Background and activities

Recent projects

2017—Present

GASPRO: Fundamental insight into biomass gasification using experiments and mathematical modelling

Funded by the Norwegian Research Council

2017—Present

GrateCFD: Enabling optimum Grate fired woody biomass and waste to energy plant operation through Computational Fluid Dynamics

Co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industrial partners

Main tasks: Developing CFD for grate fired furnace and supervising PhD student

2015—Present

GAFT: On gasification for liquid bio-fuel production

Co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industrial partners

Main tasks: Developing CFD sub-model for non-spherical biomass particle and supervising PhD student

2014—Present

 

BioCarb+: Enabling the biocarbon value chain for energy

Co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industrial partners

Main tasks: Developing simulation tools based on stochastic reactor model for bio-carbon production; investigating reactivity of bio-carbon

2012—2017

CenBio: Bioenergy Innovation Centre

Co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industrial partners

Main tasks: Developing CFD tools for grate fired biomass furnace and fluidized-bed gasification; studying NOx formation during biomass combustion

2011—2015

GasBio: Gasification for Biofuels

Co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industrial partners

Main tasks: Assessing different multiphase flow software and codes; developing CFD tools for simulating biomass gasification; investigating gasification behavior and char reactivity with thermal gravimetric analyzer, drop tube reactor, flat flame burner, and laser diagnosis

Research Experience

2015.06—Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

2017.01—2017.03

Visiting Researcher , Division of Fluid Dynamics and the Division of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

2011.09—2015.04

PhD Research Fellow, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

2013.04—2013.07

Visiting Researcher, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, US

2008.09—2011.05

Research Assistant, School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University, China

2009.09—2009.12

Research Assistant, DTN Laboratory, ENSTA Bretagne, France

Professional skills (selected)

Software/code: OpenFOAM, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS ICEM CFD, Star-CD, MFiX, CHEMKIN,  LOGEsoft, and LabVIEW

Programming: C/C++, Python, Fortran, and Matlab

Characterization of biomass

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Li, Tian; Løvås, Terese. (2015) Gasification of Biomass for Second Generation Biofuel Production. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2015.

Others

  • Guo, Ning; Li, Tian; Løvås, Terese. (2017) Eulerian-Lagrangian Simulation of Non-Spherical Biomass Particles in Turbulent Flow. Sixteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion ; Orlando, Florida. 2017-04-03 - 2017-04-05.
  • Li, Tian. (2017) Biomass char V.S. coal char Who has higher reactivity?. 2nd Workshop on Measurement and Simulation of Coal and Biomass Conversion ; 2017-04-02 - 2017-04-02.
  • Li, Tian; Løvås, Terese. (2017) Eulerian–Lagrangian simulation of thermochemical degradation of thermally thick biomass particles. International Conference on Numerical Combustion ; 2017-04-03 - 2017-04-05.
  • Li, Tian; Ku, Xiaoke; Løvås, Terese. (2016) CFD simulation of industrial-sized biomass furnace. 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition ; 2016-06-06 - 2016-06-09.
  • Li, Tian; Løvås, Terese. (2016) Eulerian–Lagrangian simulation of thermochemical degradation of thermally thick biomass particles. The 36th International Symposium on Combustion . The Combustion Institute; Seoul. 2016-07-31 - 2016-08-25.
  • Weber, Kathrin; Li, Tian; Løvås, Terese; Seidel, Lars; Perlman, Cathleen; Mauss, Fabian. (2016) Stochastic reactor modelling for biomass pyrolysis. Pyro 2016 (21st International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis) ; Nancy, France. 2016-05-09 - 2016-05-12.
  • Li, Tian; Ku, Xiaoke; Løvås, Terese. (2015) Effect of structural changes on devolatilization of biomass under high-temperature condition. Nordic Flame Days 2015 ; 2015-10-06 - 2015-10-07.
  • Li, Tian; Geier, Manfred; Wang, Liang; Ku, Xiaoke; Güell, Berta Matas; Løvås, Terese; Shaddix, Christopher. (2014) Effect of torrefaction on physical properties and conversion behavior of high heating rate char of forest residue. The 35th International Symposium on Combustion ; San Francisco. 2014-08-03 - 2014-08-08.
  • Li, Tian; Ku, Xiaoke; Løvås, Terese. (2012) CFD modelling of soot formation in high-temperature lignocellulosic biomass entrained flow gasifier. 34th International Symposium on Combustion . The Combustion Institute; 2012-07-29 - 2012-08-03.