Research and Development Waste to Energy

The potential of methods used to improve conditions and the combustion process management is not yet exhausted.

Future developments are to be realized, in particular, in the combination of measures for the global optimization of various sub-activities.

Cloud Control, Acoustic Wave Injection & Ultrasonic Lances

Hafner owns its own research facility, which is always dedicated to the research and development of new technologies, such as is used to improve combustion and flue gas emissions.


  • Purpose of our research is at this time especially in the deepening of the ultrasonic waves input technology in the combustion process, choosing the best system on the applicable market for the experimentation campaigns of this project; in order to find the best balance and homogeneity of combustion gases, their volumetric reduction, the reduction of NOx formation. This will as a result best influence residence time, turbulence and the fumes temperature (850°C – 1200°C).

  • This research also includes the deepening of the acoustic wave injection technology in the combustion process which serves to improve the oxidation of the combustion gases.

  • The paradigms and the architectures of the remote control systems of thermal plants are increasingly approaching those adopted for corporate information systems, the monitoring and supervision functions are extended with business process management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI) functions , the tools and control technologies are integrated with decision support systems, thanks to the speed of data transmission over the Internet.
    The current  panorama sees the  coexistence of  the  classical “monolithic”  telecontrol  systems, of the most  recent  distributed systems whose architecture provides  for different types  of stations (processing units,  communication front  end,  operator station, etc.),  and its modern “service oriented” systems, in which the telecontrol system, integrating with higher level platforms, provides vertical  services via the cloud, in PaaS mode.
    A top-down approach or, otherwise guided by the technological innovation  of  the web 3.0 and of cloud computing, has very significant impacts on the traditional architectures of the local plant control systems, while  a bottom-up approach favors the integration of new ICT technologies keeping the focus on the reliability, availability and safety characteristics of real-time systems.


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