Combustion and sustainable Energy Laboratory
Rapid industrialization and progress in the standard of living lead the world countries to an increasing consumption of energy. Since significant part of energy demand in the world is supplied by fossil fuels, depletion of fossil fuel resources and increasing pollutants formation are the main consequences of this modernization. Hence, scientific research on clean combustion technologies as well as renewable and sustainable energy resources has intensified to cope with resource scarcity and global warming issues. Combustion is a key element of many modern society’s critical technologies. Electric power generation, home heating, ground transportation, spacecraft and aircraft propulsion, and materials processing all use combustion to convert chemical energy to thermal energy or propulsive force.
The goal of Combustion and Sustainable Energy Laboratory (ComSEL) is to address scientific challenges of Energy Conversion and its Environmental impacts. Issues such as combustion systems modifications for reduction of pollutants (NOx, CO2, etc), improvements of combustion efficiencies of low calorific fuels, hybrid energy generation systems such as hybrid hydrogen production from renewable sources, or hybrid solar combustion system are hot areas of research in which combustion plays a key role.
Research in ComSEL includes both experimental and numerical investigations. In numerical studies various energy conversion systems as well as combustion technologies are modeled and optimized. In experimental investigations, the focus is to understand underlying physical and chemical processes as well as design and fabrication of energy and combustion systems.