23 November 2021
23 November 2021

AIST Steel Industry Webinar

Computational Modeling and Field Validation of Advanced Thermal System for Energy, Carbon and NOx Reduction

Most major corporations are implementing strict policies to eliminate or reduce the carbon and NOx emissions from fossil fuel–fired thermal manufacturing processes. The used of advanced thermal ceramic designs, computational combustion modeling and additive manufacturing provide extreme flexibility in simultaneously achieving efficiency improvements and emissions reduction. Computational modeling, laboratory testing and field validations will be presented showing efficiency gains of 85% with simultaneous NOx reduction of 15% to 50%.

Speaker Information:

  • Tom Briselden, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories
    Tom Briselden is the global director of new business for Saint-Gobain’s Performance Ceramics and Refractories group. He works with the largest steel producers in the world to help reduce energy and emissions using advanced thermal ceramics, computational modeling and additive manufactured advanced silicon carbide. Briselden taught heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University for 10 years. Concurrently, he started a spinoff company, Spinworks, which, to date, supplied energy savings components to the steel industry with a cumulative 2-trillion-BTU-per-year impact and equivalent 117,000 tons of CO2. Spinworks was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 2017 and is continuing to accelerate the adoption of energy and emissions reducing technology for thermal manufacturing processes

  • Brad Nakanishi, Saint-Gobain Research Center, North America
    Bradley Nakanishi has been with Saint-Gobain for three years. He manages R&D activities for Total Burner Solutions (TBS) and supports deployment of TBS technologies to new and existing process heating applications. He holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Yunsik Jung, POSCO 
    Yunsik Jung received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and has been working with POSCO for 17 years. Since 2004, he has served as team leader. Yunsik has been a customer for Saint-Gobain for Total Burner Solutions and other refractories solutions.

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