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Combustion Science

Combustion Research is motivated by the premise that through the development of a detailed understanding of flame chemistry (and the interaction of fluid mechanics and chemistry) we will be able to maximize efficiency and minimize pollution. Combustion still accounts for the majority of energy produced by mankind and the combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for 80% of the energy produced from combustion. Nonetheless, sustainable economic growth will require displacing the fossil fuel production of energy (especially for transportation) with the design of new fuels and fuel blends deprived from bio-derived fuels or even from the carbon in atmospheric carbon dioxide.


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