Combustion Technology

Dr.-Ing. Lars Zigan

Optical measurement techniques, combined with simulation tools and conventional pollutant emission measurements, are necessary for fundamental understanding of combustion processes regarding fuel efficiency and reduction of pollutant emission. One main working field of the group “combustion technology” is the development and application of laser diagnostics for investigation of mixture formation and complex reactive flows. Optical diagnostics are mainly focussed on imaging techniques for determination of temperature and species concentration. Besides fundamental research, the measurement techniques are applied for optimization of technical combustion system and internal combustion engines.