The CRECK Modeling Group

Detailed kinetic mechanisms and CFD of reacting flows

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The Chemical Reaction Engineering and Chemical Kinetics group has a consolidated experience in the the development of detailed and semi-detailed kinetic mechanisms of the pyrolysis, oxidation and combustion of gas, liquid and solids. The group is led by Prof. Eliseo Ranzi and Prof. Tiziano Faravelli and includes 2 full professors, 2 associate professors and 5 PhD students.

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Detailed kinetic mechanisms

Detailed kinetic models constitute a very useful tool for the proper understanding of combustion processes and the characterization of typical phenomena like ignition delays and induction times, flame structure and pollutant formation. Design, simulation, optimization and control of industrial burners, gas turbines, boilers, incinerators and gasifier are typical application, as well as the design of internal combustion engines and the formulation of new fuels. The CRECK Group has a consolidated experience of the the development of detailed and semi-detailed kinetic mechanisms of the pyrolysis, oxidation and combustion of gas, liquid and solids.


CFD of flames with detailed chemistry

Combustion devices (domestic and industrial burners, furnaces, internal combustion engines, combustors for aeromobiles, etc.) have to respect always more stringent limitations concerning the emissions of pollutant species, like CO, NOx, PAHs, soot, etc. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), coupled with detailed kinetic mechanisms, represents a fundamental tool to study such devices and to characterize them in terms of formation of pollutants. This paves the route towards a more rational design, based on predictive numerical models.


Solid fuels

The environmental concerns towards the combustion of fossil fuels drive the interest in gasification processes of biomasses, plastics, wastes and refuse derived fuels (RDF). Gasification of solid fuels is nowadays a promising alternative to direct combustion, both electric and thermal energy are viable products, together with chemicals. The low costs and the availability of raw materials, combined with its renewability in the biomass scenario, justify the interest in this technology. Nevertheless, the complexity of this process makes difficult its mathematical description.

 

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Residue2Heat Project

Marie Curie Actionsh2020

 

 

 

Find out more about the Residue2Heat Project, which received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for the development of an efficient, low emission, biomass residential heating system based on biomass pyrolysis oil.

CLEAN-Gas Project

LOGO CleanGash2020

 

 

 

Find out more about the CLEAN-Gas Project, a PhD Programme supported by the European Community through the Marie Curie Actions

Natta Lecture Award 2015

The Natta Lecture Award 2015 will be conferred to Prof. Katharina Kohse-Hoeinghaus from the University of Bielefeld on the 6th Nov. 2015 in Rogers Conference Room at 14:00

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Team members

Eliseo Ranzi

Eliseo Ranzi

Full Professor
eliseo.ranzi@polimi.it
Tiziano Faravelli

Tiziano Faravelli

Full Professor
tiziano.faravelli@polimi.it
Alessio Frassoldati

Alessio Frassoldati

Associate Professor
alessio.frassoldati@polimi.it
Alberto Cuoci

Alberto Cuoci

Associate Professor
alberto.cuoci@polimi.it
Face Bagheri

Ghobad Bagheri

PhD Candidate
ghobad.bagheri@polimi.it
Face Bodor

Agnes Bodor

PhD Candidate
agneslivia.bodor@polimi.it
Mattia Bissoli

Mattia Bissoli

PhD Candidate
mattia.bissoli@polimi.it
Paulo Eduardo Debiagi

Paulo Debiagi

PhD Candidate
pauloeduardo.debiagi@polimi.it
Giancarlo Gentile

Giancarlo Gentile

PhD Candidate
giancarlo.gentile@polimi.it
Face Pejpichestakul

W. Pejpichestakul

PhD Candidate
warumporn.pejpichestakul
Face Pelucchi

Matteo Pelucchi

PhD Candidate
matteo.pelucchi@polimi.it
Face Shamooni

Ali Shamooni

PhD Candidate
ali.shamooni@polimi.it
Face Stagni

Alessandro Stagni

Postdoctoral researcher
alessandro.stagni@polimi.it
Isabella Branca

Isabella Branca

Administration Office
isabella.branca@polimi.it

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