November 7, 2008

Library of Flames Illuminates Design of Advanced Combustion Devices

Dawn Levy

Two-thirds of the petroleum Americans use goes for transportation. The remaining one-third heats buildings and generates electricity in steam turbines. In the not-so-distant future, engines, furnaces, and power-generation devices may burn alternative fuels and employ advanced technology. Supercomputers at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) are hastening the arrival of advanced combustion devices that will consume less energy and emit fewer pollutants.

Full story at National Center for Computational Sciences