Special Issue "Coal, Biomass & Solid Refuse Combustion"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vasily Novozhilov
Built Environment Research Institute, School of The Built Environment, University of Ulster, Jordanstown campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK
Website: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/vb.novozhilov.html
E-Mail: vb.novozhilov@ulster.ac.uk
Phone: +44 289 0368705
Fax: +44 289 0368726

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


  • solid fuel devolitilisation
  • combustion kinetics
  • heat
  • mass
  • transfer and dynamics in multiphase systems
  • fixed and fluidized beds
  • pulverised combustion
  • incineration

Published Papers (4 papers)

Energies 2011, 4(4), 616-627; doi:10.3390/en4040616
Received: 21 February 2011; in revised form: 28 March 2011 / Accepted: 15 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Energies 2011, 4(3), 545-562; doi:10.3390/en4030545
Received: 9 December 2010; in revised form: 14 February 2011 / Accepted: 16 March 2011 / Published: 23 March 2011
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Energies 2011, 4(1), 26-38; doi:10.3390/en4010026
Received: 24 November 2010; in revised form: 23 December 2010 / Accepted: 23 December 2010 / Published: 27 December 2010
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Energies 2010, 3(9), 1576-1585; doi:10.3390/en3091576
Received: 19 August 2010; in revised form: 26 August 2010 / Accepted: 30 August 2010 / Published: 9 September 2010
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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