Special Issue "Chemical Kinetics of Biofuel Combustion"

A special issue of Fuels (ISSN 2673-3994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Elna Heimdal Nilsson
Guest Editor
Division of Combustion Physics, Department of Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Interests: combustion; biofuels; chemical kinetics; reduced kinetic mechanism; air pollution; renewable energy; metal combustion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biofuel combustion will be an important source of energy in the foreseeable future, both for transportation and stationary energy production. To further develop combustion devices for efficient and clean biofuel combustion, a thorough understanding of the fuel chemistry is needed. The chemical kinetics governing ignition, propagation, and extinction of flames can be studied using dedicated experiments and computer simulations, often in combination. The term “biofuel” includes a wide range of compounds, from simple biogas and small alcohols to complex mixtures of heavy hydrocarbon compounds.

In this Special Issue, we will present research on the experimental and computational chemical kinetics of gaseous and liquid biofuels. In addition, we welcome contributions presenting chemical kinetics of novel combustion concepts like metal combustion and plasma-assisted combustion. We include studies from the very detailed level to the applications: fundamental experimental and computational studies of chemical reactivity of relevant biofuel compounds; laboratory studies of combustion systems to further elucidate chemical reaction mechanisms; simulation studies of zero- and one-dimensional systems; and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of real combustion devices including chemical kinetics.

Prof. Dr. Elna Heimdal Nilsson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biofuel combustion
  • chemical kinetic modeling
  • combustion chemistry
  • experimental combustion
  • kinetics
  • biodiesel
  • bioalcohol

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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