Conferences / Workshops / Communications

“LES of large flames in a steam cracking furnace with analytically reduced chemistry”
S. Nadakkal, E. Riber & B. Cuenot in  Seventeenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion,
Aachen (Germany) – May 6-8, 2019

“Bio Fuel Gas and Oxygen Enriched Flue Gases as Oxidant in Cracking Furnaces ” G.Theis. & al. in EEPC conference, Nancy (France) 4 april 2019

“An Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Study of NH3 Oxidation in a Jet Stirred Reactor” A. Stagni & al. in 1st international conference on Smart Energy Carriers, Napoli (Italy) 21-23 January 2019

“Study of Oscillations During Methane Oxidation with Species Probing” Y. Song & al. in 1st international conference on Smart Energy Carriers, Napoli (Italy) 21-23 January 2019

“Computational Fluid Dynamics-based Study of the Steam Cracking Process using a Hybrid 3D-1D approach” Vangaever, S. & al. in Chemreactor-23, Ghent, Belgium – November 5-9, 2018 (pdf)

” ‘Pas de deux’ of high-temperature alloy and 3C reactor technology for steam cracking coils: impact on product yields and coke formation”, S. Symoens & al. in Chemreactor-23, Ghent, Belgium – November 5-9, 2018 (pdf)

“About IMPROOF: Pushing the limits of olefin production by advanced modeling: the quest for the holy grail”, K. Van Geem, Stanford University (USA) – September 10, 2018 (pdf)

“Using BioFuel gas under O2 enriched flue gases in steam crackers” G. Theis & 14th Triennial IFRF Members’ Conference, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) (pdf)

“Poster: Computational fluid dynamics-based study of novel technologies in the steam cracking process” Vangaever, S. & al.  in the VSC Users Day 2018, Brussels (Belgium)May 22, 2018. (pdf)

“Plant Wide Optimization for High Value Added Products – a Steam Cracking Case Study” K. van Geem & al.  in 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting Orlando, Florida (USA) – April 23, 2018

“Computational fluid dynamics-based study of novel technologies in steam cracking furnaces” Vangaever, S &al. in Workshop on Smart Energy Carrier in Industry , Workshop COST/IMPROOF, Milano (Italy), 23 April 2018 (pdf)

“IMPROOF: Integrated Model Guided Process Optimization of Steam Cracking Furnaces on pilot scale” K Van Geem in 2018 Ethylene Producers Conference, Orlando (USA) – April 24, 2018 (pdf)

“New trends in olefin production” K. van Geem in EEPC 2017 Ethylene seminar, Dresden (Germany)October 25-27, 2017 (pdf)

“Exploring the reactivity of C4-C6 linear alcohols: from jet stirred reactor and rapid compression machine experiments to operating regimes in a HCCI engine.” M. Pelucchi & al. in 3rd General Meeting and Workshop on SECs in Industry of SMARTCATs Action, Prague (Czech Republic) October 25, 2017 (pdf)

“Poster: Etude de l'oxydation de molécules représentatives d'une bio-huile en réacteur agité par jets” S. Namysl & al. in SFGP 2017, Nancy (France) – July 11-13, 2017 (pdf)

“Experimental study of oxidation of bio-oil surrogates in jet-stirred reactor” S. Namysl & al. in CLEAN-Gas Combustion Summer School, Brussels (Belgium) – June 26-29, 2017 (pdf)

“Poster: Temperature oscillation of methane oxidation in a jet stirred reactor” Y. Song & al. in International Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Chemistry and Diagnostics for Clean Combustion, Bielefeld (Germany) – June 21-23, 2017 (pdf)

“IMPROOF: Integrated Model Guided Process Optimization of Steam Cracking Furnaces” K. van Geem & al. in 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting & 13th Global Congress on Process Safety, San Antonio, Texas, USA – May 16, 2017 

“IMPROOF: Integrated Model Guided Process Optimization of Steam Cracking Furnaces” M. R. Djokic & al. in International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Bologna (Italy) – April 26-28, 2017 (pdf

“Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces” K. van Geem & al. in EPC2017, San Antonio (USA) – March 28, 2017 (pdf)

Peer-reviewed publications

“A first evaluation of butanoic and pentanoic acid oxidation kinetics” (2019) S. Namysl & al. in Chemical Engineering Journal, 373 (10), pp. 973-984 (pdf)

“The sensitizing effects of NO2 and NO on methane low temperature oxidation in a jet stirred reactor” (2019) Y. Song & al. in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37(1), pp.667-675

” An experimental and kinetic modelling study of n-C4C6 aldehydes oxidation in a jet-stirred reactor” (2019) M., Pelucchi & al., in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37(1), pp.389-397

“Oscillatory Behavior in Methane Combustion: Influence of the Operating Parameters” (2018) M. Lubrano Lavadera & al. in  Energy Fuels, 32, 10088−10099 (pdf)

“State-of-the-art of Coke Formation during Steam Cracking: Anti-Coking Surface Technologies” (2018) Symoens, S & al. in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(48), 16117–16136. (pdf)

“Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Study of a High Emissivity Coil Coating in an Industrial Steam Cracker.” (2018)   Vangaever, S. & al. in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(49), 16782–16794. (pdf)


Book series

M. R. Djokic, K. M. Van Geem, G. J. Heynderickx, S. Dekeukeleire, S. Vangaever, F. Battin-Leclerc, G. Bellos, W. Buysschaert, B. Cuenot, T. Faravelli, M. Henneke, D. Jakobi, P. Lenain, A. Munoz, J. Olver, M. Van Goethem, P. Oud. IMPROOF: Integrated Model Guided Process Optimization of Steam Cracking Furnaces. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies vol. 68, pp. 589-600, 2017. (DOI)







IMPROOF Workshop – 27-28 january 2020

8 October 2019

The IMPROOF consortium is pleased to announce the two-day IMPROOF workshop that will be held on 27-28 January 2020 at the Laboratory for Chemical Technology in Ghent, Belgium. Registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia. Participants can register for one or two days:   Day 1: Computational...Read more

Communication at the EEPC conference 2019

24 July 2019

“Georgios Bellos and Peter Oud presented on 24/10/2019 the steam cracking furnace of the future at the European Ethylene Producers Conference, which can lead to 30% CO2 reduction”   Low-Emission cracking Furnace by P. Oud & al. Bio Fuel Gas and Oxygen Enriched Flue Gases as Oxidant in Cracking Furnaces by...Read more

Making chemicals with electricity

24 May 2019

Ghent University, member of the ENERGY-X consortium, has published a perspective article in Science, untitled Making chemicals with electricity.  Read more

Common Dissemination Booster

26 November 2018

IMPROOF is working with the EC through the service “Common Dissemination Booster” (). It will help us to gather and exchange with two other EU SPIRE projects, VULKANO and DREAM. The three projects are working on similar problematics; they probably will have the same kind of stakeholders, which could be an...Read more