CCUV4 – Green Deal strategies for V4 countries: The needs and challenges to reach low-carbon industry
The project deals with strengthening links, developing deeper cooperation, and sharing research and development knowledge in CCU technologies among the consortium partners.
Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Process Engineering
Technicka 4, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
contact person: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Lukas Kratky, Ph.D.
The Department of Process Engineering is engaged in designing technologies, design, and construction of machinery and equipment for food, chemical and process industries, ecology, and waste treatment technologies. Regarding the project topic, the leading research and science activities of the CTU team can be found in several research areas. Namely pre-treatment techniques (grinding and milling, gas separation and purification), waste conversion in reactors, bioreactors, or photobioreactors (experimental and CFD analysis of transfer phenomena, defining scale-up/down rules), and post-treatment technologies (microalgal batch treatment, solid-liquid-gas separation). The information from these branches is used to design and optimize technologies in the biorefinery concept, i.e., waste/emission-free technology, impacting environmental friendliness, the safety of operation, and essential economics.
Project Partner No.1
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Process Engineering
Nám. slobody 17, 812 31 Bratislava 1, Slovakia
contact person: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Peter Peciar, Ph.D.
The STU team from the Institute of Process Engineering represents a cross-specialization with a unique combination of mechanical and chemical engineering focused on process implementation (construction, material, and chemical engineering, safety, reliability). Their role in this project is to cover non-traditional technologies for special applications of hard-to agglomerate materials and research in the field of granular material mechanics.
Project Partner No.2
Lodz University of Technology
Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering
Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, 90-924, Poland
Department of Bioprocess Engineering
contact person: Prof. dr hab. inż. Stanisław Ledakowicz
Department of Environmental Engineering
contact person: Prof. dr hab. inż. Ireneusz Zbiciński
The Lodz partners are from the Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Bioprocess Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering. Their role in this project is to cover innovative research in chemical engineering, process safety engineering, environmental engineering, and advanced technologies for sustainable development (biogas production, pyrolysis, microalgal biorefineries) followed by life cycle assessment (LCA).
Project partner No.3
University of Miskolc
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Chemical Machinery
Institute of Energy Engineering and Chemical Machinery
Egyetemváros, Miskolc, HU 3515, Hungary
contact person: Dr. Siménfalvi Zoltán
The Hungarian partners are from the Department of Chemical Machinery under the Institute of Energy Engineering and Chemical Machinery as the traditional part of the University of Miskolc (UM). Their role in this project is strongly supporting the consortium by unique knowledge of safety design research, safety and risk analysis, system safety technology, safety valves. Their other research activities are associated with life cycle analysis, renewable energy resources, especially biomass usage biomass fuel technologies, hydrodynamic operations, especially in fermenters, and biogas production.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.