Cleaner Combustion

Developing Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models

  • Frédérique Battin-Leclerc
  • John M. Simmie
  • Edward Blurock

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Edward S. Blurock, John M. Simmie, Maria U. Alzueta, Alison S. Tomlin, Matthias  Olzmann
    Pages 1-14
  3. Development of Detailed Kinetic Models: The Particular Case of Fuels Obtained from Biomass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Edward Blurock, Frédérique Battin-Leclerc
      Pages 17-57
    3. Edward Blurock, Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Tiziano Faravelli, William H. Green
      Pages 59-92
    4. Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Henry Curran, Tiziano Faravelli, Pierre A. Glaude
      Pages 93-109
    5. Tiziano Faravelli, Alessio Frassoldati, Emma Barker Hemings, Eliseo Ranzi
      Pages 111-139
  4. Obtaining Reliable Experimental Data to Validate Models Under a Wide Range of Experimental Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Kenji Yasunaga, Robert S. Tranter
      Pages 143-161
    3. Alan Kéromnès
      Pages 163-181
    4. Olivier Herbinet, Guillaume Dayma
      Pages 183-210
    5. Fabiola Monge, Veronica Aranda, Angela Millera, Rafael Bilbao, María U. Alzueta
      Pages 211-230
    6. Elna J. K. Nilsson, Alexander A. Konnov
      Pages 231-280
  5. Experimental Studies and Modeling of PAH and Soot Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Nazly E. Sánchez, Alicia Callejas, Jesús Salafranca, Ángela Millera, Rafael Bilbao, María U. Alzueta
      Pages 283-302
    3. Xavier Mercier, Alessandro Faccinetto, Pascale Desgroux
      Pages 303-331
    4. Cristina Arnal, Michela Alfè, Valentina Gargiulo, Anna Ciajolo, María U. Alzueta, Ángela Millera et al.
      Pages 333-362
    5. Andrea D’Anna, Mariano Sirignano
      Pages 363-388
    6. Edward K. Y. Yapp, Markus Kraft
      Pages 389-407
  6. Methods for Mechanism Reduction and Uncertainty Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Alison S. Tomlin, Tamás Turányi
      Pages 447-466
    3. Ulrich Maas, Alison S. Tomlin
      Pages 467-484
    4. Tamás Turányi, Alison S. Tomlin
      Pages 485-512
  7. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Parameters for Elementary Chemical Steps

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 653-658

About this book


This overview compiles the on-going research in Europe to enlarge and deepen the understanding of the reaction mechanisms and pathways associated with the combustion of an increased range of fuels. Focus is given to the formation of a large number of hazardous minor pollutants and the inability of current combustion models to predict the  formation of minor products such as alkenes, dienes, aromatics, aldehydes and soot nano-particles which have a deleterious impact on both the environment and on human health. Cleaner Combustion describes, at a fundamental level, the reactive chemistry of minor pollutants within extensively validated detailed mechanisms for traditional fuels, but also innovative surrogates, describing the complex chemistry of new environmentally important bio-fuels.

Divided into five sections, a broad yet detailed coverage of related research is provided. Beginning with the development of detailed kinetic mechanisms, chapters go on to explore techniques to obtain reliable experimental data, soot and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,  mechanism reduction and uncertainty analysis, and elementary reactions.


This comprehensive coverage of current research provides a solid foundation for researchers, managers, policy makers and industry operators working in or developing this innovative and globally relevant field.


Atmospheric Pollutants Biofuel Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Fuel Combustion Reactive Chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Frédérique Battin-Leclerc
    • 1
  • John M. Simmie
    • 2
  • Edward Blurock
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Reactions et Genie des ProceENSICNancy CedexFrance
  2. 2.Combustion Chemistry CentreNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland
  3. 3.Department of Energy Sciences, DivisionUniversity of LundLundSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5306-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5307-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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