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The 2nd PRO-TEM Network Conference: Sustainable Thermal Energy Management in the Process Industries International Conference (SusTEM2011, 25-26 October 2011)


UK energy policy: technology opportunities for the process industries by Dr Colin Harrison CBE (Non Executive Director of Centre for Process Innovation, UK)

Innovations in thermal energy management by Professor Graham Hiller (Director of Strategy and Futures, Centre for Process Innovation, UK)

Industrial sustainability: performance and potential by Professor Stephen Evans (Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, UK)

Pumped and waste heat technologies in a high-efficiency sustainable energy future by Dr Christos Markides (Lecturer in Clean Energy Processes, Imperial College, UK)

Process Industry at Twilight

The present and future of refrigeration, power generation and energy storage by Professor Wang Ru Zhu (Director of Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Track 1 Section 1: Industrial based studies using modelling and simulation

Analysis and simulation of continuous food frying processes by H. Wu (Brunel University, UK)

Thermal energy management in the bread-baking industry using a system modelling approach by J. Paton (University of Leeds, UK)

Modelling, optimisation and control of a tunnel kiln firing process by C. Panos (Imperial College London, UK)

Reduction of thermal energy consumption in papermaking process using model predictive control: a machine direction control approach by P. Austin (Cambridge University, UK)

Track 1 Section 2: Heat recovery and utilisation

Sustainable heating for cities by K. N. Finney and J. Zhou, (University of Sheffield, UK)

The role of heat exchange on the behaviour of a two phase thermofluidic oscillator by C. Markides (Imperial College London, UK)

Comparison of control strategies for waste heat recovery Organic Rankine cycle systems by V. Lemort (University of Liège, Belgium)

Track 1 Section 3: Heat recovery and utilisation

Solutions for a low carbon production in the food industry by C. Brunner (AEE - Institute of Sustainable Technologies, Austria)

Exergy efficiency enhancement of MSF desalination by heat recover from hot distillate water stages by M.A. Al-Weshahi (Newcastle University, UK)

A comparison of two low grade heat recovery options by C. Walsh (Tyndall Centre, UK)

Absorption process: an efficient way to economically transfer low grade heat from industrial sources to domestic sinks by Y. Ammar (Newcastle University, UK)

Track 1 Section 4: Heat recovery and utilisation

Opportunities for low-grade heat recovery in the UK food processing industry by R. Law (Newcastle University, UK)

Opportunities for Organic Rankine cycles in the Process Industries by T.P.Handayani (Newcastle University, UK)

Track 2 Section 1: Air-conditioning, chiller and refrigeration

Study on the finned tube bed and metal additives of adsorbent for the performance of silica gel / water adsorption chiller by A. Rezk (Birmingham University, UK)

Current situations and technical development of energy-savings in China refrigeration industries by C.C. Tian (Beijing University of Technology; China)

An experimental investigation into the novel integration of a jet-pump refrigeration cycle and a novel jet-spay thermal ice storage system by I.W. Eames (The University of Nottingham, UK)

Track 2 Section 2: Energy storage

Thermodynamic analysis of pumped thermal electricity storage by A. White (Cambridge University, UK)

Modelling and assessment of electrical energy storage system and the integration with fuel cell system by Y.D. Wang (Newcastle University, UK)

Efficiency analysis for an energy storage system integrated with an electrolyzer and a hydrogen-oxygen combined cycle by D. Gao (North China Electric Power University, China)

Track 2 Section 3: Power generation

A syngas network for reducing industrial carbon footprint and energy use by D. Roddy (Newcastle University, UK)

A potential candidate for the sustainable domestic energy generation-thermoelectric cogeneration system by X.F. Zheng (University of Nottingham, UK)

Process optimisation of brewery plant with biogas fired CHP/trigeneration by D. Wu (Newcaslte University, UK)

A techno-economic assessment of biomass fuelled trigeneration system integrated with Oragnic Rankine cycle by Y.D. Wang (Newcastle University, UK)

Track 2 Section 4: Energy saving, efficiency and management

A holistic approach for energy management in polymer processing industry by E. Harkin-Jones & J. Deng (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

Energy-saving potential of volatile petroleum-gas and requirements for reclaiming equipment by C.C. Tian (Beijing University of Technology; China)

Track 3 Section 1: Intensification, integration and optimisation

Process integration. Tests and application of different tools on an integrated steelmaking site by C.E. Grip (Energy Science, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Reduction of energy consumption in investment casting process by application of a new casting facility by X. Dai (University of Birmingham, UK)

Thermal optimisation of polymer extrusion using in-process monitoring techniques by A. Kelly (Bradford University, UK)

Integrated recovery of low grade heat with district heating networks by M. Pan (The University of Manchester, UK)

Track 3 Section 2: Intensification, integration and optimisation

An engineering approach to the optimal design of distributed energy systems in China by D. Gao (North China Electric Power University, China)

Optimization for the retrofit of large scale heat exchanger networks with intensified heat transfer by M. Pan (The University of Manchester, UK)

Opportunities and barriers for efficient energy use in a medium-sized brewery by B. Sturm (Newcastle University, UK)

Track 3 Section 3: Energy and emission analysis

Low grade thermal energy sources and uses from the process industries in the UK by Y. Ammar (Newcastle University, UK)

The design of the residual heat Utilization system for the forging furnaces’ flue gas by Y.D. Wang (Newcastle University, UK)

Analysis and control design of sustainable policies for greenhouse gas emissions by S. Duncan (University of Oxford, UK)

Analysis of recoverable exhaust energy from a gasoline engine by Z. Peng (University of Sussex, UK)

Track 3 Section 4: Combustion studies

Effect of swirl number and fuel type upon the blowoff limits in unconfined and confined swirl combustors by R. Marsh (Cardiff University, UK)

Thermal distributive blast furnace gas characterisation, a steelworks case study by D. Pugh (Cardiff University, UK)


The 1st PRO-TEM Network Conference: Sustainable Thermal Energy Management in Process Industry
(SusTEM2010, 2-3 November 2010)

Section 1 Track 1: Barriers & Challenges

Review of Low Grade Thermal Energy Sources and Uses from the Process Industry in UK by Dr Yasmine Ammar (Newcastle University)

Don't Lock Me in: Public Opinion on the Prospective Use of Waste Process Heat for District Heating by Dr Paul Upham (University of Manchester)

Heat Pumps and Energy Storage - The Challenges of Implementation by Professor Neil Hewitt (University of Ulster)

Section 1 Track 2: Heat Exchangers

Identifying Optimal Cleaning Cycles for Heat Exchangers Subject to Fouling and Ageing by Mr Thomas Pogiatzis Cambridge University)

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Fouling Thresholds in Bare Tubes and Tubes Fitted with Inserts by Professor Barry Crittenden University of Bath)

Application of Intensified Heat Transfer for the Retrofit of Heat Exchanger Network by Mr Yufei Wang (The University of Manchester)

Section 2 Track 1: Industrial Applications

Potential Energy Savings by Application of the Novel CRIMSON Aluminium Casting Process by Dr Xiaojun Dai (Birmingham University)

Significant Thermal Energy Reduction in Lactic Acid Production Process by Professor Iqbal M Mujtaba (University of Bradford)

Sequential Modelling of Thermal Energy: New Potential for Energy Optimisation in Papermaking by Dr Puya Afshar (The University of Manchester)

Modelling of Energy Flows in Potato Crisp Frying Processes by Professor Savvas Tassou (Brunel University)

Novel Model Reduction Techniques for Refinery-Wide Energy Optimization by Mr Taoufiq Gueddar (London's Global University)

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Investigation of Air Flow and Temperature Distribution in a Small Scale Bread-Baking Oven by Dr Zinedine Khatir (University of Leeds)

Section 2 Track 2: Process Modelling

Physical and Operating Conditions Effects on Silica Gel/Water Adsorption Chiller Performance by Mr Ahmed Rezk (Birmingham University)

Operation Window and Part-Load Performance Study of a Syngas Fired Gas Turbine by Assistant Professor Ma Linwei (Tsinghua University)

Condensing Boiler Applications in the Process Industry by Dr Qun Chen (The University of Sheffield)

Dynamic Modelling of a Two-Phase Thermofluidic Oscillator for Efficient Low Grade Heat Utilization: Effect of Fluid Inertia by Miss Roochi Solanki (Imperial College)

Computational Fluid Dynamic Investigation of Liquid Rack Cooling in Data Centres by Dr Jon Summers (University of Leeds)

Identifying and Quantifying Energy Savings on Fired Plant Using Low Cost Modelling Techniques by Dr Bob Tucker (Zerontec Ltd)

Section 3: Thermal Power

The Effect of Hydrogen Containing Fuel Blends upon Flashback in Swirl Burners by Professor Nicholas Syred (Cardiff University)

An Integrated Solar-Cryogen Hybrid Power System by Mr Yongliang Li (University of Leeds)

An Investigation of a Household Size Trigeneration Running with Hydrogen by Dr Yaodong Wang (Newcastle University)