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Elena Catalanotti
Marie Curie PhD Research Fellow
Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
University of Leeds
Houldsworth Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT
View of Naples, Italy
Education
University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Master degree in Chemistry, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, 1999-2006.
Research interest

Chemical kinetic mechanisms of combustion of biofuels.

My PhD project is based on the development of a chemical kinetic mechanism for the oxidation of a mixture of kerosene and oxygenated compounds, biofuels.

The existing mechanism AFRMv1.2, created for kerosene, will be updated and eventually modified, as the addition of biofuel takes place.

The oxygenated compounds considered in this work will be esters obtained from vegetable oil.

A different type of fuel can be also taken into account, synthetic kerosene produced through the Fisher-Tropsch process.

Once the mechanisms are complete, simulations will be achieved and compared with experimental results to test the reliability of the models.

Awards
Marie Curie Research Fellowship
Marie Curie Research Fellowship, Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics,
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, May 2007-April 2010.
CFD Research Office 3.28
Office phone: +44 (0)113 343 2481
E-mail address: pmec@leeds.ac.uk
Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK