Professor Andreas Hornung CEng FIChemE FRSC

Professor Andreas Hornung

School of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Bioenergy

Contact details

Telephone
+49 9661 908 408
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+49 9661 908 401
Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Professor Andreas Hornung has been appointed for the chair in Bioenergy. 

Andreas Hornung holds 19 patents and has published more than 150 scientific publications to date. His institutes employed in 2014 about 120 staff members and are doing applied research in various sustainable topics.

The main strategic topic of Hornung’s work today is the development of decentralized power providing units combined with pyrolysis, gasification and digestion units – called the Biobattery.

Qualifications

  •  Contract Professorship, University of Bologna, Italy (01/2014 -)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT; Director of the institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany (01/2013 -)
  • TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Graduate research assistant leading to the Dr. rer. nat., 1997
  • TH Darmstadt, Germany
    Graduate research assistant leading to the Dipl.-Ing., Engineer in Chemistry, 1991
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Green Leader of the West Midlands

Biography

Professor Andreas Hornung (CEng FIChemE FRSC) did his studies at the TU Darmstadt in Germany where he graduated as Engineer in Chemistry in 1991, he did his PhD at the TU Kaiserslautern in Germany. From 2000 to 2002 Hornung was working for companies in Austria and Italy for the development of the first prototypes. Such units have been used from 2002 on at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he worked until 2007 as head of the pyrolysis and gas treatment division. In 2007 he took over the chair in chemical engineering and applied chemistry at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. 2008 he founded the European Bioenergy Research Institute EBRI which he was leading as Director until end of 2013. Beginning of 2013 he became the director of the Institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg of Fraunhofer UMSICHT. Andreas is a member of the board of the International Biochar Initiative IBI and holds a Contract Professorship at the University of Bologna.

Research

In a biogas scenario, a Biobattery installation seeks to use peaks in energy supply to add to the energy output from a biogas installation and enable the thermochemical transformation of the more recalcitrant lignin based components of digestion feedstocks. The use of digestate solids as feedstock for intermediate pyrolysis means that the amount of digestate for application to land is reduced to the liquid fraction. This is desirable where there is an oversupply of nitrogenous materials for application to land such as in areas of intensive livestock production, since digestates can be a source of both greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen losses to water bodies. Hence, the Biobattery not only adds to the flexibility of energy supply and storage, it also increases the energy and financial gain achieved from existing biogas infrastructure, while reducing their environmental impact.

The Biobattery concept aims to deliver local integrated system solutions, to capture peaks in available power from solar and wind sources and converting and storing this power over periods of varying durations (minutes to days), thereby enabling the delivery of on-demand power compensation. The Biobattery concept uses a pool of renewable energy technologies, i.e. high and low temperature thermal storage systems, thermochemical biomass processes, e.g. intermediate pyrolysis and gasification, thereby delivering solid, liquid and gaseous energy products which can be stored and used to produce either energy on an on-demand basis, or sold as products for other use. 

Research interests

  • Development of pyrolysis reactors
  • Understanding of pyrolysis processes from micro scale to technical application 
  • Catalytic treatment of pyrolysis gases 
  • Combined pyrolysis/gasification
  • Numerical simulation of thermo-chemical processes
  • Design and operation of micro, lab, pilot and technical scale pyrolysis plants, pyrolysis/gasification/CHP
  • Thermal degradation of polymers, electronic scrap and biomass
  • Separation of high value fractions from biomass – activated carbon, premium fuels
  • Catalytic and sorptive gas treatment for pyrolysis gases and gases from gasifiers
  • The Biobattery - Thermo Catalytic Reforming TCR®

Other activities

  • Member of the board of the International Biochar Initiative IBI, 2013-
  • Received the British national Climate Week Awards at the breakthrough category, 2013
  • Chartered engineer in Britain and became Green Leader of the West Midlands, 2012-
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (England), a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, 2010-

Publications

International Journals (Polymers 21, Biomass 24)

 

  1. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, S. Teepe, J. Weichmann: „Investigation of the kinetics of thermal degradation of commodity plastics“, Combustion Science and Technology 116/117 (1996) 129.
  2. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Stepwise pyrolysis for raw material recovery from plastic waste“, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 46 (1998) 1-13.
  3. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, P. Jakobströer: „New mechanistic aspects of the dehydrochlorination of PVC – Application of dehydrochorination on plastic mixtures and electronic scrap“, Combustion, Science and Technology, 134 (1998) 7-30.
  4. U. Hornung, A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn: „Investigation of thermal degradation of solids in an isothermal, gradient free reactor“, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 21 (1998) 332.
  5. A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, U. Hornung: „A circulated-spheres reactor for the conversion of viscous media“, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 21 (1998) 723.
  6. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Stepwise pyrolysis for recycling of plastic mixtures", Macromolecula Symposia, 135 (1998) 35-41.
  7. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Gasification of Polystyrene as Initial Step in Incineration, Fires or Smoldering of Plastics“, 27th Symposium (Inter-national) on Combustion, p. 1343-1349, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, 1998.
  8. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Mechanisms and kinetics of thermal Decomposition of plastics from isothermal and dynamic measurements“, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 50 (1999) 77-101.
  9. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, D. Schawaller: „Kinetic study on the thermal degradation of polypropylene and polyethylene“, Journal of Applied an Analytical Pyrolysis, 48 (1999) 93-109.
  10. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, P. Jakobströer, M. Kraus: „Dehydrochlorination of plastic mixtures“, Journal of Applied and Analytical Pyrolysis, 49 (1999) 97-106.
  11. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, P. Jakobströer: „Modeling of isothermal and dynamic pyrolysis of plastics considering non-homogeneous temperature distribution and detailed degradation mechanism“, Journal of Applied and Analytical Pyrolysis, 49 (1999) 53-74.
  12. H. Bockhorn, J. Hentschel, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Environmental engineering: Stepwise pyrolysis of plastic waste“, Chemical Engineering Science, 54 (1999) 3043-3051.
  13. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, P. Jakobströer, M. Wulkow: „Modeling of thermal degradation of polymers“, in: „Scientific Computing in Chemical Engieneering II“, S. 192, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999.
  14. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, J. Weichmann: „Kinetic study on the non-catalyzed and catalyzed degradation of polyamide 6 with isothermal and dynamic methods“, Thermo Chimica Acta, 337 (1999) 97-110.
  15. H. Bockhorn, S. Donner, M. Gernsbeck, A. Hornung, U. Hornung: „Pyrolysis of Polyamide 6 under catalytic conditions and its application to reutilization of carpets“, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 58-59 (2001) 79-94.
  16. HORNUNG, A.; BALABANOVICH, A.I.; DONNER, S.; SEIFERT, H. Detoxification of brominated pyrolysis oils. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 70(2003) S.723-33.
  17. BALABANOVICH, A.I.; HORNUNG, A.; MERZ, D.; SEIFERT, H. The effect of a curing agent on the thermal degradation of fire retardant brominated epoxy resins. Polymer degradation and Stability, 85(2004) S.713-23.
  18. LUDA, M.P.; BALABANOVICH, A.I.; HORNUNG, A.; CAMINO, G. Thermal degradation of a brominated bisphenol A derivative. 2nd Internat.Symp.on Feedstock Recycling of Plastics and Other Innovative Plastics Recycling, Ostende, B, September 8-11, 2002 Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 14(2004) S.741-48.
  19. Balabanovich, A.I.; Hornung, A.; Luda, M.P.; Koch, W.; Tumiatti, V. Pyrolysis study of halogen-containing aromatics reflecting reactions with polypropylene in a posttreatment decontamination process. Environ-mental Science and Technology, 39(2005) S.5469-74.
  20. Hornung, A.; Donner, S.; Balabanovich, A.; Seifert, H. Polypropylene as a reductive agent for dehalo-genation of brominated organic compounds. Journal of Cleaner Production, 13(2005) S.525-30.
  21. Leibold, H.; Hornung, A.; Seifert, H. HTHP syngas cleaning concept of two stage biomass gasification for FT synthesis. Kanaoka, C. [Hrsg.] Advanced Gas Cleaning Technology : Proc.of the 6th Internat. Symp.on Gas Cleaning at High Temperatures, Osaka, J, October 20-22, 2005 Tokyo : Jugei Shobo, 2005 S.431-38 ISBN 4-915245-61-6.
  22. Hornung, A.; Seifert, H. Rotary kiln pyrolysis of polymers containing heteroatoms. Scheirs, J. [Hrsg.] Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics : Converting Waste Plastics into Diesel and Other Fuels Chichester : Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2006 S.549-67 (Wiley Series in Polymer Science) ISBN 0-470-02152-7.
  23. E.Schröder, K. Thomauske, C. Weber, A. Hornung, V. Tumiatti. Experiments on the generation of activated carbon from biomass, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 79 (2007), S. 106-111.
  24. Leibold, H; Hornung, A; Seifert, H HTHP syngas cleaning concept of two stage biomass gasification for FT synthesis  Conference Information: 6th International Symposium on Gas Cleaning at High Temperature, OCT 20-22, 2005 Osaka JAPAN POWDER TECHNOLOGY 180 ,1-2 , 265-270, 2008. 
  25. U. Hornung, D. Schneider, A. Hornung, V. Tumiatti, H. Seifert, Sequential Pyrolysis and Catalytic Low Temperature Reforming of Wheat Straw, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 85 (2009) 145-150.
  26. A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher,  Intermediate Pyrolysis: A Sustainable Biomass-to-Energy Concept, IIT Delhi Seminar “Enhanced biomass production and energy conversion for use in water-scarce areas of India”, September 2010. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 664-667, 2011.
  27. Z. Mayer, A. Hornung, Nitrogen Cycle of Effluent-irrigated Energy Crop Plantations, IIT Delhi Seminar “Enhanced biomass production and energy conversion for use in water-scarce areas of India”, September 2010. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 675-682, 2011.
  28. K. Kebelmann, A. Hornung The effect of the particle size of Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck (CCAP211/11B ) biochar derived from intermediate pyrolysis on the elution of nutrients during Soxhlet extraction, Bioten Conference Birmingham, September 2010. ISBN 978-1-872691-54-1.
  29. A. Hornung Biothermal Valorisation of Biomass – The BtVB Process, Bioten Conference Birmingham, September 2010. ISBN 978-1-872691-54-1.
  30. E.Schroeder, K. Thomauske, B. Oechsler, S. Herberger, S. Baur, A. Hornung Activated Carbon from Waste Biomass, Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Production, 333-356, 2011.
  31. Z. Mayer, A. Apfelbacher, A. Hornung Nitrogen cycle of effluent-irrigated energy crop plantations: from wastewater treatment to thermo-chemical conversion processes, Journal of scientific and industrial research, 70, 8, p. 675-682, 2011
  32. Z. Mayer, A. Apfelbacher, A. Hornung, Effect of sample preparation on the thermal degradation of metal-added biomass Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis 2012 94, p. 170-176. 7 p. 
  33. A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, S. Sagi,  Intermediate pyrolysis: a sustainable biomass-to-energy concept-biothermal valorisation of biomass (BtVB) process, Journal of scientific and industrial research 2011 70, 8, p. 664-667. 4 p. 
  34. J. Samanya, A. Hornung, M. Jones, P. Vale, Thermal stability of sewage sludgepyrolysis oil. International journal of renewable energy research, 2011, Vol.1, Issue 3, pp. 175
  35. A.K. Hossain ,M. Ouadi, S.U. Siddiqui,Y. Yang, J. Brammer, A. Hornung, M. Kay, P.A. Davies, Experimental investigation of performance, emission and combustion characteristics of an indirect injection multi-cylinder CI engine fuelled by blends of de-inking sludge pyrolysis oil with biodiesel, Fuel online, Mai 2012
  36. M. Quadi, M. Kay, J. Brammer, A. Hornung, Waste to Power, Tappi Journal 11, 2, P 55-64, 2012.
  37. F. Ferella, J. Stoehr, I.D. Michelis, A. Hornung, Zirconia and alumina based catalysts for steam reforming of naphthalene, Fuel 105, p. 614-629, 2012.
  38. J. Samanya, A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, P. Vale,  The characteristics of the upper phase of bio-oil obtained from co-pyrolysis of sewage sludge with wood, rapeseed and straw. Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis, 2012 Vol. 94, pp. 120-125. 
  39. K. Kebelmann, A. Hornung, G. Griffiths, U. Karsten, Intermediate pyrolysis and product identification by TGA and Py-GC/MS of green microalgae and their extracted protein and lipid components, Biomass and Bioenergy,  49, p 38-48, 2013.
  40. Z. Mayer, A. Apfelbacher, A. Hornung, A comparative study on the pyrolysis of metal- and ash-enriched wood and the combustion properties of the gained char, Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis 96, 196-202, 2012.
  41. Z. A. Mayer, Y. Eltom, D. Stennett, E. Schröder, A. Apfelbacher and A. Hornung: Characterisation of Engineered Biochar for Soil Management. (Submitted to the Journal of Envir. Prog. & Sustainable Energy, 
  42. Hossain, A. K. , Ouadi, M. , Siddiqui, S. U. , Yang, Y. , Brammer, J. , Hornung, A. , Kay, M. & Davies, P. A., Experimental investigation of performance, emission and combustion characteristics of an indirect injection multi-cylinder CI engine fuelled by blends of de-inking sludge pyrolysis oil with biodiesel, Fuel. 105, p. 135–142. 2013. 
  43. Mahmood, A. S. N., Brammer, J. G., Hornung, A., Steele, A. & Poulston, S. Sep 2013 The intermediate pyrolysis and catalytic steam reforming of Brewers spent grain,  Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis. 103, N/A, p. 328-342.
  44. Ouadi, M., Brammer, J. G., Yang, Y., Hornung, A. & Kay, M. Jul 2013, The intermediate pyrolysis of de-inking sludge to produce a sustainable liquid fuel Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis. 102, p. 24-32.
  45. KEBELMANN, K., HORNUNG, A., KARSTEN, U. & GRIFFITHS, G. (2013) Thermo-chemical behaviour and chemical product formation from Polar seaweeds during intermediate pyrolysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 104, 131–138.

 

Proceedings, books and seminars (Polymers 60, biomass 45)

 

  1. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung: „Investigation of the aging of soot particles in premixed acetylene-oxygen flames by TG-MS-analysis”, Joint Meeting of the French, Italian and Swedish Sections of the Combustion Institute, p. VII-2 Naples, 1992.
  2. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, S. Teepe, J. Weichmann: “Gasification of Plastics”, Combustion Meeting 1995, S. A-2, The Italian Section of the Combustion Institute, Naples, 1995.
  3. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, S. Teepe, J. Weichmann: “Determination of reaction rates of thermal decomposition of commodity plastics by different methods”, Joint Meeting of the French and German Section of the Combustion Institute, P 72, Mülhausen, 1995.
  4. A. Hornung, U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn: “Staged pyrolysis for the chemical separation of plastic mixtures“, DECHEMA annual meeting 1995, Wiesbaden.
  5. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung U. Hornung, J. Weichmann: „Investigation of the catalytic and non catalytic conversion of polyamide 6“, DECHEMA Jahrestagung 1999, Wiesbaden.
  6. H. Bockhorn, E. Dinjus, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, A. Konrad, M. Müller-Hagedorn: „Investigation on transport and reaction processes in CO2-Polymer systems under supercritical conditions “, DECHEMA Jahrestagung 1999, Wiesbaden.
  7. H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, U. Hornung, S. Löchner: „Pyrolysis of polystyrene as initial step in incineration, fires or smoldering of plastics: investigation of the liquid phase“, 28th Symposium (International) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, 2000.
  8. A. Hornung, U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, M. Müller-Hagedorn, L. Krebs, B. Peters, U. Müller: „Investigation of the kinetics of thermal degradation of hardwood studied by isothermal and dynamic methods“,  ECCE, Nürnberg 2000.
  9. A. Hornung, U. Hornung, W. Koch, H. Bockhorn: „Stepwise gasification and pyrolysis of plastic waste as a thermal treatment of halogens containing material“, International Conference on Incineration Thermal Treatment Technologies, May 2001.
  10. M.P. Luda, G. Camino, A. Balabanovich, A. Hornung: „Scavenging of halogen in recycling of halogen based polymer materials“, 7th European conference on advanced materials and processes, Rimini, June 2001.
  11. A. Hornung, M. Müller-Hagedorn, U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn. Determinatino of integral diffusion coefficients of CO2 in PVC up to 20 MPa. New methods in polymer analytics, Mainz, 02.04.2001, 2001
  12. A. Hornung, W. Koch, J. Schöner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, H. Bockhorn: „Haloclean – Treatment of Electronic Scrap“, 21th International Seminarie Het Beheer von Afvalstoffen, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 2001.
  13. J. Schöner, A. Hornung, H. Seifert, H. Bockhorn: „Vorbehandlung von halogen- und stickstoffhaltigen Abfällen zur Verringerung der Schadstoffemission – Pyrolytische Behandlung von Elektroschrott“, Cosi-Seminar (Combustion Control and Simulation), Stuttgart, Jan. 2002.
  14. A. Hornung, W. Koch, J. Schöner, V. Tumiatti, H. Seifert, H. Bockhorn: „Halocleanconversion – thermo chemical recycling of WEEE for industrial applications“, GVC gas cleaning and high temperature  technology, Karlsruhe, Feb. 2002.
  15. A. Hornung, W. Koch, J. Schöner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, H. Bockhorn: „Environmental Engineering – Recycling of WEEE“, International Congress on the Process Industries, Mexico City, Mexico, March 2002.
  16. A. Hornung, J. Schöner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert: „Treatment of residues form residues of the pyrolytic treatment of electronic scrap“, GVC-VDI, Düsseldorf, Mai 2002.
  17. A. Hornung, W. Koch, J. Schöner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti: „Environmental Engineering – Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)“, International Conference on Incineration Thermal Treatment Technologies, New Orleans, May 2002.
  18. A. Hornung: „Treatment of contaminated plastics – Project Haloclean II“, Symposium: Perspektives in recycling of plastics from used electronic appliances, Ministry for environment and trafic  Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Juni 2002.
  19. A. Hornung, J. Schöner, A. Balabanovich, S. Donner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert: „Recycling Material and Energy Recovery – Recovery of Precious Metals from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)“, Modest Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June/July 2002.
  20. A. Hornung, W. Koch, J. Schöner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert: „Stepwise Pyrolysis of Electronic Scrap“, TMS Fall 20002 Extraction and Processing Division Meeting on Recycling and Waste Treatment in Mineral and Metal Processing: Technical and Economic Aspects, Lulea, Sweden, June 2002.
  21. A. Hornung, J. Schöner, A. Balabanovich, S. Donner, J. Furrer, H. Seifert: „Waste Minimisation – Recycling of Waste Electrical Equipment“, Pres 2002, 5th Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction , Prague, Czech Republik, August 2002.
  22. A.I. Balabanovich, A. Hornung, M.P. Luda, G. Camino: „Liquid-Phase Cracking of Mixture of Brominated Flame Retardant and Epoxy Resin“, The 2nd International Symposium on Feedstock Recycling of Plastics other Innovative Plastics Recycling Techniques, Ostende, Belgium, Sept. 2002.
  23. A. Hornung: „Thermal Treatment of WEEE“, Seminar on „Energy and Recovered Materials from Waste“, Helsinki Universitiy of Technology, Finland, Sept. 2002.
  24. HORNUNG, A.; SCHÖNER, J.; FURRER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Treatment of residues from pyrolysis of electronic scrap: GVC-VDI-Gesschaft, Düsseldorf, 6. Mai 2002.
  25. Hornung, A.; Koch, W.; Schöner, J.; Tumiatti, V.; Seifert, H.; Bockhorn, H. Halocleanconversion - thermo chemical recycling of WEEE, GVC-gas treatment and high temperature technology, Karlsruhe, 25.-27. Februar 2002.
  26. Hornung, A. Polymer and plastics (waste) combustion. Post Graduate Course 'Energy and Recovered Materials from Waste', Helsinki, September 2-4, 2002. 
  27. Hornung, A.; Schöner, J.; Balabanovich, A.; Donner, S.; Furrer, J.; Seifert, H. Recycling material and energy recovery. Recovery of precious metals from waste electrical and electronical equipment (WEEE). 2nd Internat.Conf.on Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilisation (MoDeSt 2002), Budapest, H, June 30 - July 4, 2002 .
  28. Hornung, A.; Koch, W.; Schöner, J.; Furrer, J.; Seifert, H. Stepwise pyrolysis of electronic scrap. TMS Fall 2002 Extraction and Processing Division Meeting on Recycling and Waste Treatment in Mineral and Metal Processing: Technical and Economic Aspects, Lulea, S, June 16-20, 2002.
  29. Hornung, A. Thermal treatment of waste. Electrical and electronic equipment - conditioning of residues. Post Graduate Course 'Energy and Recovered Materials from Waste', Helsinki, September 2-4, 2002.
  30. Hornung, A. Thermal treatment of waste. Electrical and electronic equipment - conditioning of fluids and gases. Post Graduate Course 'Energy and Recovered Materials from Waste', Helsinki, September 2-4, 2002.
  31. Hornung, A. Thermal treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Fundamentals. Post Graduate Course 'Energy and Recovered Materials from Waste', Helsinki, September 2-4, 2002.
  32. Hornung, A.; Schöner, J.; Balabanovich, A.; Donner, S.; Furrer, J.; Seifert, H. Waste minimisation - recycling of waste electrical and elctronical equipment (WEEE). 5th Conf.on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, Praha, CZ, August 25-29, 2002.
  33. HORNUNG, A.; DONNER, S.; BALABANOVICH, A.; SEIFERT, H. Dehalogenation of electronic waste and corresponding pyrolysis residues. 22nd Internat. Conf.on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3), Orlando, Fla., May 12-16, 2003 Proc.on CD-ROM College Park, Md. : University of Maryland, 2003. 
  34. HORNUNG, A.; KOCH, W.; DONNER, S.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Dehalogenation of  brominated Pyrolysis oils by means of catalysts, Scavengers or Polypropylen.  12. Polymer and Recycling Kolloquium, Krefeld, 18.-19.September 2003. 
  35. HORNUNG, A.; DONNER, S.; KOCH, W.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Electronic waste recycling by staged pyrolysis. Achema 2003 : 27.Internat.Kongress für Chemische Technik, Umweltschutz und Biotechnologie, Frankfurt, 19.-24.Mai 2003. 
  36. HORNUNG, A.; DONNER, S.; KOCH, W.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Electronic waste recycling by staged pyrolysis. Waste treatment (GVC/ Dechema) and energy process technology (GVC), Würzburg, 7.-9.April 2003 
  37. HORNUNG, A.; KOCH, W.; SEIFERT, H. Haloclean and PYDRA - a dual staged pyrolysis plant for the recycling waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE). Metals and Energy Recovery : Internat.Symp.in Northern Sweden, Skelleftea, Sweden, June 25-26, 2003 
  38. HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H. Haloclean - processing of waste from electrical and electronic equipment. From pilot scale to industrial application. IdentiPlast 2003 : Identify the Opportunities of Plastics Recycling, Bruxelles, B, April 28-29, 2003. 
  39. HORNUNG, A.; DONNER, S.; KOCH, W.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Haloclean/Pydra - thermal-chemical recycling of WEEE. Workshop Environmentally Clean Technologies for Sustainable Production and Consumption, Vancouver, CDN, August 27-29, 2003.
  40. HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H. Pyrolyse of Elektronic scrap. VDI-Wissensforum Seminar 'Energetic usage of waste', Oberhausen, 26.- 27.Juni 2003.
  41. HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H.; TUMIATTI, V. Waste management and recycling of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic end of life equipment). Workshop on Recycling of Polymeric Materials, Karlsruhe, July 3-4, 2003.
  42. KOCH, W. Hornung, A. Pyrolysis of electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) in a haloclean rotary kiln system. 53rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conf., Hamilton, CDN, October 26-29, 2003.
  43. SCHÖNER, J.; HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H.; BOCKHORN, H. Pyrolytic treatment of electronic scrap - Haloclean. COSI - Combustion Simulation and Control : 17.TECFLAM-Seminar, Stuttgart, 2. Dezember 2003.
  44. HORNUNG, U.; RICHTER, F.; KREBS, L.; HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H. Fundamental studies on gasification of biomass and coke. Science in Thermal and Chemical Biomass Conversion, Vancouver Island, CDN, August 30 - September 2, 2004.
  45. STÖHR, J.; HORNUNG, A.; APFELBACHER, A.; SEIFERT, H.  Minimization of toxic compounds in synthetic gases from pressurized gasification of biomass.  2nd World Conf.and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection, Roma, I, May 10-14, 2004.
  46. HORNUNG, A; KOCH, W.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H.; Recycling of electronic scrap by means of staged pyrolysis. Waste days Baden-Württemberg 2004, Stuttgart 22-23.9.04.
  47. Hornung, A.; Schöner, J.; Koch, W.; Seifert, H.; Tumiatti, V., Waste Management and Recycling of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), ASEM Workshop on EU/ASIA S6T Cooperation on Clean Technologies, Hanoi, Vietnam 2004.
  48. Apfelbacher, A.; Hornung, A.; Lenzi, F.; Seifert, H. Charakterisation of the products of the pyrolysis of biomass. VDI-GVC-Fachausschusses Hochtemperaturtechnik, Düsseldorf, 14.-15.Februar 2005.
  49. Hornung, A.; Apfelbacher, A.; Koch, W.; Seifert, H. Thermo-chemical conversion of straw. Haloclean: a performance enhanced low temperature pyrolysis. 5th Internat.Congress Valorisation and Recycling of Industrial Waste (VARIREI 2005), L'Aquila, I, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  50. Hornung, A.; Apfelbacher, A.; Seifert, H. Thermo-chemical conversion of straw - haloclean, an optimised low temperature pyrolysis. 14th European Biomass Conf.and Exhibition, Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection, Paris, F, October 17-21, 2005.
  51. Leibold, H.; Hornung, A.; Seifert, H. HT syngas cleaning concept for FT synthesis.
    5th Internat.Congress Valorisation and Recycling of Industrial Waste (VARIREI 2005), L'Aquila, I, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  52. E. Schröder, K. Thomauskae, E. Schramm, A. Hornung, L. Krebs. Activated charcoal from waste biomass. 14th European Biomass Conf.and Exhibition, Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection, Paris, F, October 17-21, 2005.
  53. Stöhr, J.; Hornung, A.; Seifert, H. Deactivation and regeneration of catalysts used for steam reforming of tars. 5th Internat.Congress Valorisation and Recycling of Industrial Waste (VARIREI 2005), L'Aquila, I, June 28 - July 1, 2005.
  54. A. Hornung, J. Schöner, W. Koch, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, Recycling of WEEE by a combinded process of pyrolysis and copper-smelter-treatment, Pyrolysis 2006, Budapest, 2006.
  55. E. Schröder, K. Thomauskae, C. Weber, A. Hornung, V. Tumiatti. Experiments on the generation of activated carbon from biomass. Pyrolysis 2006, Budapest, 2006.
  56. A. Hornung, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, Performance enhanced low temperature pyrolysis of straw – the Haloclean pyrolysis, “MoDeSt” 2006, San Sebastian, Spain 2006.
  57. A. Hornung, J. Schöner, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, H.-J. Sander, „Future of raw material recycling of problematic plastics??“ Waste days 2006 – Baden-Württemberg, Ressources-management – central element for entrepreneurial and public action, S. 129-133, Stuttgart, 2006.
  58. A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, F. Richter, J. Schöner, H. Leibold, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, F. Lenzi, P. Franchi, Thermo-chemical conversion of straw – Haloclean – Intermediate Pyrolysis, Pyrolysis 2006,  Budapest.
  59. H. Seifert, A. Hornung, F. Richter, J. Schöner, A. Apfelbacher, V. Tumiatti, Pyrolysis of wastes and biomass, Kasseler Abfalltage 2007. 
  60. A. Hornung, H. Seifert,  SIDAF, 6. Sächsische Abfalltage, Haloclean – A multi fuel concept for the energetic recycling of biomass and the electronic scrap, Freiberg 2007. 
  61. J. Stöhr, A. Hornung, H. Seifert, Improvements of catalysts used for steam reforming of tars, to be presented at Varirei, L’Aquila, June 2007.
  62. A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, F. Richter, H. Seifert, V. Tumiatti, Electrification of pyrolysis products from biomass, to be presented at Varirei, L’Aquila, June 2007.
  63. Hornung, A; Richter, F; Schoener, J; Apfelbacher, A; Hornung, U.  et al. Combined pyrolysis/heat and power – Intermediate pyrolysis of rape seed, South African National Energy Research Institute, 5.12-6.12.07, Stellenbosch, Südafrika, 2007.
  64. A. Hornung, S. Sagi, A. Marongiu, H. Seifert: Evaluation of the formal kinetic parameters and degradation mechanisms for the pyrolysis of lignin by thermogravimetry mass-spectrometry, Proc. International. Conf. 16th European. Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Spain, 2008.
  65. A. Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, Haloclean® - Intermediate pyrolysis – Power generation from rape, Proc. International. Conf. 16th European. Biomass Conference. and Exhibition, Spain, 2008. 
  66. A. Hornung, Fast, intermediate or slow pyrolysis for fuel production, power generation from various biomasses or as pre-conditioning unit for gasifiers, 18th Int. Symp. on Analytical and App. Pyrolysis, Lanzarote, Spain 2008.
  67. Hornung, A; Schneider, D; Hornung, A; Tumiatti, V; Seifert, H; Sequential pyrolysis and catalytic low temperature reforming of wheat straw, Pyrolysis 2008, Lanzarote, May 2008.
  68. E. Schroeder, K. Thomauske, B. Oechsler, T. Lang, S. Herberger, T. Felleisen, A. Hornung, V. Tumiatti, A technical application for the production of activated carbon from waste biomass, 18th Internat. Symp. On Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Costa Teguise, Espana, May 18-23, 2008.
  69. A. Hornung, High integrative, CO2 negative, high efficient power generation from ash rich biomass in power plants of 10 MW and coupled production of algae based bio oils as well as black earth (dark soil) avoiding effluents at Hainhaus/Odenwald – “ICONE Power nach dem BtVB Prozess, Bioenta Reichelsheim, Germany, September 2008.
  70. A. Hornung, Biochar from intermediate pyrolysis as by-product from power generation or from pre-conditioning for gasification of different ash rich biomasses Biochar, Sustainability and Security in a Changing Climate, 2008, Conf. Of the International Biochar Initiative, Newcastle, GB, September 8-10 2008.
  71. E. Schröder, K. Thomauske, B. Oechsler, T. Land, S. Herberger, A. Hornung, V. Tumiatti, Waste biomass as a source for activated carbon production. Biochar, Sustainabilitz and Security in a Changing Climate, 2008, Conf. Of the International Biochar Initiative, Newcastle, GB, September 8-10 2008.
  72. A. Hornung, S. Sagi, H. Seifert, Determination of the formal kinetic parameters and study of degradation mechanisms of the lignin (Granit) pyrolysis by thermogravimetry mass-spectrometry Proc. International. Conf. 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, 2009.
  73. A. Hornung, S. Sagi, H. Seifert, Determination of the formal kinetic parameters and study of degradation mechanisms of the lignin (Granit) pyrolysis by thermogravimetry mass-spectrometry Proc. International. Conf. 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, 2009. A. Hornung, Bio-thermal Valorisation of Biomass: The BtVB Process at Hainhaus/Odenwald, Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel, November, Munich, AOCS, 2009.
  74. H. Leibold, R. Mai, J. Sitzmann, A. Hornung, Y. Solantausta, H. Seifert. High temperature filtration of pyrolysis gases from biogenic feedstocks. International Conf. and Exhibition for Filtration and Separation Technology, Wiesbaden, October 13-15, 2009.
  75. A. Hornung, “Bioenergy for Megacities – Birmingham 2026” MEBC, December 2009 MEBC Invited Lecture
  76. A. Hornung, Seminar on biomass pyrolysis, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Jan 2010. Invited lecture
  77. A. Hornung “Carbon negative power generation” – Invited Lecture, Ropar, India, April 2010.
  78. A. Hornung, Ch. Kornmayer – 4th International Conference on Application of Biomass, Stuttgart Feb. 2010.
  79. A. Hornung “Innovating new generation: biomass” 2nd Energy Talent Consortium - ETC, Aston University, July 2010.
  80. A. Hornung “Hydrogen from Biomass” Birmingham University July 2010 Invited lecture.
  81. A. Hornung CEAC/EBRI – Bioenergy Keele University March 2010 Invited lecture.
  82. A. Hornung “Biochar – Planuntskonzept Hainhaus/Odw.” Pyrolyse, HTC, Biochar & Co, Hoechst/Odw. March 2010 Invited lecture.
  83. K. Kebelmann, A. Hornung, Interdmediate pyrolysis for power generation from biomass and the utilization of bichar as a fertlizier, IBI,  Rio de Janeiro, September 2010.
  84. A. Hornung “Biochar – stabilizing world climate”, in  “The new Optimist” – Scientists view tomorrow’s world & what it means to us, ISBN 978/1/1907843-00-6, Linus Publishing, Birmingham, 2010, P. 81.
  85. A. Sattar, W. Bujalski, J. Wood, K. Kendall, A. Hornung, Hydrogen and Synthesis Gas Production from Biomass And the Related Gas Clean Up, NEC conference, Birmingham, March, 2011.
  86. A. Hornung Biomass Seminar, Süleymann Demirel University, Ispara, Turkey March, 2011.
  87. A. Hornung. “Biomass Pyrolysis” in Robert Meyers (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer Verlag, forthcoming.
  88. N.Phusunti, A. Hornung Pyrolytic characteristics of Chlorella Vulgaris and bio-oil production by pilot scale intermediate pyrolysis, Proc. 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Berlin, 2011.
  89. J. Samanya, A. Hornung, M. Jones, P. Vale Thermal stability of sewage sludge pyrolysis oil, 19th Europ. Biomass Conf. and Exhib., Berlin, 2011.
  90. A. Hornung, Hydrogen from waste biomass, NEC conference, Birmingham 2011.
  91. Z.A. Mayer, A. Apfelbacher, A. Hornung, Energy Crops and Vegetation Filters in the Global Nitrogen Cycle in B.R. Singh (Ed.) Global Warming (Book chapter under review) ISBN 979-953-307-820-4
  92. A. Hornung S. Sudhakar Decentralised off-grid electricity generation in India using intermediate pyrolysis of residue straws, World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, USA,  2012.
  93. M. Ouadi, J. Brammer, A. Hornung, The intermediate pyrolysis of de-inking sludge to obtain a sustainable liquid fuel, 19th Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Pyrolysis Conference, Linz 2012.
  94. A.S.N. Mahmood, J.G. Brammer, A. Hornung, A. Steele, S. Poulston, The intermediate pyrolysis and catalytic reforming of brewers spent grain, 19th Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Pyrolysis Conference, Linz 2012, Pyrolysis Conference Linz 2012.
  95. S. Sagi,  A. Hornung,  A. R. Patel ,  A. Apfelbacher, H. Singh , R.F. Berry, Conversion of agricultural residues via intermediate pyrolysis/CHP with combined biochar application for rural India, 19th Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Pyrolysis Conference, Linz 2012,  Pyrolysis Conference Linz 2012. 
  96. Y. Yang, J. Brammer, A. Hornung, The Characteristics of Intermediate Pyrolysis Oil Derived from Sewage Sludge in Blends with Biodiesel for Use in Diesel Engines, 19th Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Pyrolysis Conference, Linz 2012, Pyrolysis Conference Linz 2012.
  97. M. Ouadi, J. Brammer, A. Hornung, The thermal conversion of paper industry wastes and engine testing of derived pyrolysis oils for sustainable CHP generation, 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Milan, Italy 2012.
  98. Y. Yang, J. Brammer, J. Samanya, A. Hornung, Thermally efficiency and exhaust emissions of a stationary diesel fuelled with a biodiesel-intermediate pyrolysis oil blend, 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Milan, Italy 2012.
  99. A. Hornung S. Sagi Conversion of Residue Straws Using Intermediate Pyrolysis for Decentralised Off-Grid Electricity Generation in India, 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Milan 2012.
  100. S. Sagi, A.Hornung, A. Apfelbacher, R.F. Berry, A. R. Patel, H. Singh, Decentralised off-grid electricity generation in India using intermediate pyrolysis of residue straws, WREF 2012, Vol 6, p. 4497-4502, 2012.
  101. A. Hornung, "Biomass Pyrolysis". In Robert A. Meyers (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer Verlag. Volume 3, pp. 1517—1531, 2012.
  102. A. Hornung, ‘Intermediate pyrolysis of biomass’. In: Rosendahl, L. ed. Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 2013.
  103. Franke, M., Weger, A., Hornung, A, Hydrogen Concentration in Biogas as an On-Line Control Parameter for the Automated Operation of Anaerobic Digesters, 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EU B&C 2013, June 3-7.2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, 621- 625, 2012.
  104. Weger, A., Jung, R., Franke, M., Hornung, A., Energy efficient biogas upgrading by anaerobic hydrolysis, 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EU B&C 2013, June 3-7.2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1331-1335, 2013.
  105. M. Franke, S. Binder, A. Hornung Energetische Verwertung der Rückstände aus Biogasanlagen und Kompostierwerken zur Gestehung von Strom, Wärme und Biokohle in Energie aus Abfall, Band 11, p. 835 – 844. TK Verlag, 2014.

 

German Journals (combustion 2, polymers 15 , biomass 5 )

 

  1. H. Bockhorn, F. Fetting, A. Hornung, C. Reh: “Investigation on the ageing of soot particles in flames by means of TG-MS-Analysis”, Chemical engineering technology 64 (1992), 722-724.
  2. A. Hornung, J. Weichmann: „Investigation of the chemical recycling of plastic mixtures“, 2. Status seminar of the Volkswagen-Stiftung „Umwelt-Verfahrenstechnik“, DECHEMA, Frankfurt, S. 395, 1996.
  3. A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, U. Hornung, M. Kraus, A. Schöneberger, J. Weichmann: „Staged pyrolysis as process element of plastic gasification“, Workshop „Experiments and Modelling of heterogenic and homogenic combustion“ der Universität Karlsruhe (TH) und des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe, 1996, (Hrsg.)  L. Krebs, B. Peters, S. 109, Scientific reports FZKA 6048, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.
  4. U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, A. Hornung, S. Teepe, J. Weichmann: „isothermal and dynamic measurements for the determination of the kinetics of gasification of polymers“, Workshop „Experiments and Modelling of heterogenic and homogenic combustion“ der Universität Karlsruhe (TH) und des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe, 1996, (Hrsg.) L. Krebs, B. Peters, S. 77, Scientific reports FZKA 6048, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.
  5. A. Hornung, U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, A. Schöneberger, J. Weichmann: „staged pyrolysis as process principle for chemical separation of plastic mixtures“ in: DGMK conference reports 9603, ISBN 3-931850-02-1, S. 291, 1996.
  6. A. Hornung: „Development of a process for fractionated thermal degradation of plastic mixtures“, Progress reports VDI, Reihe 3, Band 484, VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf 1997.
  7. A. Hornung, U. Hornung, H. Bockhorn: „staged pyrolysis of mixed plastics – process integrated separation of contaminants and valuables“ in: DGMK conference reports 9802, ISBN 3-931850-40-4, S. 261, 1998.
  8. U. Hornung, A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn: „Investigation of the thermal degradation of solid matter in a gradient free isothermal reactor“, Chemical engineering technology, 70 (1998) 145.
  9. A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, U. Hornung: „A cycled spheres reactor for conversion of viscous media“, Chemical engineering technology, 70 (1998) 264.
  10. A. Hornung, H. Bockhorn, U. Hornung, W. Koch: „staged gasification of mixed plastics from household and collection from electronics“, VDI Reports Nr. 1492, S. 687, VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1999.
  11. Hornung, A.; Seifert, H.; Vehlow, J. Sustainable treatment of waste from electronics and electrics. Grunwald, A. [Hrsg.] Design of technology for a sustainable development: Innovation to Application Berlin : Edition Sigma, 2002 S.375-86.
  12. HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H. Haloclean - Thermo-chemical recycling of electronic scrap. News of the - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, 35(2003) S.139-43.
  13. HORNUNG, A.; DONNER, S.; KOCH, W.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. Haloclean/Pydra - thermal-chemical recycling of WEEE. MoDeSt Workshop on Recycling of Polymeric Materials, Karlsruhe, July 3-4, 2003 Scientific reports, FZKA-7005 (April 2004) S.E2/1-11.
  14. HORNUNG, A.; SCHÖNER, J.; SEIFERT, H. MoDeSt Workshop on Recycling of Polymeric Materials 3rd and 4th July 2003, Karlsruhe. Scientific reports, FZKA-7005 (April 2004).
  15. HORNUNG, A.; SEIFERT, H. Pyrolyse von E-Schrott.
    Fritz, E. [Hrsg.] Pyrolysis and gasification processes in energy technology – bio fuel concepts- und Vergasungsverfahren in der Energietechnik Bio-Fuel-Konzepte : Fachtagung, Freiberg, 4.-5.März 2004 Tagungsband S.237-53 Freiberg : SAXONIA Standortenwicklungs- und -verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, 2004 (Schriftenreihe SIDAF ; 16) ISBN 3-934409-22-9.
  16. SCHÖNER, J.; HORNUNG, A.; SAGI, S.; SEIFERT, H.; BOCKHORN, H. Pyrolytic treatment of electronic scrap using the Haloclean process. 17.TECFLAM-Seminar : Final kolloquium of COSI - Combustion Control and Simulation, Stuttgart, 2.Dezember 2003 Stuttgart : TECFLAM, 2004 S.70-86 ISBN 3-926751-27-4.
  17. Hornung, A.; Apfelbacher, A.; Koch, W.; Seifert, H.; Tumiatti, V. Thermo-chemical conversion of straw - Haloclean; a performance enhanced low temperature pyrolysis. Verbrennung und Feuerungen : 22.Deutscher Flammentag, Braunschweig, 21.- 22.September 2005 Düsseldorf : VDI-Verl., 2005 S.599-604 (VDI-Berichte ; 1888) ISBN 3-18-091888-8.
  18. Hornung, A.; Apfelbacher, A.; Lenzi, F.; Koch, W.; Seifert, H. Thermo-chemical conversion of straw by means of the Haloclean process GVC/DECHEMA Jahrestagungen 2005, Wiesbaden, 6.-8.September 2005 Chemie Ingenieur Technik (Chemical engineering technology), 77(2005) S.1154.
  19. Hornung,U; Schneider, Wierner, H-J D; Seifert, H; Hornung, A: Combined pyrolysis low temperature reforming, Chemie Ingenieur Technik (Chemical engineering technology) 81 (2008) 1215.
  20. Marco Deckert, Rainer Scholz, Samir Binder, Andreas Hornung, Mobiler Latentwärmespeicher auf dem Prüfstand, BWK - Das Energiefachmagazin, Springer VDI Fachverlag 2012. 
  21. B. Meyer, R. Scholz, R. Daschner, S. Binder, M. Jakuttis, A. Hornung, M. Brautsch, 2013 Mikro KWK Systeme in Wohngebäuden. Analyse verschiedener Betriebsstrategien, 33-36, Euro Heat&Power.
  22. M.Franke, M. Mocker, I. Löh, A. Hornung, Phosphor- und Metallpotenziale in Altdeponien, Wiemer, K.; Kern, M.; Raussen, T. (Hrsg.): Bio- und Sekundärrohstoffverwertung VIII stofflich-energetisch, Witzenhausen-Institut für Abfall, Umwelt und Energie GmbH, Witzenhausen 395- 406, 2013