Honor of Government of StyriaLogo Sustainable Economy

Dipl.-Ing. Gerold Thek

Phone: +43 316 481300 63

Fax: +43 316 481300 4

Email: thek@bios-bioenergy.at

1969 Born in Bruck/Mur (A)
1989 - 1995 Employee at Norske Skog Bruck GmbH
1994 - 2000 University study of Industrial Environmental Protection, Waste Disposal and Recycling - branch of study: ”Waste Disposal and Landfill Technology” at the University of Leoben; diploma thesis: "Thermal utilization of waste"
2000 – 2006 Scientist at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2006 Project manager R&D at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2010 Project engineer in the field of CFD simulation at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2015 Area manager CFD simulation at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH

Working areas

  • CFD simulation (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • Development and optimisation of furnaces, gasifiers, stoves, boilers, cyclones, flue gas cleaning and condensation systems, torrefaction and quenching plants for biomass, waste wood, sewage sludge and waste as well as of pressurised air based cleaning systems for biomass boilers by CFD analysis
  • National and international proposals for R&D funding
  • National and international R&D projects
  • Market studies

Key competences

  • Modelling of solid biomass combustion
  • Modelling of turbulent reacting gas flows: combustion, pollutant formation (NOx formation)
  • Modelling of reacting multiphase flows
  • Modelling and simulation of porous burners in biomass plants
  • High temperature thermodynamic equilibrium calculations (TEC)
  • Pellets from biological raw materials (production, pellet boiler technologies)