CHEC is an acronym for the fundamental and applied research centre on Combustion and Harmful Emission Control under the auspices of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark.
CHEC was started in 1987 with a primary objective: to link fundamental research, education and industrial application in an internationally oriented research centre.
CHEC carries out research in fields related to chemical reaction engineering and combustion with focus on high-temperature processes and the formation and control of harmful emissions. In recent years, activities have also been established within the area of chemical and biochemical product design.
The main areas of expertise are:
- Industrial high-temperature processes
- Formation and removal of pollutants
- Chemical and biochemical product design and development
Within these areas the objectives are:
- to educate scientists and engineers,
- to gain new fundamental information on the subjects,
- to assist industry and public authorities in the selection, development, design and operation of processes in order to improve efficiencies and in order to avoid or minimise harmful emissions, and
- to catalyse international cooperation between Danish companies and Danish and foreign research organisations.
The actual research activities may be categorized under the headings:
Further details on CHEC structure, activities and funding are available through our PR-material.