1st Edition

Advances in Combustion Technology

Edited By Debi Prasad Mishra Copyright 2023
    268 Pages 133 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This edited volume on combustion technology covers recent developments and provides a broad perspective of the key challenges in this emerging field. Divided into two sections, the first one covers micro-combustion systems, hydrogen combustors, combustion systems for gas turbines and IC engines, coal combustors for power plants and gasifier systems. The second section focusses on combustion systems pertaining to aerospace including supersonic combustors, rocket engines and gel propellant combustion. Issues related to energy producing devices in power generation, process industries and aerospace vehicles and efficient and eco-friendly combustion technologies are also explained.


    • Provides comprehensive coverage of recent advances in combustion technology
    • Explains definite concepts about the design and development in combustion systems
    • Captures developments relevant for the aerospace area including gel propellant, aluminium-based propellants, gasification and gas turbines
    • Aims to introduce the combustion system in different industries
    • Expounds novel combustion systems with reference to pertinent renewable technologies

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in chemical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and thermal engineering. This book is also aimed at practicing engineers and decision makers in industry and research labs, and petroleum utilization.

    Chapter 1: Annular Microcombustor and Its Characterization
    Swarup Y. Jejurkar and Debi Prasad Mishra

    Chapter 2: Inverse Jet Flame Based Swirl Combustor
    Mahesh S. and Debi Prasad Mishra

    Chapter 3: Burner Technology for Hydrogen Fuel
    Debi Prasad Mishra and Swarup Y. Jejurkar

    Chapter 4: Flameless Combustion with Liquid Fuels for Ultra-Low Emissions from Combustion Systems
    Saurabh Sharma and Sudarshan Kumar

    Chapter 5: Combustion Aspects of Non-Conventional Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
    Vijayashree and V. Ganesan

    Chapter 6: Design of Downdraft Biomass Gasifier Systems and Naturally Aspirated Producer Gas Burners
    M.R. Ravi and Sangeeta Kohli

    Chapter 7: Trapped Vortex Combustor for Gas Turbine Application
    Debi Prasad Mishra and PK Ezhil Kumar

    Chapter 8: Supersonic Combustion Ramjet Technology
    V. Ramanujachari

    Chapter 9: Advances in Gel Propellant Combustion Technology
    Manisha B. Padwal and Debi Prasad Mishra

    Chapter 10: Development Study of Aluminized Fuel-Rich Propellant
    Nikunj Rathi and Prof. P.A. Ramakrishna


    Dr. Debi Prasad Mishra, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Design Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) Kanpur, India, is currently working as the Director of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Kolkata. He had held the Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Professional Chair in IIT Kanpur. He has been conferred with several awards and recognitions. His major areas of research interests are propulsion, combustion and atomization. He has written five textbooks and six edited books in the field of combustion and propulsion. He has published 238 research papers in international/national journals and has five patents to his credit. He has undertaken more than 37 research and consultancy projects from various agencies, research labs and industries. He has developed six online courses under the Swayam platform, a national initiative of MHRD. Besides this, he has designed and developed a unique MOOC course, "Introduction to Ancient Indian Technology" on the Swayam platform of NPTEL. He has written several articles to popularize science and technology among common people and delivered several lectures and discussions on TV and radio related to ancient science and technology and other different topics. He is well known as a motivational speaker and is very popular among youth circles.