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Ninth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium PREFACE

Selçuk, Nevin
Beretta, Federico
Mansour, Mohy S.
D'Anna, Andrea
The Ninth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, jointly co-sponsored by the Combustion Institute and the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, was held in Rhodes, Greece, in June 2015. It was built on the success of eight 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 eptember 2007, in Corsica, France in June 2009, in Sardinia, Italy in September 2011, and in Çeşme, Izmir, Turkey in September 2013. As before, the objective of the symposium was to give combustion scientists, engineers, and students from the 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 eight invited lectures, five parallel sessions for oral presentation, and a poster session. The invited lectures were delivered by well known experts in the field (Driscoll, E. Kakaras, J. F. Egolfopoulos, G. Saracco, V. Scherer, and M. U. Alzueta). 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 research; engine, gas turbine, and spray combustion; and CO2 capture processes and new combustion concepts. Further, 170 contributed papers and 17 posters were presented together with 6 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 CD. This special issue of Combustion Science and Technology is the ninth of the series that started with the First 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. Nevin Selçuk Middle East Technical University Federico Beretta Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione Mohy S. Mansour Cairo University Andrea D’Anna University Federico II