Research infrastructure ENREGAT – Energy Waste Recovery and Gas Treatment
Identification Number: LM2018098
Research infrastructure ENREGAT includes facilities and technological units of the Institute of Environmental Technology, VŠB-TU Ostrava focused on energy recovery of waste and off-gases treatment and cleaning.
ENREGAT represents a unique base for the implementation of comprehensive research in the area of material and energy recovery of waste by means of combustion, pyrolysis and anaerobic processes, as well as in the field of catalytic, sorption and photocatalytic cleaning of the resulting gases. In addition, ENREGAT also allows research in related areas, for example the resistance of refractory materials used in waste incineration, material utilization of slag and fly ash, possibilities of using pyrolysis products and analytical services.
The uniqueness of ENREGAT infrastructure lies in the ability to perform basic and applied research focused on several waste-to-energy technologies from the laboratory up to pilot plant scale for a wide range of waste and thus to assess the suitability of the technology for the selected type of waste. Additionally, it allows research on a number of technologies for the abatement of different gaseous pollutants (e.g. nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, organic substances) through laboratory tests up to pilot scale verification for waste incineration, which is available here.
In December 2018, the Czech government endorsed the including of ENREGAT to the Czech Roadmap of Large Infrastructures for Research, Development and Innovation. Thanks to the targeted support of large infrastructures by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, ENREGAT RI is available in open access mode for wide scientific community from the 2019 year.
The project is funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic by targeted support of large infrastructures.