Department of Energy Saving and Air Protection

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SAVING AND AIR PROTECTION

Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland

 

Head of Department

prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Stańczyk
e-mail: kstanczyk@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 22 67

 

 

 

LABORATORY OF ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

Head

dr hab. inż. Natalia Howaniec
e-mail: nhowaniec@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 22 19

 

 

LABORATORY OF ENERGY PRODUCTION AND USAGE EFFICIENCY

Head

mgr inż. Mariusz Ćwięczek
e-mail: mcwieczek@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 23 48

 

 

 

LABORATORY OF AIR PROTECTION

Head

dr inż. Krystian Kadlewicz
e-mail: kkadlewicz@gig.eu
telefon: 32 259 21 58

 

 

 

LABORATORY OF EXPERIMENTAL INSTALLATIONS

Head

dr Krzysztof Kapusta
e-mail: kkapusta@gig.eu
telefon: 32 3246 535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development activities in the field of:

Utilization of solid fuels, including alternative fuels, and other materials (catalysts, sorbents) in energy and chemical synthesis applications:

  • thermochemical conversion of solid fuels (coal, refuse derived fuels, biomass, industrial waste) for energy purposes and chemical synthesis, including combustion, pyrolysis and gasification processes
  • development of economically efficient and environmentally friendly methods of utilization of solid fuels and waste materials in heat and electricity generation and chemical synthesis (synthesis gas, hydrogen)
  • kinetic studies of combustion, pyrolysis, gasification and co-combustion, co-pyrolysis and co-gasification processes under atmospheric or pressurized conditions
  • determination of fuel reactivity in thermochemical conversion processes
  • determination of the composition of the product gas from thermochemical conversion processes
  • studies on carbon dioxide capture and utilization
  • application of catalysts in thermochemical conversion of solid fuels
  • studies on chemical looping in thermochemical conversion of solid fuels

Characterization of materials: porous structure, physisorption and chemisorption, thermogravimetric analyses and spectrometric analyses:

  • determination of the specific surface area, total pore volume, pore size distribution and sorption capacity of solids using a gas sorption analyzer
  • temperature programmed reduction, oxidation and desorption analyses
  • differential scanning calorimetry analyses
  • thermogravimetric analyses under atmospheric and pressurized conditions
  • spectrometric tests - high resolution spectra measurements in the full spectral range of infrared: near (NIR), middle (Mid-IR) and far (Far-IR) for samples in solid, liquid and gas form

Modeling of multidimensional data sets using advanced chemometric methods and taking into account their specific multimodal structure

 

Range of activities:

  • Developing draft assumptions and plans for supplying municipalities / cities with heat, electricity and gas fuels
  • Energy audits of an enterprise and industrial processes in accordance with the Energy Efficiency Act of 20 May 2016
  • Audits of energy and renovation of residential and public buildings
  • Development of Low Carbon Economy Plans, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Protection Programs
  • Thermal tests for industrial installations and power boilers
  • Technical, economic and research analyzes regarding the use of renewable energy sources
  • Documentation, analysis and calculations regarding CO2 monitoring
  • Conducting expertise for investments related to the reduction of energy consumption and emissions in order to obtain financial support from appropriate funds

 

Range of activities:

  • Control measures for the emission into the air of dust and gas pollutants, including VOCs
  • Measurement and investigation of the immission of dust and gas pollution in the air
  • Calculations of diffusion of dust and gas pollutants in the air from technological emitters
  • Preparation of applications for the introduction of dust and gases into the air in order to obtain decisions and assess the environmental impact of equipment and installations, especially in terms of impact on atmospheric air
  • Measurement and testing of asbestos fiber concentrations in the air, including in the vicinity of buildings and objects from which asbestos is removed, and in confined spaces, based on results from an optical microscope and a scanning electron microscope
  • Research on technology of production, modernization and construction of domestic boilers
  • Research on harmful factors in the work environment

 

Range of activities:

  • Conducting research and development on a large laboratory scale in the field of technical, technological and environmental issues of the underground coal gasification process
  • Pressurized gasification of solid fuels
  • The process of direct liquefaction of coal aimed at the production of liquid fuels and chemical raw materials
  • Production of liquid fuels and chemical raw materials from biomass and waste materials by hydrothermal method
  • Processes of hydrogenation and refining of carbonaceous substances
  • Process gas separation using membranes and PSA

 

+ 48-32-259-2000