Introduction, Fundamental Definitions and Phenomena

  • Jürgen Warnatz
  • Ulrich Maas
  • Robert W. Dibble

Abstract

Combustion is the oldest technology of mankind; it has been used for more than one million years. At present, about 90% of our worldwide energy support (e. g., in traffic, electrical power generation, heating) is provided by combustion; therefore it is really worthwhile studying this process.

Keywords

Combustion Methane Furnace Ethyl Benzene 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Warnatz
    • 1
  • Ulrich Maas
    • 2
  • Robert W. Dibble
    • 3
  1. 1.Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschaftliches RechnenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Technische VerbrennungUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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