An introduction for postgraduate and undergraduate students to the chemical and physical principles of flame and combustion phenomena. This book should be of interest to undergraduate/postgraduate chemists; chemical engineers; undergraduate/postgraduate mechanical engineers and environmental scientists; and industrial combustion technologists.
Introduction. Physiocochemical Principles. Flames. Flame Theory and Turbulent Combustion. Detonations. High Temperature and Flame Chemistry. Low Temperature Chemistry. Thermal Ignition. Isothermal Chain Branching and Chain-thermal Interactions. Ignition, Extinction and Oscillatory Phenomena. Aspects of Mixed and Condensed Phase Combustion. Combustion Hazards. Internal Combustion Engines and Fuels. Combustion and the Environment. Answers to Problems. References. Index.