Name: Energy Waste Recovery and Gas Treatment

Institution: VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava

Coordinator: prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.; lucie.obalova@vsb.cz


ENREGAT represents a unique base for the implementation of comprehensive research in the area of the material and energy recovery of waste by means of combustion, pyrolysis and anaerobic processes, as well as in the field of catalytic, sorption and photocatalytic cleaning of the resulting gases. In addition, ENREGAT also allows for research in related areas, for example the resistance of refractory materials used in waste incineration, material utilization of slag and fly ash, the possibilities of using pyrolysis products and analytical services. The large research infrastructure includes 3 pilot scale facilities with technologies for the energy recovery of waste and several specialized laboratories equipped with catalytic and photocatalytic units and modern analytical techniques. The uniqueness of ENREGAT lies in the ability to perform basic and applied research focused on several waste-to-energy technologies from the laboratory up to the pilot plant scale for a wide range of waste, and thus to assess the suitability of the technology for the selected type of waste. Additionally, it allows for research on a number of technologies for the abatement of different gaseous pollutants (e.g. nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, organic substances) through laboratory tests up to pilot scale verification for waste incineration, which is available here. The aim of ENREGAT is to provide services to the research community that in the open access mode supports the development of innovation through cooperation with industry. ENREGAT is already involved in a large number of national research projects and is collaborating with a number of foreign partners as well as with the private sector. On the national level, there is cooperation e.g. with suppliers and operators of biogas plants, as well as companies dealing with the development of mobile units for the thermal degradation of waste by incineration and torefaction, with research to increase the efficiency of catalytic technologies for NOx reduction and the degradation of organic matter, or the elimination of emissions from exhaust air resulting from photochemical oxidation. Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland), University of Oulu (Finland), National Taiwan University (Taiwan) and University of Crete (Crete) can be mentioned as foreign partners.