Soot in Combustion Systems and Its Toxic Properties

  • J. Lahaye
  • G. Prado

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction Session

    1. William G. Thilly
      Pages 1-12
    2. E. Boyland
      Pages 13-24
    3. Donald Rivin, Avrom I. Medalia
      Pages 25-35
  3. Mechanisms of Soot Formation and Burnout

    1. Jack B. Howard, James D. Bittner
      Pages 57-93
    2. J. D. Bittner, J. B. Howard, H. B. Palmer
      Pages 95-125
    3. Jürgen Warnatz
      Pages 127-143
    4. Gilles Prado, Jacques Lahaye, Brian S. Haynes
      Pages 145-161
    5. George W. Smith
      Pages 163-170
    6. Heinz Georg Wagner
      Pages 171-195
    7. H. F. Calcote
      Pages 197-215
    8. Klaus H. Homann, Eckhard Ströfer
      Pages 217-242
    9. Felix J. Weinberg
      Pages 243-257
    10. Jean-Baptiste Donnet, Jacques Lahaye
      Pages 259-271
  4. Aerodynamics of Sooty Flames

    1. Marcel Barrère
      Pages 273-307
    2. J. M. Beér, M. Toqan, W. Farmayan, M. T. Jacques, G. Prado
      Pages 309-326
  5. Optical Diagnostics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-433

About this book


Our interest in Mulhouse for carbon black and soot began some 30 years ago when J.B. Donnet developed the concept of surface chemistry of carbon and its involvement in interactions with gas, liquid and solid phases. In the late sixties, we began to study soot formation in pyrolytic systems and later on in flames. The idea of organ1z1ng a meeting on soot formation originated some four or five years ago, through discussions among Professor J.B. Howard, Dr. A. D'Alessio and ourselves. At that time the scientific community was becoming aware of the necessity to strictly control soot formation and emission. Being involved in the study of surface properties of carbon black as well as of formation of soot, we realized that the combustion community was not always fully aware of the progress made by the physical-chemists on carbon black. Reciprocally, the carbon specialists were often ignoring the research carried out on soot in flames. One objective of this workshop was to stimulate discussions between these two scientific communities. During the preparation of the meeting, and especially during the review process by the Material Science Committee of the Scientific Affairs Division of N.A.T.O. the toxicological aspect emerged as being an important component to be addressed during the workshop. To reflect these preoccupations we invited biologists, physical­ chemists and engineers, all leaders in their field. The final programme is a compromise of the different aspects of the subject and was divided in five sessions.


chemistry combustion control emission engine liquid material phase preparation research solid surface

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Lahaye
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Prado
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research on the Physico-Chemistry of Solid SurfacesC.N.R.S.MulhouseFrance
  2. 2.University of Haute-AlsaceMulhouseFrance

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