Institut für Energietechnik und Thermodynamik
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Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Karl PONWEISER
Getreidemarkt 9/302 , A-1060 Vienna
Raum: BA04 A11
Tel.: +43-1-58801-302310
Tel.: +43-1-58801-70210
Fax: +43-1-58801-302399

Research & Working areas

  • Thermodynamics of regenerative and industrial energy systems
  • Grids for thermal energy

Member in scientific societies

  • ProcessNet - an Initiative of DECHEMA (Society for chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and VDI-GVC (the Association of German Engineers- Society for Chemical and Process Engineering)

  • EUROTHERM (European Committee for the Advancement of Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer)

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Rewiewings for

  • Journal of Power and Energy

  • Applied Thermal Engineering

  • International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer

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The courses can be retrieved by the following link:


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Actual projects

  • Solarthermal Systems
  • Geothermal Systems
  • ASPeCT, Adaptive Smoothed Production
  • SANBA, Developing a simulation algorithm for a low-temperature heating/cooling grid for the future Smart Anergy Quarter Baden
  • CORES, Integration of combined, renewable energy systems into industry

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Finished projects

  • DryPump, Efficient drying with compression heat pumps
  • heat_portfolio, Technical basis for integration of decentralized available alternative heat sources in heating networks
  • P2H-POT, Potentials for Power-to-Heat (P2H)
  • CI-NERGY, Smart cities with sustainable energy systems
  • DEGENT-NET, Decentralized geothermal low temperature district heating Networks in urban Areas
  • EnPro, Integration of solar thermal energy and heat pumps into industrial processes
  • SteamUp, Heat pump systems up to 200°C with working fluid water, integration in industrial processes
  •, upgrading of conventional heating supply and industrial plants with use of deep geothermy and seasonal storage
  • Co Opt, coordinated optimisation of renewable energy with planning and in operation of buildings
  • INFO, interdisciplinary research for energy optimisation in production facilities
  • Energy Balance of a Walking Beam Furnace
  • Drafting of an Expert's Eeport on Energy and Industrial Waste Heat for a Steel Works (ESA-L6)
  • Study of Heat Transfer Enhancement at Tubes
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement due to Turbulence Promoters
  • Drafting of an expert's report about the abilities to meet the future demands on the cooling centre II of AKH-Wien
  • Furnace water/steam side stability analysis
  • Drafting of an expert's report on energy and industrial waste heat for a steel works (ESA-05)
  • Thoroughly check of the thermal calculation of steam boiler
  • Investigation of the thermal behaviour of district heating coupled drinking water heating systems
  • Calculation of the water distribution in a cooling stack
  • CFD analysis of flue gas flow in the channel between the gas turbine and the boiler of a heat recovery steam generator with horizontal gas duct
  • Optimization of the ribs of a drying cylinder which is working in supercritical operation
  • Investigation of heat and mass transfer between paper, sieve, and environment at the BOOST DRYER process
  • Investigation of the thermal behaviour of a DVS embedded systems
  • CFD simulation of the flow field in the oil basin of a tempering kiln

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