Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Organisation Åbo Akademi University
Project title New insights on the effects of temperature gradients on high-temperature corrosion
Applicant / Contact person Niemi, Jonne
Decision No. 338322
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024
Funding 226 190
   
Project description
The objective of the project is to greatly increase the understanding of temperature gradient related fundamental phenomena that govern high-temperature corrosion in biomass and waste-fired heat and power boilers. New research approaches will be utilized to conduct laboratory-scale corrosion testing and computational modeling with high-detail chemistry. The results will provide a better understanding of the role that temperature gradients play in high-temperature corrosion mechanisms. The resulting data will provide heat exchanger material and boiler manufacturers, and boiler operators knowledge that can be utilized to manage corrosion in high temperatures and to better manage the optimization and availability of boilers.