Zsofi 

Dr Fodor was born in Szolnok in 1982. She has graduated the University of Pannonia, from the Department of Chemical Engineering with the degree of MSc. She has had practical training at MOL NYRt. HDS block, at the summer of 2007
Her hobbies include sports, cycling, running, swimming. She has a black belt for karateka


She has started her PhD study in March 2009. The research topic is „Integrated Energy Framework in Waste to Energy, Integration of Other Renewables”. The main goals are to evaluate the technical, economic and societal properties of the  energy from waste production and consumption process, combining this with renewables utilisation. The aim of the activities is to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial and residential activities. It includes all elements of the carbon cycle, considering as options fossil fuels, CO2 sequestration and use of renewables.

Publications:

    1. P. Varbanov, J. Klemeš, and Z. Fodor, “Integrating Renewable Energy Sources into Extended Total Sites,” Keynote Lecture of Special Session: Integrating Waste and Renewable Energy to reduce the Carbon Footprint Locally Integrated Energy Sectors, in Proc. of SEDEWES 09, p.74, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Dalmatia, September 30-October 3, 2009.
    2. P. Varbanov, J. Klemeš, and Z. Fodor, “Extended Total with Multiply Energy Carriers,” Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol.19, pp.49-54, doi: 10.3303/CET1019009 ISSN1974-9791 2010.
    3. Z. Fodor, P. Varbanov, and J.Klemeš, “Integrating Varying Renewables into Total Sites,” in Proc. of Műszaki Kémiai Napok – Mükki Conference of Chemical Engineering, p. 25, Veszprém, Hungary, April 27-29, 2010.
    4. Z. Fodor, J.Klemeš, and P. Varbanov, “Total Site Targeting Accounting For Individual Process Heat Transfer Characteristics,” in Proc. of 37th International Conference of SSCHE, p. 50, Tatranské Matliare, Slovakia, May 24-28, 2010.
    5. P. Varbanov, J.Klemeš, and Z. Fodor, “Operability and Challenges of Renewable Energy Utilisation,” in Proc. of 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS 2010,[lecture # 112], Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14-17, 2010.
    1. DOI: 10.3303/CET1021009 ISBN 978-88-95608-05-1 ISSN 1974-9791

MSc Dissertation:

In accordance with international trends, the life-cycle prolongation of the nuclear reactors of type VVER-440/213 at Paks Nuclear Power Plant (Paks NPP) is a fundamental issue in the energy policy of Hungary. Some years ago, the primary and secondary circuit water chemistry data and the corrosion effects of the chemical decontamination procedures performed at Paks NPP made it clear that recognition of the fundamental physical and chemical phenomena determining the contamination and corrosion state of the main installations in the primary loops, as well as forecasting corrosion-erosion tendencies in the steam generators is inevitable. Owing to the fact that there are no investigation methods available for the in-situ monitoring of the inner and outer surfaces of heat exchanger tubes, a research project based on sampling as well as on ex-situ electrochemical and surface analytical measurements was launched. Joined to these investigations, the corrosion state (passivity) and the morphology of austenitic stainless steel pipes originating from different steam generators (decontaminated, not decontaminated) of Paks NPP were analyzed by voltammetric and SEM-EDX methods.

The results have revealed that the passivity of the oxide-layer formed on the surfaces of steel tubes exhibits favorable tendency. A coherent oxide layer having a thickness up to 1-2 mm is formed on the inner surfaces of the not decontaminated heat exchanger tubes. On the decontaminated samples a medium thick grown-on oxide layer having basically amorphous character can be detected. By electrochemical and surface analytical measurements it has been verified that some beneficial changes in the corrosion characteristics and chemical composition of the inner surfaces of the heat exchanger tubes can be observed.

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