Special Issue "Micro Combustor"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: combustion; micro-scale power generation and propulsion; biophysics and biofilms; turbulence; internal combustion engines and control systems; low-gravity phenomena; radiative transfer
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Common fuels, such as hydrocarbons, contain at least 50 times more energy per unit mass than the best batteries. For this reason, every day, everywhere in the world, we convert fuels into electrical or motive power for the vast majority of our power needs. In contrast, despite the same advantage in energy density, not one of us has a fuel-powered laptop computer or cell phone, primarily because we have not found practical ways to scale-down existing fuel-driven power generation systems. With this motivation, researchers aim to develop small-scale combustion devices to convert fuel enthalpy into electrical, mechanical, chemical or propulsive power, particularly in applications where batteries are typically used. In light of this, we announce a Special Issue on “Microcombustors” and invite original contributions. We seek not only to report on recent developments, but also to mold the future of the field. Example topics include, but are not limited to, flame extinction and stability limits, fuel reforming, catalysis, coupling of combustion to power generation via thermoelectric, thermophotovoltaic, electrochemical or other means, and air breathing or rocket propulsion devices.
Prof. Dr. Paul D. Ronney
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- flame stability
- micropower generation