The editors have assembled a world-class group of contributors who address the questions the combustion diagnostic community faces. They are chemists who identify the species to be measured and the interfering substances that may be present; physicists, who push the limits of laser spectroscopy and laser devices and who conceive suitable measurement schemes; and engineers, who know combustion systems and processes. This book assists in providing guidance for the planning of combustion experiments, in judging research strategies and in conceiving new ideas for combustion research. It provides a snapshot of the available diagnostic methods and thier typical applications from the perspective of leading experts in the field.
"…this treatise on laser-based optical combustion diagnostics is both timely and important. It consists of authoritative articles by an international group of experienced researchers, covering state-of-the art of laser probes applied to different aspects of combustion. …for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and for researchers, they will serve as a very useful entry point to combustion research with laser probes. Chemistry and chemical engineering collections will find this book to be a worthy edition. E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 4 - April 2003. Robert Michaelson, Science and Engineering Librarian, Northwestern University Science and Engineering Library.."
"… a thorough and readable review of the present state-of-the-art for laser-based combustion diagnostics… …the publication quality of the book is very high; the chapters are well-organized and readable, the reference lists at the end of each chapter are extensive and up-to-date, and the quality of the figures is excellent throughout the book. A list of abbreviations at the end of the book is a nice feature, especially for readers who do not have extensive laser diagnostic experience. …this will be a valuable book for both combustion reseachers with little or no experience with laser diagnostics as well as for those who have extensive laser diagnostic experience. - Combustion and Flame, 133(2003) 507-508, Robert P. Lucht, Purdue University."
Preface 1. Introduction Part I. Techniques 2. Detection of Minor Species with Laser Techniques Kermit C Smyth and David R Crosley 3. Coherent Techniques for Measurements with Intermediate Concentrations Thomas Dreier and Paul Ewart 4. Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy for Concentration Measurements Andrew McIIroy and Jay B Jeffries 5. Short-Pulse Techniques: Picosecond Fluorescence, Energy Transfer and 'Quench-Free' Measurements Andreas Brockhinke and Mark A Linne 6. Measurement of Temperature in Laboratory Flames and Practical Devices Winifried P Stricker 7. Flow Field Diagnostics Richard B Miles 8. Multi-Dimensional Diagnostics in Space and Time Clemens F Kaminski and Marshall B Long 9. Laser-Induced Incandecence Robert J Santoro and Christopher R Shaddix Part II. Applications 10. Fuel-Rich Chemistry and Soot Precursors Burak Atakan, Heidi Bohm and Katharina Kohse-Hoinghaus 11. Combustion Chemistry of Fire Supression Bradley A Williams 12. Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) Vibrational Spectroscopy As a Means for the Investigation of Catalytic Combustion Hans-Robert Volpp and Jurgen Wolfrum 13. Pah and Soot Diagnostics by Optical Techniques Alfred Leipertz, Frederik Ossler and Marcus Alden 14. Multiscalar Diagnostics in Turbulent Flames Robert S Barlow, Campbell D Carter and Robert W Pitz 15. Laser Diagnostics for Droplet Measurements for the Study of Fuel Injection and Mixing in Gas Turbines and I C Engines Douglas A Greenhalgh and Mark Jermy 16. Optical Measurements in Di Diesel Engines Thierry Baritaud 17. Optical Diagnostics in Di Gasoline Engines Werner Hentschel 18. Tunable Diode Laser Sensing and Combustion Control Mark G Allen, Edward R Furlong and Ronald K Hanson Part III. Perspectives 19. Diagnostics for Detailed Kinetic Modeling Gregory P Smith 20. Diagnostics For Catalytic Combustion Olaf Deutschmann and Jurgen Warnatz 21. Sensor Requirements for Combustion Control Nicolas Docquier and Sebastien Candel 22. Diagnostic Challenges for Gas Turbine Combustor Model Validation Andreas Dreizler and Johannes Janicka 23. Opportunities for Diagnostics in the Combustion Synthesis of Materials Kenneth Brezinsky 24. Diagnostic Requirements for Toxic Emission Control Catherine P Koshland and Susan L Fischer 25. On-Line Trace Analysis for Time-Resolved Monitoring of Organic Combustion Effluents Ulrich Boesl 26. Tunable Infrared Laser Differential Absorption Spectroscopy (Tildas) Sensors for Combustion Exhaust Pollutant Quantification M S Zahniser, D D Nelson and C E Kolb 27. Continuing Developments