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)
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

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Hydrothermal carbonization of coniferous biomass: Effect of process parameters on mass and energy yields (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Saari Jussi, Kaikko Juha, et al.
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Pre-treatment of Coniferous Biomass via Hydrothermal Carbonization and Torrefaction: Mass and Energy Yields (2015)
A4 Conference proceedings
Sermyagina Ekaterina, Saari Jussi, Vakkilainen Esa
Book of Proceedings Bioenergy 2015
Pyrolysis of Brazilian eucalyptus clones: non-isothermal thermogravimetric kinetic analysis (2015)
A4 Conference proceedings
Alves Rocha Elém Patrícia, Sermyagina Ekaterina, Gomes Fernando José Borges, et al.
Proceedings of IWBLCM 2015
Integration of Torrefaction Reactor with Steam Power Plant (2013)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Saari Jussi, Zakri Bahnam, Sermyagina Ekaterina, et al.
Integration of torrefaction with steam power plant (2013)
D4 Published development or research report or study
Zakri Bahnam, Saari Jussi, Sermyagina Ekaterina, et al.

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