Dr. Pal SZENTANNAI is the Executive Committee Member designated by Hungary in the IEA – FBC (International Energy Agency – Fluidized Bed Conversion, iea-fbc.org). He authored and edited several books on the topics fluidized bed conversion and advanced power plant process control (Scale-Up, Glossary, Advanced, Springer). He is also proud of the direct experiences he gained in the energy industry as an engineer involved in the design and commissioning of thermal and control systems (GEA – EGI). He is the Deputy Head of the Department of Energy Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary
Csaba ELEK is currently studying energy engineering MSc at Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he also finished his BSc studies. During that time he became interested in process control methods and strategies and the simulation of processes related to them, so he decided to learn more about these topics in the future. This is why he got in touch with the FBC group at the Department of Energy Engineering in the fall of 2015. Now, he is writing his final project. His aim is to get an insight into the operation and control techniques of fluidized bed combustors, make simulations of the advanced control concepts, evaluate the results, and maybe give some suggestions on how the department's test rig could be further improved.
János LENCSÉS is an energy engineering student on the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of BUTE. Research area: Modeling the combustion & thermal processes of fluidized bed conversion facilities for dynamical control applications.
Thuan MAI DUC is a Vietnamese student of the Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering Modeling. At present, he is focusing on the bed-wall heat transfer in the FBCs.
We are proud of the broad range of knowledge of all our colleagues in the Department of Energy Engineering that we can always fall back on.