Mika Järvinen
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mika Järvinen

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Sähkömiehentie 4
Mobile phone
+358504142593
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

During the last 15 years, after my doctoral defence, I have been actively searching for new co-operation partners and fields of technology to extend the research selection that we can offer. Based on my own experience, being able to work on a broad spectrum of areas gives the research unit required flexibility in changing economic situations. For example, when being involved with energy, biomass, pulp and paper, metallurgy and waste to energy areas gives us continuity over longer period of time. Personally, this also helps to keep my mind open and it is easier to keep up motivation. I want to base my research work, and teaching on excellent knowledge on basic sciences: physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, mathematics, numerical modelling and programming skills. With these tools, you can be generic on the research topics. Of course, it is not possible to be an expert on everything, so you also need partners. Especially, when moving to a new field of industry. My current research can be divided into two main categories: sustainable bioenergy and on inter-linked circular economy: energy-materials-environment.

Areas of expertise

Numerical modelling Black liquor spraying Metallurgical processes Combustion engineering

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2015

Resonate award Caltech University, Resnick Institute, USA

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2002

Best Dissertation of the Department of Machine Technology, 2002, former Helsinki University of Technology Best Dissertation of the Department of Machine Technology, 2002, former Helsinki University<br/>of Technology, “Järvinen, M., P., Numerical Modeling of the Drying, Devolatilization and Char<br/>Conversion Processes of Black Liquor Droplets, Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica, Mechanical<br/>Engineering Series No. 163, Espoo 2002, 77 p.”

Publications

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion

Carbon dioxide dissolution and ammonia losses in bubble columns for precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) production

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering in Aqueous Systems

Experimental study on the extraction of calcium, magnesium, vanadium and silicon from steelmaking slags for improved mineral carbonation of CO 2

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of CO2 Utilization
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion

Effect of particle size distribution on the behavior of alkali and alkaline earth metals in solid-recovered fuel combustion in a circulating fluidized bed

Publishing year: 2019 Combustion Science and Technology
Energy Conversion, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Experiments on the Vertical Velocity distribution of Black Liquor Spray in the Furnace

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR FOREST PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion, School services, ENG

EXPERIMENTS ON THE VERTICAL VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION OF BLACK LIQUOR SPRAY IN THE FURNACE

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR FOREST PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion

An Improved Model for the Heat-Up Stage of the CAS-OB Process

Publishing year: 2018 Steel Research International
Energy Conversion, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Optimizing the Heat Transfer Performance of the Recovery Boiler Superheaters Using Simulated Annealing, Surrogate Modeling, and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Publishing year: 2018 Energy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion

Mixing of High-Momentum-Flux Jets with a Confined Crossflow: Computational Analysis and Applications to Recovery Boiler Air Systems

Publishing year: 2018 JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR FOREST PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion

Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Experimental Validation of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in the Recovery Boiler Superheater Region

Publishing year: 2018 Applied Thermal Engineering
Energy Conversion, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dephosphorization in ironmaking and oxygen steelmaking

Publishing year: 2018