Special Issue "Modelling, Simulation and Control in Combustion Processes of Renewable Fuels"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ján Piteľ
Guest Editor
Technical University of Košice, Department of Industrial Engineering and Informatics, Prešov, 080 01, Slovakia
Interests: Modelling, Simulation, and Control of Machines and Processes
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan Hrdlička
Guest Editor
Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Energy Engineering, Prague, 166 07, Czech Republic
Interests: Combustion Processes of Solid Fuels in Fluidized Bed, Emission Control, Carbon Capture and Storage/Utilization
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavlenko
Guest Editor
Sumy State University, Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies, Sumy, 40007, Ukraine
Interests: Numerical Simulation and Experimental Research of Hydrodynamic, Heat and Mass Transfer Processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The modelling and simulation of combustion processes is still a challenging field. In principle, it requires the integration of heat and mass transfer, flow conditions, and reaction chemistry. Available tools for such modelling are very different, and are usually problem-specific. One special field of interest is fluidized bed combustion of solid fuels, which additionally encounter the fluidized bed hydrodynamics and particle interactions. Recent trends in the field are focusing on more detailed description and understanding of burn-out mechanism of solid fuel particles, which is essential for modelling to have reasonable outputs. From a control point of view, dynamic models of combustion processes are very important, for example, in model-based control algorithms. Due to their complexity, dynamic modelling based on partial differential equations and parameter identification for the corresponding transient models is a topical problem, which can be solved using a comprehensive approach based on experimental data, numerical simulation, regression modeling, and also artificial intelligence methods. One common challenge is validation of the models in real process, which requires in-depth and precise measurements that is typically complicated by limited access into the combustion process zone. This information is important also for control and monitoring of the combustion processes.

This Special Issue on “Modelling, Simulation and Control in Combustion Processes of Renewable Fuels” aims to curate novel advances in the development and application of computational modelling and advanced control to address longstanding challenges in energy efficiency increase and environmental pollution decrease arising also from renewable fuels combustion. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Description of current problems in combustion processes of renewable fuels and possible solutions;
  • Up-to-date tools for reaction chemistry modelling and flow, heat and mass transfer simulation during combustion processes
  • Numerical simulation of transient combustion processes
  • Parameter identification for models of combustion processes
  • Advanced control algorithms of combustion processes
  • Sensors for monitoring and control of combustion processes
Prof. Dr. Ján Piteľ
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan Hrdlička
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavlenko
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Combustion
  • Processes
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Control
  • Monitoring
  • Sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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