Special Issue "Clean Fuels in Low Temperature Combustion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
The concept of Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) has been suggested to reduce emissions such as particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) and improve combustion efficiency in combustion engines. Currently LTC is advancing the combustion strategies toward its application to high-pressure and low-temperature (below 1000 K) environment. However, the challenge is that combustion under low-temperature surrounding gases potentially create unstable ignition and flame propagation. This special issue is aimed to publish high-quality research papers and review articles that address recent development and discoveries on characterizing liquid and/or gaseous fuel spray and combustion under low temperature environment. Both experimental and numerical works on improving the understanding of chemistry, fuel injection process, fuel impingement, mixing rate and fuel autoignition are welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Novel strategies of spray combustion under low temperature combustion
- Fuel chemistry under low temperature regime
- Fuel injection mechanisms for internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and rocket engines
- Liquid fuel spray autoignition and combustion
- Gaseous fuel jet characterization
- Emission formation and reduction
- Multicomponent fuel combustion (including surrogate fuels)
- Chemical kinetics modeling
- Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI)
- Low-temperature, high-pressure combustion experiments
Prof. Seong-Young Lee
Prof. Li Qiao
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