Particulate Carbon

Formation During Combustion

  • Donald C. Siegla
  • George W. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Soot Formation — An Overview

    1. H. Gg. Wagner
      Pages 1-29
  3. Characterization of Combustion-Formed Particulate Carbon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. D. M. Roessler, F. R. Faxvog, R. Stevenson, G. W. Smith
      Pages 57-89
    3. M. L. Lee, K. D. Bartle
      Pages 91-106
  4. Basic Mechanisms and Kinetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. J. D. Bittner, J. B. Howard
      Pages 109-142
    3. D. B. Olson, H. F. Calcote
      Pages 177-205
    4. K. G. Neoh, J. B. Howard, A. F. Sarofim
      Pages 261-282
  5. Formation during Continuous Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. R. M. Kowalik, L. A. Ruth, W. S. Blazowski
      Pages 285-297
    3. R. Farmer, R. Edelman, E. Wong
      Pages 299-320
  6. Formation during Intermittent Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. T. Kadota, N. A. Henein
      Pages 391-421
    3. H. B. Palmer
      Pages 489-492
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 493-505

About this book


The goal of the symposium, "Particulate Carbon: Formation During Combustion", held at the General Motors Research Laboratories on October 15 and 16, 1980, was to discuss fundamental aspects of soot formation and oxidation in combustion systems and to stimulate new research by extensive interactions among the participants. This book contains lhe papers and discussions of that symposium, the 26th in an annual series covering many different disciplines which are timely and of interest to both General Motors and the technical community at large. The subject of this symposium has considerable relevance for man in his effort to control and preserve his environment. Emission of particulate carbon into the atmos­ phere from combustion sources is of concern to scientists and laymen alike. The hope of reducing this emission clearly requires an understanding of its formation during the combustion process, itself an area of considerable long-term research interest. It is our hope that this symposium has served to summarize what is known so that what remains to be learned can be pursued with greater vigor.


combustion control emission environment iron oxidation research

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald C. Siegla
    • 1
  • George W. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Engine Research DepartmentGeneral Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentGeneral Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA

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