Project overview

The main goal of Vulkano is the retrofitting of two types of industrial furnaces on three energy-intensive sectors, through the combined implementation of 5 key aspects into an integrated solution

Integrated solution

Improved Refractory Materials

Improved Refractory Materials

Development and implementation of new alternative materials for high-temperature, high-alkali environments capable to operate at higher temperatures or/and for longer periods of time.
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PCM-Based Energy Recovery

PCM-Based Energy Recovery

PCM has a double purpose acting as a physical filter which is able to recover energy at the same time that smooths fluctuations in the temperature profile working similar to a low-pass filter.
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Co-firing Second Energy Source

Co-firing Second Energy Source

Second energy source from renewable/alternative feedstocks with the aim to substitute the high percentage of natural gas in industrial furnaces.
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Integrated Control System

Integrated Control System

The new and improved control system will directly contribute to achieve a more efficient furnace and consequently important fossil fuel savings.
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Holistic In-House Predictive Tool

Holistic In-House Predictive Tool

Decision support tool to optimize the furnace design and its energy and environmental performance, considering the interaction furnace-retrofitting solutions and upstream/downstream processes.
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Pilots

Steel sector

Preheating mould furnace

DEMO

Ceramic sector

Melting furnace

DEMO

Aluminium sector

Replication in aluminium sector

DEMO

News and events

Vulkano presents two posters at the International Flame Research Foundation TOTEM 44

March 24th, 2017|

On the 14-15th of March 2017 delegates from the project partner Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) took part in the 44th International Flame Research Foundation [...]

The project partners celebrate the 1st Steering Committee of VULKANO

December 19th, 2016|

On 14th December 2016 the VULKANO project partners arrived to the city of Zaragoza (Spain), to take part in the first Steering Committee of the [...]