Chemical and optical advanced diagnostics for Smart Energy Carriers conversion monitoring

Challenge: Improvement and development of new diagnostic tools


  • Develop/optimize innovative diagnostic tools and procedures for identification and quantification of chemical intermediate/markers in SECs combustion.
  • Adapt advanced diagnostics to complex systems (e.g. engines, furnaces, household applications, etc.).

Detailed description of the WG3 activities can be found here (extract from the Action’s Memorandum of Understanding)

Advancement of the activities

Within the last report period, considerable progress has been made in processing of quantification and validation of fundamental combustion properties. The collaboration of several COST participants has resulted in fruitful discussions on already existing measurement data and how to progress in the future, e.g. particularly for the field of burning velocities/flame speeds.

Within the scope of diagnostic tools very good efforts were made in the area of accuracies in mass spectroscopy. The focus of the work was on the influence of the sampling probe as well as efforts to improve calibration data and data reduction procedures. The adaption of chemiluminescence measurements on real “applied” systems for non-intrusive detection of local flame fronts has progressed considerably.

Furthermore, laser-based measurements methods were used for particle formation within combustion processes. The focus within the next period should be a further integration of diagnostic tools to complex systems.

Stefan Voss

Working Group Leader

Institute of Thermal Engineering TU Bergakademie Freiberg Germany


Tina Kasper

Working Group Vice-Leader

Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics, University of Duisburg-Essen