Tokyo Institute of Technology Collaboration

Professor Kunio Yoshikawa

Professor Marco J. Castaldi

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The collaboration between CCL and Tokyo Institute of Technology (TokyoTech) started in 2009 with student exchange and webinar collaborations.  The focus of the collaboration is on waste to energy, gasification and co-combustion of wastes with coal and biomass.  The main investigations explore the reaction kinetics and mechanisms involved in gasification and co-combustion processes.  The main tools are a bench scale nthermogravimentric (TGA) unit, a full scale drop tube reactor (DTR) and ASPEN® Plus simulations.

Yoshikawa Laboratory at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Joint Webinar: Biomass and Waste conversion to Energy

Joint Publications/Presentations:

1. Liang Lu; Yuqi Jin; Masato R. Nakamura; Marco J. Castaldi; Kunio Yoshikawa. “An Investigation on Co-combustion Behaviors of Hydrothermally Treated Municipal Solid Waste with Coal Using a Drop-Tube Reactor.” Journal of Combustion. 2012. In press

2. Bayu Prabowo, Mi Yan, Kentaro Umeki, Masato R. Nakamura, Marco J.
Castaldi, Kunio Yoshikawa, “CO2-steam gasification of rice straw using a
downdraft gasifier,” International Conference on Applied Energy 2012, Suzhou,
China, July 2012.

3. Liang Lu, Yuqi Jin, Masato Nakamura, Marco J. Castaldi, Kunio Yoshikawa. “A Drop Tube Reactor Study on Co-combustion Behavior of Hydrothermally Treated Municipal Solid Waste with Low Rank Coal,” 2011 IPE-TITECH-KIMM Joint Symposium – Solid Wastes to Energy and Materials, December 2011.

4. Liang Lu, Masato Nakamura, Yuqi Jin, Marco J. Castaldi, Kunio Yoshikawa. “An Investigation on Co-combustion Behaviors of Hydrothermally Treated Municipal Solid Waste with Coal Using a Drop Tube Reactor,” International Conference on Power Engineering (ICOPE), July 2011.