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Maria Puig Arnavat

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
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Research interests

Wood pelletsThermodynamic modellingSolid biofuelsRenewable energiesBiomass gasification

About

I am a scientist researcher at the Technical University of Denmark currently working with modelling of thermal energy systems, biomass gasification and also pre-treatment and characterization of solid biomass fuels. Nowadays, the environment is being put under constantly increasing pressure and I feel highly motivated to contribute with my skills to investigate key issues that can contribute to increase the use of renewable energies in our society and to find new solutions for problems in the energy-engineering field. Therefore, my work focuses on large-scale utilization of sustainable wood pellets in CHP plants with special emphasis on the interrelationship between pellet quality and combustion properties. I also work on oxygen biomass gasification by integrating oxygen transport membranes for oxygen production. During my career, I’ve always worked in interdisciplinary groups and I have participated and managed several research projects with academic and industrial partners. I came to Denmark for a Postdoc after obtaining my PhD in the University Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona (Spain), where I developed and validated a model for biomass gasifiers in trigeneration plants. Moving to Denmark has been a life-changing, inspiring, eye-opening and extremely fun experience and here I have met people from all over the world. So I have developed a great ability to adjust to different environments and to communicate with people in a multicultural and multilingual setting. I find that the experience of living abroad, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages is extremely enriching.

Groups

Co-authors (23)

  • Zsuzsa Sárossy
  • Susana Rojas-Labanda

Publications (5)

  • Wood pellet milling tests in a suspension-fired power plant

    • Masche M
    • Puig-Arnavat M
    • Wadenbäck J
    • et al.
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  • Validation of a Multiparameter Model To Investigate Torrefied Biomass Pelletization Behavior

    • Puig-Arnavat M
    • Ahrenfeldt J
    • Henriksen U
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  • Artificial Neural Networks for Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass

    • Puig-Arnavat M
    • Bruno J
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  • Integration of oxygen membranes for oxygen production in cement plants

    • Puig-Arnavat M
    • Søgaard M
    • Hjuler K
    • et al.
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  • Model validation and simulation of a biomass gasifier integrated in a 6 MWe engine cogeneration plant of an alcohol distillery

    • Puig-Arnavat M
    • Bruno J
    • Coronas A
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Editorships

BioResources

Reviewer

2017 - Present

Frontiers in Energy Research

Review Editor

2017 - Present

Energy Technology

Reviewer

2015 - Present

Renewable Energy

Reviewer

2012 - Present

Energy & Fuels

Reviewer

2012 - Present

Biomass & Bioenergy

Reviewer

2012 - Present

Professional experience

Researcher

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

June 2015 - Present

Postdoc

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

May 2012 - May 2015(3 years)

Posdoc + Assistant professor

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

November 2011 - April 2012(5 months)

PhD Student

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

October 2007 - October 2011(4 years)

R&D Department

Nutricor S.L.

October 2006 - September 2007(a year)

Research assistant

Universitat de Lleida

September 2005 - September 2006(a year)