Technology for the production of universal fuel briquettes (UTB-1) On the basis of low-grade raw materials developed in the Energy Institute at Tomsk Polytechnic University. Briquettes to heat such businesses can be "small" energy and utilities, as well as private holdings.
Department of parogeneratorostroeniya and steam generating equipment to offer complete technology solution, from which you can deploy the finished briquette production. Group Head of Department Professor Alexander Zavorin received three patents — for two units and one ways. At one stage the developers were able to get prototypes briquettes.
According to Professor Zavorin, there are a number of differences created in the TPU fuel from peers. Briquettes UTB-1 eco-friendly, essentially free of sulfur and give the same heat as that obtained from coal. Under the low-grade raw material in this case refers to peat.
"Briquettes have high reactivity, so the flue gases when firing does not contain sulfur and sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide in the flue rationally designed devices minimally — Noted the developers. — Manufacturing technique virtually waste-free: Use all products of thermal processing. For example, drying the pellets can be effected by the heat of the flue gases produced by burning the fuel gas to maintain the pyrolysis ".
Fuel briquettes are suitable for use in any fuel-driven devices with bed firing. They can produce almost any shape and size. Thus they have a 100% moisture resistance, which allows them to be stored outdoors, burn without pre-drying, and hence reduce operating costs.
Market for fuel briquettes UTB-1 may be part of the fuel and energy market, aimed at the small-scale power and the private sector. Consumers of these products may be local boilers of low and medium power for solid fuels, businesses have in the composition of auxiliary boiler (rural schools, gardens, municipal offices, factories, etc.), private consumers.
On the topic of the project sponsored the development of more than 11 published scientific papers in leading national and international journals. Not by chance at the stage of creating the technology attracted the attention of experts, as evidenced by the victory in March 2011 — a gold medal at the St. Petersburg Technical Fair, in October 2011 — a silver medal at the All-Siberian Industrial Forum "SibPolyTech" (Novosibirsk).
It should be noted that the development team consists not only of members of the department and graduate students, but also students (from 1st to 5th year), as well as students of the Lyceum at TPU. In this case, the team is a resident of the Student technology business incubator, which to a large extent determined the success of the project.