student profile: Mr Mohamed Marei


Thesis work

Thesis title: Heterogeneous Chemical Kinetics at High Temperatures in Micro Combustion

Supervisors: Assaad MASRI

Thesis abstract:

Micro-combustion is a relatively new field of research that is fast evolving due to interest in micro-power generation systems. A challenging problem here is the loss of flame stability because of the large surface to volume ratio of micro-combustors results in significant interactions of the gas with the surrounding solid surfaces hence resulting in thermal and/or radical quenching. The thesis is related to the area of micro-combustion with a focus on surface-gas interactions. The research is ultimately aimed at developing improved chemical kinetics for heterogeneous catalytic systems to improve high-temperature processes as relevant to the chemical processing and power conversion industries. Both numerical and experimental studies are going to be investigated.

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