Special Issue "Coal, Biomass & Solid Refuse Combustion"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2010)
Prof. Dr. Vasily Novozhilov (Website)
Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE), Victoria University, Room 4203, Level 2, Building 4, Hoppers Lane, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia
Phone: 61 3 9919 8612
Fax: (61) 3 9919 8058
Interests: fire safety science; combustion; heat transfer; computational fluid dynamics; applied mathematics Contribution: Special Issue: Combustion for Aerospace Propulsion
The focus of the present issue is on fundamentals and application of combustion processes involving various solid fuels. Increasing demand for energy, on the one hand, and necessity to mitigate environmental impact on the other, are major forces driving development of efficient and clean technologies for energy production. Such development is impossible without better understanding of complicated combustion in multiphase systems. Content of the volume is expected to show key interactions between combustion science and technological design. Issues of primary interest are various system arrangements for industrial combustion of solid fuels, for example, fixed and fluidized beds, pulverised systems, and others. Fundamental issues demanding analysis are solid fuel devolatilisation, kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, heat, mass transfer and dynamics in multiphase mixtures. A blend of experimental and modelling studies is sought to cover recent progress in the area. With current environmental concerns, a range of solid fuels applied for energy generation continues to expand significantly, especially to include more biomass and refuse-derived fuels. This change brings about new technologies, related for example to incineration with energy recovery. Contribution concerning such new technologies will also be very important. Both original and review papers may be submitted for consideration.
Prof. Dr. Vasily Novozhilov
- solid fuel devolitilisation
- combustion kinetics
- transfer and dynamics in multiphase systems
- fixed and fluidized beds
- pulverised combustion