Cool flames

The cool flame phenomenon A low temperature process during which the fuel is partially oxidized but not burnt. Under specific fluid flow and temperature conditions the cool flame phenomenon can be stabilized, without being influenced by the air – fuel ratio, or from the type of the fuel used.

Contact Person(s) Dr. Dimitrios Katsourinis
Dr. Dionysios Kolaitis
Relevant Project(s)
Relevant Publication(s)
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “Cool Flames”, Chapter 12 in “Handbook of Combustion, Volume 1: Fundamentals and Safety”, M. Lackner, F. Winter and A.K. Agarwal (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, ISBN 978-3-527-32449-1, 265-294 (2010).
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “On the assumption of using n-heptane as a ‘‘surrogate fuel” for the description of the cool flame oxidation of diesel oil”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32, 3197-3205 (2009)
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “A tabulated chemistry approach for numerical modelling of diesel spray evaporation in a “stabilized cool flame” environment”, Combustion and Flame 145 (1-2), 259-271 (2006)
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “Numerical modelling of transport phenomena in a diesel spray “stabilized cool flame” vaporizer”, Combustion, Science and Technology 178 (6), 1087-1115 (2006)