Imperial College London

Dr Nieves Fernandez Anez

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

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Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Fernandez-Anez N, Slatter DJF, Saeed MA, Phylaktou HN, Andrews GE, Garcia-Torrent Jet al., 2018, Ignition sensitivity of solid fuel mixtures, Fuel, Vol: 223, Pages: 451-461, ISSN: 0016-2361

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Due to both environmental concerns and the depletion of the reserves of fossil fuels, alternative and more environmentally friendly fuels, such as biomass and waste products, are being considered for partial or full fossil fuel replacement. The main disadvantage of these products is their lower energy density compared to fossil fuels. To deal with this several heat and power generation facilities are co-firing fuel mixtures. These processes involve mixtures of flammable dusts whose ignitability and explosibility characteristics are not known and therefore present un-quantified safety risk to the new technologies. This study reports on these risks and on the reactivity characteristics of two and three components dust mixtures of coal/sewage-sludge/torrefied-wood-pellet. In particular chemical composition, ignition sensitivity parameters (including minimum ignition energy, minimum ignition temperature on a layer, minimum explosive concentration) and flame speed have been determined. In all cases the measured parameters for the mixtures were within the range defined by the lower and upper value of the constituent. However, the expected values do not agree with the experimentally obtained ones, providing more relaxed values than the ones needed on this facilities.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Hu Y, Fernandez-Anez N, Smith TEL, Rein Get al., 2018, Review of emissions from smouldering peat fires and their contribution to regional haze episodes, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, Vol: 27, Pages: 293-312, ISSN: 1049-8001

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Fernandez-Anez N, Christensen K, Rein G, 2017, Two-dimensional model of smouldering combustion using multi-layer cellular automaton: The role of ignition location and direction of airflow, FIRE SAFETY JOURNAL, Vol: 91, Pages: 243-251, ISSN: 0379-7112

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Novak VM, Fernandez-Anez N, Shiraishi K, 2017, Rethinking resilience planning: from problems to potential, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol: 8, Pages: 412-424, ISSN: 1759-5908

© 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Planning for the future can become mired in fixing the problems of the present. To create alternative solutions, planning must break free of the boundaries and assumptions of existing paradigms. The purpose of this paper is to explore an alternative way of thinking that reframes the issues from problems of “what is” to the potential of “what could be” in the context of socio-ecological resilience. Design/methodology/approach: A case study reviews the limitations revealed during a traditional problem-solving exercise on the topic of Coastal Eco-Cities, as well as the innovations resulting from the rethinking of the issues through the lens of the alternative paradigm. Findings: A key finding is the significance of linguistic modality, shifting from objective expressions to subjective dialogue. Originality/value: The originality of this approach is the emphasis on the framing of the problem before the development of the solution and the methodological implications of this early dialogue.

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García Torrent J, Ramírez-Gómez Á, Fernandez-Anez N, Medic Pejic L, Tascón Aet al., 2016, Influence of the composition of solid biomass in the flammability and susceptibility to spontaneous combustion, Fuel, Vol: 184, Pages: 503-511, ISSN: 0016-2361

© 2016 Biomasses are materials highly demanded nowadays for energy production. One of the main features of these materials is that they present a great variability in terms of chemical composition and physical behavior (O/C and H/C ratios, granulometric structure, ash content…). Nowadays, there is a lack of information concerning its characterization to determine its flammability and explosibility behavior. The objective of this study is to provide flammability and explosibility data as well as some parameters to assess the spontaneous combustion tendency of these products and to relate this thermal susceptibility with the composition. Initial results showed that risk assessments based on the activation energy were not effective for biomass as it is for coals, and that a greater tendency to self-ignition was observed in those biomasses having higher H/C ratios, on the contrary than in coals. This behavior can be explained because the most important stage for coals is the beginning of the self-heating reaction, which present a different resistance (activation energy) depending on its ranking, while biomasses present an initial stage easily achievable even at moderate temperatures, so the differentiation for biomasses should be found in the ability to spread this incipient reaction.

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Garcia-Torrent J, Fernandez-Anez N, Medic-Pejic L, Blandon-Montes A, Molina-Escobar JMet al., 2016, Ignition and explosion parameters of Colombian coals, JOURNAL OF LOSS PREVENTION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES, Vol: 43, Pages: 706-713, ISSN: 0950-4230

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Fernandez Anez N, 2016, Analysis of the flammability properties of solid fels

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Medic-Pejic L, Fernandez-Anez N, Rubio-Arrieta L, Garcia-Torrent Jet al., 2016, Thermal behaviour of organic solid recovered fuels (SRF), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol: 41, Pages: 16556-16565, ISSN: 0360-3199

© 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC The determination of the safety conditions in the storage and handling of solid recovered fuels (SRFs) was evaluated in order to avoid the presence of explosive atmospheres. Ten SRF samples were selected from different solid waste streams and collected in different seasons and different locations in Spain. Four different testing methodologies for characterizing the SRF dusts were carried out in order to determine thermal susceptibility and flammability. By means of thermogravimetric techniques, differential scanning calorimetry, minimum ignition energy and minimum ignition temperature on a cloud tests it has been possible to analyse the thermal susceptibility and ignition sensibility of SRFs. A prediction of the self-ignition risk level has been also obtained by a graphical method thanks to the data obtained.

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Fernandez Anez N, Bolonio Martin D, Medic Pejic L, Garcia Torrent J, Camara Rascon Aet al., Facebook and fuels: an academic use, III Congreso Internacional sobre Aprendizaje, Innovacion y Competitividad

CONFERENCE PAPER

Medic Pejic L, Fernandez Anez N, Garcia Torrent J, Ramirez-Gomez Aet al., 2015, Determination of spontaneous combustion of thermally dried sewage sludge, JOURNAL OF LOSS PREVENTION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES, Vol: 36, Pages: 354-359, ISSN: 0950-4230

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Fernandez Anez N, Garcia Torrent J, Medic Pejic L, Grima Olmedo Cet al., 2015, Detection of incipient self-ignition process in solid fuels through gas emissions methodology, JOURNAL OF LOSS PREVENTION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES, Vol: 36, Pages: 345-353, ISSN: 0950-4230

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Molina Escobar JM, Blandon Montes A, Caro Gonzalez L, Fernandez Anez N, Medic Pejic L, Garcia Torrent Jet al., Characterization of flammability and explosibility properties of Colombian coals, 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Medic Pejic L, Rubio Arrieta L, Al-Lal Baeza A, Fernandez Anez Net al., Characterization of different solid recovered fuels (SRF), 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Fernandez Anez N, Medic Pejic L, Garcia Torrent J, Ramirez Gomez Aet al., Flammability properties of co-firing fuel mixtures, 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Fernandez Anez N, Slatter DJF, Saeed MA, Phylaktou HN, Andrews GE, Garcia Torrent Jet al., Ignition sensitivy of coal / waste / biomass mixtures, 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection

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Medic Pejic L, Rubio Arrieta L, Fernandez Anez N, Garcia Torrent Jet al., Thermal susceptibility of solid recovered fuels, 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection

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Fernandez Anez N, Dameto de Espana N, Garcia Torrent J, Medic Pejic Let al., Ignition of waste/biomass mixtures deposited as dust layers, 25th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems

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Torrent JG, Anez NF, Pejic LM, Mateos LMet al., 2015, Assessment of self-ignition risks of solid biofuels by thermal analysis, FUEL, Vol: 143, Pages: 484-491, ISSN: 0016-2361

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Medic-Pejic L, Garcia-Torrent J, Fernandez-Añez N, Lebecki Ket al., 2015, Experimental study for the application of water barriers to Spanish small cross section galleries, DYNA (Colombia), Vol: 82, Pages: 142-148, ISSN: 0012-7353

© The author; licensee Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The objective of this work is the implementation of passive water trough barriers to put in practice EN-14591-2:2007 standard, as well as an update of the continuing study of passive water barriers. The viability of water barriers in typical Spanish small cross section galleries was analyzed and full scale testing at “Barbara” experimental mine in Poland was carried out. Suggestions for proper implementation of standards in Spain are presented.

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Fernandez-Anez N, Garcia-Torrent J, Medic-Pejic L, 2014, Flammability properties of thermally dried sewage sludge, FUEL, Vol: 134, Pages: 636-643, ISSN: 0016-2361

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Fernandez Anez N, Medic Pejic L, Garcia Torrent J, Ramirez Gomez Aet al., Characterization of gas emissions during heating of solid products, II International Symposium on Handling and Hazards of Materials in Industry

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Fernandez Anez N, Garcia Torrent J, Medic Pejic L, Grima Olmedo Cet al., Influence of grain size and compaction of different solid fuels on the layer ignition temperature, II International Symposium on Handling and Hazards of Materials in Industry

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Fernandez Anez N, Garcia Torrent J, Medic Pejic L, Grima Olmedo Cet al., New tests for the detection of incipient self-ignition process in solid fuels, Tenth International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions

CONFERENCE PAPER

Medic Pejic L, Fernandez Anez N, Montenegro Mateos L, Garcia Torrent J, Ramirez Gomez Aet al., Characterization of spontaneous combustion tendency of dried sewage sludge, Tenth International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions

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Fernandez Anez N, Alvarez Perez A, Garcia Torrent J, Medic Pejic L, Camara Rascno Aet al., Explosion risk in coke, coal and sulphur storage, XIII International Conference on Energy and Mineral Resources

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Garcia Torrent J, Fernandez Anez N, Medic Pejic L, Querol Aragon Eet al., 2013, Guia sobre la operacion segura de las plantas con secado termico de lodos en las depuradoras de aguas residuales, Publisher: Fundacion Gomez Pardo, ISBN: 9788469581698

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Medic Pejic L, Camara Rascon A, Garcia Torrent J, Querol Aragon E, Fernandez Anez Net al., 2013, APPLYING CONCEPT MAPPING STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' LIFELONG LEARNING IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2013, Publisher: STEF92 TECHNOLOGY LTD, Pages: 371-378, ISSN: 1314-2704

CONFERENCE PAPER

Montenegro Mateos L, Garcia Torrent J, Castilla Gomez J, Fernandez Anez N, Medic Pejic Let al., 2013, PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOMASS AND ITS INFLUENCE IN SELF-COMBUSTION, 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2013, Publisher: STEF92 TECHNOLOGY LTD, Pages: 169-176, ISSN: 1314-2704

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Fernandez Anez N, Montenegro Mateos L, Medic Pejic L, Garcia Torrent Jet al., 2013, FLAMMABILITY PROPERTIES OF DRY SEWAGE SLUDGES, 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2013, Publisher: STEF92 TECHNOLOGY LTD, Pages: 135-142, ISSN: 1314-2704

CONFERENCE PAPER

Fernandez N, Kim SJ, Morsy ZM, Novak VM, Shiraishi Ket al., 2013, Improving Urban Resilience in Coastal Eco-cities System Integration, ISBN: 9780854329687

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