. He has 33 patents for inventions.

"He got the Global Energy Prize in 2018 for research and development in the field of power engineering, which allows you to create modern energy-saving equipment", – is said in the statement of the university.

According to the Acting Rector of TPU Petr Chubik, Alekseenko’s participation in the new project of the university is significant. "Energetics 4.0" Center was created at Polytechnic University in 2019. In it, researchers are developing technologies to "transform" low-grade coal, waste from the agro-industrial complex and wood processing into an environmentally friendly source of heat and electricity.

"Global tasks require courageous, non-standard solutions ... We hope that the center will become a place of fusion of fundamental and applied sciences, so that practical solutions are based on serious research, and fundamental work is inspired by real problems. The center should become multi-purpose and deal with issues of processing, effective address with different types of fuel", – Chubik is quoted.

Unique project for Russia

The center consists of two sites. One of them is located at Tomsk CHP-3. Here, TPU specialists, together with partners, created two technological lines for the gasification of solid fuels.

The technology of gasification allows, due to the thermal decomposition of solid fuels, to obtain thermal energy, as well as synthesis gas, which can be used to generate thermal and electrical energy, to produce synthetic liquid fuels, which are much more convenient to transport over long distances, and other valuable chemical products.

"In this case, CHP-3 will use coal, including its low-grade types, for gasification, and in the future – industrial and solid municipal waste. This is a unique project for the whole of Russia. The complex can process from 4 tons of solid fuel per hour, producing at the same time more than 17 thousand cubic meters of synthesis gas", – is said in the statement.

Currently, the complex is in the stage of commissioning and preliminary testing, and in the summer of 2019 it will undergo full-scale industrial tests, the press service adds.

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Coal grinding line

The second site – is a laboratory for gasification of solid fuels at the campus of the university. It recreates the full production cycle – from fuel grinding to utilization of the produced gas. Here researchers are looking for new resource-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for modern energy.

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Laboratory for gasification of solid fuels at the campus of the university
"In the next 20-30 years, energy-based fossil fuel power will dominate in Russia, primarily on gas. Therefore, it is very important to work on the efficiency improving of burning such fuels. We need technologies for the deep processing of coal, mainly gasification – that is, incomplete combustion to produce fuel - gas, which is also then burned with a minimum of emissions", – considers Alekseenko.

In his opinion, there are scientific groundwork in Russia for overcoming such challenges.

"We need to solve these tasks from an engineering point of view. The TPU gasification project – is a big step in this direction across the country. I personally became acquainted with the work already done, and its high level convinced me of the need to support this line of work in TPU", – the expert summed up.


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