Combustion kinetics-- Guest lecture given by Professor Olivier Herbinet

This lecture includes three parts: 1) Phenomena Observed in the Combustion of Hydrocarbons, 2) Generalities about Gas-Phase Kinetics, 3) Modeling of the oxidation of Fuels.

Outline of the lecture:

1) Phenomena Observed in the Combustion of Hydrocarbons

  • Slow Oxidation - Cool Flames – Ignition

  • Relationship between structure and reactivity

  • Nature of reaction products

  • Influence of conditions on the kinetics


2) Generalities about Gas-Phase Kinetics

  • Activation mode

  • Molecularity – Fall off Effect

  • Radical Reaction Mechanisms


3) Modeling of the oxidation of Fuels

  • Oxidation Chemistry at Low and High Temperatures

  • Elementary Reactions Involved in Mechanisms

  • Origin of the NTC

  • Estimation of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Data

  • Model Performance and kinetic analysis


Time: 10.15, March 8th, 2022

Location: C330b, Kemistintie 1. Zoom meeting is available. Please join with this link:

Duration: 50 minutes

Presenter Information

Olivier Herbinet


Olivier Herbinet (male) is an Associate Professor at the University of Lorraine since 2007. He is a specialist in the use of continuous flow reactors (e.g., jet-stirred reactor and flow tube reactors) for the study of gas-phase reactions (oxidation and pyrolysis) of organic compounds, using a wide range of diagnostics from gas chromatography to mass spectrometry with ionization using synchrotron radiation. These studies led to 82 peer-reviewed publications (h-factor = 31 (WoS)). 

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