The Combustion Kinetics Group
Welcome to the website of the ComKin Group (Combustion Kinetics Group)!
We develop and apply modern numerical methods and experimental studies to problems arising in combustion systems, with a special emphasis on clean and sustainable energy production.
As a research group, our focus is on
- Solid renewable fuels from biomass for power production.
- Liquid and gaseous renewable fuels from biomass for transport systems.
- New zero carbon fuels for power and transport.
Our activities are related to applied science and the overall aim is to shorten the development period from research phase to the industrial application or implementation in the real world. The research conducted by the group aims to provide insight into the underlying physics and fundamentals of the combustion process, at the same time supporting engineering requirements to use the new fuels in industry,the commercial sector or the private sector.
The group's research naturally divides into two inter-related branches.
- Research into mathematical methods, which consists of the development of reactor models, computational fluid dynamics and kinetic chemistry.
- Experimental activity consisting of examination of the fundamental combustion character of fuels in engines and reactor testing.
The areas that the group has particular experience and expertise in include: reactive flow, fundamental combustion, engine modelling, fuel testing in compression ignition engines, high speed optical techniques for combustion experimentation, emissions formation, emission measurements, biomass to fuel conversion processes and gas-solid phase interactions.
The research is sponsored on various levels by the NTNU, Research Council of Norway, Nordic Energy Research, EU, and industry.
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