International Symposium: From waste heat to process heat. Heat reintegration and drying optimisation with industrial heat pumps.  
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Monday, 23 May 2016
Workshop on our heat pump dryer lab setup: The workshop aims to compare the energy efficiency of a conventional drying process to an optimized drying process.

(Number of participants limited to 40)








Conference dinner at restaurant Ripasso with surprise act


Tuesday, 24 May 2016




Tuesday, 24 May 2016: Theme 1
Heat pump assisted drying
Session chair: Ir. Frank Koninckx, Kovia (BE), President of the Flemish User Group HP4Drying project


Heat pump assisted drying ‒ Principles and case studies on medicinal and spice plants
Dr. Ing. Thomas Ziegler, Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. - Germany



CORNET project Energetic and environmental optimisation of drying processes by integration of heat pumps (HP4Drying): objectives, project structure, partners, overview project results
Ing. Bruno Vanslambrouck, UGent TEI - Belgium


UGent lab scale test rig: prior calculations and simulations, design and construction, live demonstration
Ing. Jamy Logie, Ir. Minh Cuong Tran, UGent TEI and Matthias Verschoot, master student Mechanical Engineering, UGent Campus Kortrijk - Belgium


Coffee break – Visit to the lab scale test rig - Fair visit - Poster presentation


Pilot scale heat pump dryer demonstration at the PFI Energy Park
Dr. Michael Müller, Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V. (PFI) - Germany


Results overview of executed industrial case studies within CORNET HP4Drying
Ir. Minh Cuong Tran, UGent TEI – Belgium, Ir. Ilya T’Jollyn, UGent ATHT - Belgium


Unseen and probably unknown possibilities of microwave drying, the best of two worlds by combination with heat pump assisted convection drying?
Ir. Carlo Groffils, Microwave Energy Applications Management (MEAM) - Belgium


Lunch break – Lab visit – Fair visit - Poster presentation


Tuesday, 24 May 2016: Theme 2
Recent developments in high temperature industrial heat pumps
Session chair: Ing. Gert Hendrickx, Esset (BE)


Upgrade of waste heat with a chemical heat pump
Ir. Wouter Ducheyne, QPinch - Belgium



Recent developments at ECN on Thermoacoustic heat pump technology
Ir. Jan-Aiso Lycklama à Nijeholt, Energieonderzoekscentrum Nederland (ECN) – The Netherlands


Targeting heat pump applications
Ir. Jan Grift, EnergyMatters B.V. – The Netherlands


Tuesday, 24 May 2016: Theme 3
Intermediate heat/cold storage in discontinue industrial processes
Session chair: Ir. Jan Grift, EnergyMatters (NL)


Thermal storage from 100°C and up to over 1000°C, state of the art, some references
Dip.-Ing. Maike Johnson, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Technische Thermodynamik und Thermische Prozesstechnik - Germany



Intermediate heat storage in ceramic production processes, some earlier evaluated possibilities
Dr. Anne Tretau, Institut für Ziegelforschung (IZF) – Germany


Coffee break - Fair visit - Poster presentation


Thermal storage in industrial processes – LOCOSTO project.
Dr. Robert de Boer, Energieonderzoekscentrum Nederland (ECN) – The Netherlands


The MERITS project: thermal energy storage using novel thermochemical materials
Dr. Jan Diriken, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) – Belgium


CORNET project proposal “Short term heat or cold storage in industry (ShortStore)”: objectives, project structure, partners
Ing. Bruno Vanslambrouck, UGent TEI - Belgium


Closing reception - Fair visit - Poster presentation

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