School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
My current research focuses on the pyrolysis, gasification and combustion processes in top-lit up-draft cookstoves. This work is part of research being done on biomass burning cookstoves in The Humanitarian Technologies Research Group.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan Can read and understand spoken Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2014 Ruhr University Bochum Germany Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 2008 - 2011 Ruhr University Bochum Germany Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology and Resource Management
Year Citation 2018 Kirch, T., Birzer, C., van Eyk, P., & Medwell, P. (2018). Influence of primary and secondary air supply on gaseous emissions from a small-scale staged solid biomass fuel combustor. Energy and Fuels, 32(4), 4212-4220.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
2018 Kirch, T., Medwell, P., Birzer, C., & Van Eyk, P. (2018). Influences of fuel bed depth and air supply on small-scale batch-fed reverse downdraft biomass conversion. Energy and Fuels, 32(8), 8507-8518.
2018 Kirch, T., Birzer, C., Medwell, P., & Holden, L. (2018). The role of primary and secondary air on wood combustion in cookstoves. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 37(3), 268-277.
2016 Kirch, T., Birzer, C., & Medwell, P. (2016). Natural draft and forced primary air combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace. Biomass and Bioenergy, 91, 108-115.
DOI Scopus13 WoS10
Year Citation 2018 Kirch, T., Evans, M., Medwell, P., Rapp, V., Birzer, C., & Gadgil, A. (2018). Mixing uniformity of emissions for point-wise measurements in exhaust ducts. In 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. Adelaide. 2015 Kirch, T., Medwell, P., & Birzer, C. (2015). Assessment of natural draft combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace. In Proceedings of Australian Combustion Symposium (pp. 384-387). Melbourne.
- DAAD, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (11 month)
- Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (up to 30 month)
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