MECH 558


Catalog Description: This course presents the concepts of chemically reacting systems (flames) along with many practical applications. Topics include chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, premixed laminar flames, diffusion flames and environmental issues.


 Instructor: Anthony J. Marchese                                     

Office: A103 H Engineering

Lab: Engines and Energy Conversion Lab
Phone: (970) 491-2328

home and objectives


Active: Methane Emissions from the U.S. Natural Gas Supply Chain Ultrasonic Harvesting of Microalgae Advanced Biofuels Combustion and Characterization Laboratory Reduced Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms for High BMEP Natural Gas Engines  Dual Fuel Natural Gas/Diesel Engines Development of Tier 4 Biomass Gasifier CookstovesRapid Compression Machine for Chemical Kinetics of Biofuels HCCI Performance of Alcohol/Alkyl Ester Blends Development of a Thermophoretic Sampling System for Engineered Nanoparticles Conversion of Beef Tallow into High Quality Biofuels Characterization of Physical and Chemical Properties of Algal Methyl Esters and Renewable DieselMeasurement of Direct Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Microalgae Cultivation Combustion Chemistry of Algae-Derived BiofuelsEngine Emissions from Algal Methyl EstersLocomotive Diesel EmissionsMethy Ester Droplet Combustion1.1 Second Drop Tower for Microgravity Combustion ExperimentsBiodiesel Chemical Kinetics

Archive: Microgravity Droplet Combustion ExperimentsResults from STS-94 Space Shuttle Mission Multi-Component Droplet Combustion ModelingEdge FlamesHeavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions

course outline and notes
homework assignments
combustion links
combustion research
rules and grading

Colorado State University • Fort Collins, CO 80523 • Phone / 970.491.2328
Contact with questions, problems or comments.
2015 Anthony J. Marchese.