Recent advances in droplet vaporization and combustion

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Recent progress on understanding the fundamental mechanisms governing droplet vaporization and combustion are reviewed. Topics include the classical d2-Law and its limitations; the major transient processes of droplet heating and fuel vapor accumulation; effects due to variable transport property assumptions; combustion of multicomponent fuels including the miscible fuel blends, immiscible emulsions, and coal-oil mixtures, finite-rate kinetics leading to ignition and extinction; and droplet interaction. Potentially promising research topics are also suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-201
Number of pages31
JournalProgress in Energy and Combustion Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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