Special Issue "Production of Biofuels and Numerical Modeling of Chemical Combustion Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2020).
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Biofuels have recently attracted much attention, mainly as alternative fuels for applications in energy generation and transportation. The utilization of biofuels in such controlled combustion processes has the great advantage of not depleting the limited resources of fossil fuels, but leads to emissions of greenhouse gases and smoke particles similar to traditional combustion processes, i.e., those of fossil fuels. On the other hand, a vast amount of biofuel is subject to combustion in small-scale processes, such as for heating and cooking in residential dwellings, as well as in agricultural operations, such as crop residue removal and land clearing. In addition, large amounts of biomass are annually consumed during forest and savanna fires in many parts of the world. These types of burning processes are typically uncontrolled and unregulated. Consequently, the emissions from these processes may be larger compared to industrial-type operations. Aside from direct effects on human health—especially due to a sizeable fraction of the smoke emissions remaining inside residential homes—the smoke particles and gases released from uncontrolled biofuel combustion impose significant effects on the regional and global climate. Estimates have shown the majority of carbonaceous airborne particulate matter to be derived from the combustion of biofuels and biomass.
This Special Issue on “Production of Biofuels and Numerical Modeling of Chemical Combustion Systems” aims to present high-quality research studies addressing challenges in the broad area of process modeling and control in combustion processes. Biofuels cannot replace our current dependence on coal, oil, and natural gas, but they can complement other renewable energies such as solar and wind energies. Thus, due to the merits of biofuel energy for environmental sustainability, biofuel and bioenergy technologies play a crucial role in the renewable energy development and replacement of chemicals from highly functional biomass. This Special Issue aims to publish comprehensive overviews and in-depth technical research papers addressing the recent progress in biofuel combustion processes. Studies of advanced techniques and methods for bioenergy and biofuel production are also welcome. Research involving experimental and numerical studies, recent developments, and the current state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in this field are highly encouraged.
Dr. Miguel Torres García
Dr. Juan Francisco García Martín
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