Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando
Sponsored by: TMS Pyrometallurgy Committee
Hydrogen can be used as energy carrier (fuel) in burners, or it can be used as a reducing agent. This one-day course discusses aspects related to burners such as burner design, key operational parameters, burner conversion from fossil fuel to hydrogen, and the impact of switching to hydrogen burners on furnace operations. Furnace design, process control, heat distribution and transfer, as well as off-gas management and waste heat are included. The scope of this course includes use as a reducing agent in both ferrous and non-ferrous metals applications. The mechanisms, key factors, process parameters, and equipment are covered, for solid and molten state. Furthermore, safe working with hydrogen and the production and supply infrastructure of hydrogen will be discussed. The course will use a mix of presentations, including industry experience and problem-based breakout groups, to provide a dynamic environment with lots of interaction.
This course is designed for professionals working in industry and national labs with at least several years of experience after M.Sc. graduation. Specifically:
Christina Meskers, Ph.D., is senior research scientist at SINTEF, in the Industrial ecosystems department, and among others involved in the EU-funded project ‘HARARE’, where hydrogen is used to recover metal from residues from the metallurgical industry. Prior to this, she was senior manager open innovation, and market intelligence and business research at Umicore, Belgium.
She has a passion for innovation and strategy, connecting people and ideas across disciplines, industries, organizations, and value chains. Her work focuses on the contribution of metals and materials industry to the transition to sustainable products and a sustainable society. She has over 15 years of experience in the (raw) materials sector, including co-authoring a United Nations’ International Resource Panel report on recycling (2013), and contributing to “Principles of metal refining & recycling” (2021).
She served on numerous boards and committees including the TMS Board of Directors, and is associate editor of the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.
Halvor Dalaker is a senior research scientist at SINTEF, where he has been working on various aspects of sustainable metallurgy for 10+ years. This includes circularity, alternative raw materials, and novel processes. Over the past few years, his focus has naturally turned towards CO2 mitigation, and in particular hydrogen-based solutions, whose potential in a decarbonized metallurgical industry is well known. Dalaker has worked with hydrogen both as an energy carrier in replacing fossil fuel in burners as a source of industrial heat, and as an alternative reductant e.g., in prereduction of manganese ores.
Furthermore, he coordinates SINTEF’s activities towards metallurgical applications of hydrogen. He is the leader of the Industrial Applications work package of the Norwegian national HYDROGENi research centre. He also leads HyPla, a project with the ambitious goal of harnessing hydrogen plasma to convert hard-to-reduce oxides into metals.
Dalaker holds an MSc in physics and a PhD in materials science and is based in Trondheim, Norway.
Martin Adendorff grew up in South Africa and graduated with B. Science (Chemistry) from the University of Cape Town in 1983. He worked at Koeberg nuclear power station for 10 years, where he was responsible for the chemistry of the steam, water, and reactor circuits. Adendorff has worked with industrial gases for 27 years, initially with ozone applications in South Africa. He moved to Germany in 1999 and continued work with ozone. Since 2001, he has been working in the field of oxyfuel combustion; installing and commissioning burners at customers, designing and testing combustion skids plus testing and developing burners. Adendorff moved to Linde in 2009, working primarily on non-ferrous applications. He moved to Shanghai in 2012 supporting and training colleagues across APAC, also working on ladle preheating and steel reheating furnaces. He returned to Munich in 2018 and since then has focused on hydrogen fired oxyfuel combustion, testing Linde’s burners with hydrogen as the fuel and the impact on the furnace and process.
Max Planck Institut f. Eisenforschung
Dierk Raabe studied music, metallurgy, and metal physics. After his doctorate 1992 and habilitation 1997 at RWTH Aachen, he received a Heisenberg fellowship and worked at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Max Planck Society as a director in 1999. His main interest today is to make industrial production of materials more sustainable, focusing on basic research where the leverage for CO2 elimination is particularly large. His specific interests lie in sustainable metals (specifically green steel and sustainable aluminum alloys), physical metallurgy of metallic alloys, steels, hydrogen, aluminium alloys, atom probe tomography, machine learning, green manufacturing and metal combustion. He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award (highest German Science Award), the Acta Materialia Gold Medal, and two ERC Advanced Grants (highest European Research Grant). He is professor at RWTH Aachen in Germany and at KU Leuven in Belgium.
Casper van der Eijk is senior researcher in the Process Metallurgy and Raw Materials group at SINTEF. SINTEF is a research institute in Norway with over 2000 employees. He has a M.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Delft University of Technology (1994). Besides that, he has a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1999). He was a group leader of the process metallurgy group at SINTEF for 12 years. He has professional experience in a wide field of materials-related subjects like steel solidification, alumina production, silicon production and recycling of industrial by-products. He is the coordinator for the Horizon2020 project HARARE which investigates the possibilities to use hydrogen to recover valuable elements from waste from the metallurgical industry.
Mårten Görnerup has more than 25 years of experience from the metals production industry working with process and production transformational change focusing on CO2-mitigation, primarily in the field of hydrogen-based iron- and steelmaking, where fossil-free operational strategies and technologies, raw materials, and renewable energy, all are important parameters in a broader system perspective.
Görnerup is a strong believer in the role of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the future industrial landscape. One recent assignment was as chief executive officer of Hybrit Development AB–the joint-initiative to produce fossil-free steel using hydrogen in Northern Sweden–where he outlined the project’s R&D&I programme together with the team.
He holds an MSc and PhD in process metallurgy and is based in Stockholm.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Maria Wallin is a chemical engineer with a Ph.D. in Material Science from Chalmers University of Technology (2014). She worked as product developer at Promimic and as a quality and management consultant at Knightec before she joined NTNU in 2017. She is currently working as a researcher and her focus areas are in the production, recycling, and refining of metals from stable oxides. Wallin is the administrative coordinator of three EU-projects; SisAl Pilot, HAlMan and HydroMetEC. She is also active as work package leader or partner in the following EU projects ReSiLex, Thermobat, SUNSON, HARARE and Smart-WAAM.
You can register for this workshop through the TMS2024 registration form.
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