Tiziano Faravelli

Tiziano Faravelli is full professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he works since 1993. Former head of the Chemical Engineering section of the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical engineering. Former coordinator of PhD school in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Fellow of the Combustion Institute.
Professor Faravelli’s research interests refer to chemical reaction engineering of complex systems. Particularly, pyrolysis, partial oxidation and combustion modeling of gas, liquid and solid fuels, both fossil and renewable fuels; pollutant formation (NOx, SOx, PAH and soot) from combustion processes; mechanism validation and reduction; heterogeneous combustion of liquids (droplets) and solids (detailed modeling at the particle size). He is also active in the field of numerical fluidynamics of reactive flows and turbulence/kinetics interactions.

Lecture: Fuel and biofuel behavior and perspectives
As it is clear from the most recent scientific studies and from the climate changes, which even all of us experience, there is the need to carefully evaluate the energy strategies in the coming years. In this context and according to the current perspectives, is there still room for combustion?
The lesson will discuss this topic from the point of view of a researcher who has been in the combustion field for more than 30 years. The aim is to give possible answers to questions like: traditional fuels or bio/renewable fuels are still a resource? Can the world give up the combustion in a short time? Finally, what can we learn from recent researches about emissions from combustion?
Combustion efficiency, pollutant formation, bio and renewable fuel behavior and characteristics will be briefly illustrated looking at the chemistry and the kinetics of the oxidation reactions, both in stationary and transportation applications.