Tutkijatohtori Ekaterina Sermyagina

E-mail: Ekaterina.Sermyagina@lut.fi
Mobile phone: +358 46 953 9001
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7641-4619 (Go to ORCID profile)
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Uploaded on: 04/04/2020

Current Organisation
Laboratory of Sustainable Energy Systems (Superior organisation: Laboratory of Energy Technology)

Research Interest
Biomass presents a widespread energy source with a huge variety of available feedstocks. Biomass materials can be simply combusted to produce heat or/and electricity or converted to a wide range of commodities which are traditionally produced from fossil fuels. Certain problems associated with biomass properties in comparison with fossil fuels makes biomass utilization challenging.
My research is concentrated with various techniques that help to improve biomass properties for energy utilization. Such processes, as hydrothermal carbonization, torrefaction, and gasification allow converting biomass fuels into more valuable product in terms of further energy conversion. Experimental activities with hydrothermal carbonization, torrefaction and gasification help to understand the main principles of the processes and develop the models for further research. The research also covers the possibilities to integrate pre-treatment processes with other processes: e.g., combined heat and power plant. The main goals of the research are evaluate the potential of biomass pre-treatment on biomass properties and explore the main factors affecting the efficiency of heat integration options.

Projects as Project Manager



Publications
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Kinetics of pyrolysis of some biomasses widely available in Brazil (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Rocha Elém Patrícia Alves, Sermyagina Ekaterina, Vakkilainen Esa, et al.
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Study on properties related to energy recovery from waste streams in Finland (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Nikku Markku, Vakkilainen Esa, et al.
WASTES – Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities II: Selected Papers from the 4th Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities
Integration of hydrothermal carbonization and a CHP plant: Part 2 –operational and economic analysis (2016)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Saari Jussi, Sermyagina Ekaterina, Kaikko Juha, et al.
Energy
Integration of torrefaction and CHP plant: Operational and economic analysis (2016)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Saari Jussi, Kaikko Juha, et al.
Applied Energy
Modelling of torrefaction and hydrothermal carbonization and heat integration of torrefaction with a CHP plant (2016)
G5 Doctoral dissertation (article)
Sermyagina Ekaterina
Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis
Optimization of a Shell-And-Tube District Heat Condenser for a Small Back Pressure CHP Plant (2016)
A4 Conference proceedings
Saari Jussi, Carvalho Mariana, Sermyagina Ekaterina, et al.
Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics HEFAT2016
An Analysis of Brazilian Biomass Focusing on Thermal Conversion for Energy Production: A Partnership between Brazilian and Finnish Universities (2015)
A4 Conference proceedings
Alves Rocha Elém Patrícia, Gomes Fernando José Borges, Sermyagina Ekaterina, et al.
European Biomass Conference And Exhibition
Proceedings 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2015), 1–4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria
An Analysis of Brazilian Biomass Focusing on Thermochemical Conversion for Energy Production (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Rocha Elém Patrícia Alves, Gomes Fernando José Borges, Sermyagina Ekaterina, et al.
Energy and Fuels
Design of multifunctional bench-scale device for thermochemical processes (2015)
A4 Conference proceedings
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Nikku Markku, Saari Jussi, et al.
Effect of heat integration method and torrefaction temperature on the performance of an integrated CHP-torrefaction plant (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Saari Jussi, Zakeri Behnam, et al.
Applied Energy




Last updated on 2020-04-04 at 05:03