Preface: Tenth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium

Selçuk, Nevin
Mansour, Mohy S.
D'Anna, Andrea
The Tenth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, jointly co-sponsored by the Combustion Institute and the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer was held in Naples, Italy in September 17–21, 2017. It was built on the success of nine previous meetings held in Antalya, Turkey, in June 1999, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in January 2002, in Marrakech, Morocco, in June 2003, in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 2005, in Monastir, Tunisia, in September 2007, in Corsica, France, in June 2009, in Sardinia, in September 2011, in Çeşme, Izmir, Turkey, in September 2013 and in Rhodes, Greece, June 2015. As before, the objective of the symposium was to give combustion scientists, engineers and students from Mediterranean as well as from other countries, an opportunity to get together for the dissemination of the international state-of-the-art and recent advances in the field and to enhance future collaborative research activities between scientists from different countries of the region. About 280 scientists from all over the world participated in the meeting. The program included 8 keynotes and 1 plenary on a range of important and current topics, 5 parallel sessions for oral presentation and a poster session. The invited lectures were delivered by well-known experts in the field (H. Bockhorn, R. Kneer, T. Faravelli, W. Roberts, X.-S. Bai, P. Desgroux, F. Biagioli, F. Rubiera, C. Hasse). The sessions were performed on the following colloquia topics: Reaction Kinetics and Reduced Mechanisms; Pollutant Formation and Control; Combustion Diagnostics; Turbulent Combustion; Heterogeneous Combustion and Pyrolysis; Stationary Combustion Systems and Environmental Impact; Fire and Explosions; Engine, Gas Turbine and Spray Combustion; CO2 Capture Processes and New Concepts; Laminar Flames. 171 contributed papers and 43 posters were presented together with 9 invited lectures. All papers were reviewed on full manuscripts by colloquia co-chairs, advisory board members and external reviewers. Invited lectures, accepted contributed papers and abstracts of poster papers were collected together on a USB drive. This special issue of Fuel is the first devoted to the Mediterranean Combustion Symposium and contains papers selected on the basis of quality reported by the reviewers in respect of the aims and scope of the Journal.


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N. Selçuk, M. S. Mansour, and A. D’Anna, “Preface: Tenth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium,” COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, pp. 1–1, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: