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Handbook of Combustion


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This five-volume reference work on combustion represents the first complete, in-depth coverage of the field. The contents range from an up-to-date presentation of gas, liquid and solid combustion, via pollutant formation and new technologies to combustion diagnostics and safety. Written by world-leading experts from academia and industry, this is the one-stop reference work for all those working in the field.

About the Author

Maximilian Lackner earned his Master's Degree in Physical and Analytical Chemistry, followed by a PhD degree from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He also obtained a postgraduate business degree from Johannes Kepler University, Austria. He was a postdoc at Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. His main research interest is the use of lasers in chemistry. He is the founder of the company ProcessEng Engineering GmbH and serves on the advisory board of the Association of German Engineers.

Franz Winter is group leader and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Chemical Engineering at High Temperatures at the Vienna University of Technology. He obtained his academic degrees from the Vienna University of Technology and has specialized on combustion and high temperature reaction kinetics. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications. He is chairman and reviewer on various scientific and technical advisory boards and an active member of the Combustion Institute.

Avinash Kumar Agarwal is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He obtained his PhD degree from the Center for Energy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Engine Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Fundamentals and Safety

Fundamentals of Combustion

Combustion Chemistry

Combustion Physics


Heat Transfer


Modelling and Simulation of Droplet and Spray Combustion

Combustion Kinetics Modelling

Modelling of Turbulent Combustion

Supersonic Jets and Atomization of Sprays

Light Emission from Flames

Cool Flames

Steam Production

Explosion Safety

Fuel Cells

Flame Retardants ? Chemistry Applications & Environmental Impacts

Health Effects of Combustion Products

Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Industry

History of Combustion

Fire Detection Using Chemical Signatures

Toxicology of Combustion Products

Fire Safety

Dire Spread in Buildings

Volume 2: Combustion Diagnostics and Pollutants

Ultrafast Optical Diagnostics in Flames

NOx Formation, Control and Reduction Techniques



Measurement of Particle Properties

Overview of Combustion Diagnostics

Formation and Diagnostics of Sprays in Combustion

Spontaneous Raman Scattering Diagnostics ? Applications in Practical Combustion Systems

CARS Spectroscopy

GC/MS for Combustion and Pyrolysis Research

Combustion Characteristics of Fossil Fuels by Thermal Analysis Methods

Gas Potentiometry

Catalytic Technology for Soot and Gaseous Pollution Control

SOx: Formation, Control and Removal Processes

Carbon Monoxide

CO2 Greenhouse Gas Formation and Capture

Soot and Soot Diagnostics by Laser-Induced Incandescence


NOx Formation, Control and Reduction Techniques


Measurements in Large Power Plants


Volume 3: Gases and Liquids

Overview of Gaseous Fuels

Global Warming Implication of Natural Gas Combustion

CFD for Gas Explosions

Eulerian Monte Carlo Method to Solve PDF Transport Equations for Turbulent Reactive Flows

Combustion of Low Heating Value Gaseous Fuel Mixtures

Gas Turbines

Flame Lift-Off and Blowout Stability Limits and their Application in Gas Burners

Combustion of Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Fossil-Fuel Blends

Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines of the Dual-Fuel Type (Diesel-Gas Engines)

Fuel Gas Applications in Industry

Overview of Liquid Fuels

Atomization, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of Biofuels

Biodiesel and Bioalcohols

Gasoline Engines

Diesel Engines

Ship Engines


Spray Combustion: Impact on Emissions


Oil Outlook

Volume 4: Solid Fuels

Overview on Solid Fuels, Characteristics, Origin

Overview of Solid Fuels Combustion Technologies

Overview on Biomass Combustion

Smale Scale Combustion

Coal Combustion

Pulverized Coal Boilers

Modelling Fixed and Moving Bed Combustion

Solid Waste Combustion

Gasification and Pyrolysis of Coal

Gasification of Biomass and Waste

Fluidized Beds

Modelling of Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion

Corrosion During Biomass Combustion

Agglomeration in Fluidized Beds: Mechanisms, Detection, and Counteraction


Ash Fouling of Boiler Heat Transfer Surfaces and Thermo-Physical Properties of Deposits

Co-Firing Biomass with Coal in Fluidized Bed Combustion Systems

Co-Utilization of Biomass Based Fuels in Pulverized Coal Power Plants in Europe

Volume 5: New Technologies

The Chemistry in HCCI Combustion and the Use of Reduced Kinetic Mechanisms for Controlling Strategies

Low Temperature Combustion in Engines

Corona Ignition and Other Ignition Systems Applied to Combustion Systems

Plasma Assisted Ignition and Combustion

Laser Ignition

Combustion Enhancement and Stabilization: Problematic, Effects and Diagnostics of the Plasma Assistance

Porous Media Combustion

Staged Combustion and Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Hetero-/Homogeneous Combustion

Catalytic Combustion

Mild Combustion

Underground Coal Gasification: A Clean Coal Technology

Energy from Aquatic Biomass

Flameless Pulverized Coal Combustion

Warm Discharges for Fuel

Metal Halocarbon Combustion

Acoustic Control of Flames

Combustion Synthesis

CO2 Sequestration

Oxy-Combustion Technologies with Pure Oxygen and Chemical Looping Combustion

Calcium-Based Sorbent Looping Processes for Carbon Capture

Combustion of Pulverized Fuel in CO2 Atmosphere

Energy Conversion Processes with CO2-Separation not Reducing Efficiency

Product Details

Lackner, Maximilian
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Agarwal, Avinash K.
Winter, Franz
Winter, Franz
Agarwal, Avinash K.
Chemical & Biochemical
Engineering - Chemical & Biochemical
Chemistry-Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering, General
General & Introductory Chemical Engineering
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WOL eMRW (including BRO)
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250 x 15 x 150 mm 24 oz

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