combustion combustion  /kəm ˈbəs tʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  2. (n) a state of violent disturbance and excitement
  3. (n) the act of burning something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. NO combustion process for converting fuel to forward motion is perfect.
  2. Combustion is spontaneous, a result of heat in the cylinder rather than a spark plug, similar to the way a diesel engine operates.
  3. The sulfur dioxide produced in coal combustion poses an immediate threat to the health of China's citizens, contributing to about 400,000 premature deaths a year.

News

  1. Tesla battery swap a dead-end

    Tesla's demo shows how fast the Model S's battery can be swapped. (Credit: Tesla) One hundred years ago, car makers could have devised different fuel types and filling techniques for their internal combustion cars, and drivers would have had to visit a Ford station, a Dodge Station, a Chevy station, or whatever the make of their car, to fill the tank. Fortunately, gasoline and filling standards ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. New Haven manufacturer lands EPA energy grant

    Kevin Burns, president of the North Haven catalytic manufacturer Precision Combustion Inc.,recently won an EPA SBIR grant to develop technology for electricity generation.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Hartford Business Journal

  3. Combustion Gas Analyzer optimizes safety monitoring.

    Third-party certified for SIL-2 implementation in Safety Instrumented Systems, Thermox® WDG-V monitors hot, wet flue gas for excess oxygen, offering solution for combustion process control and safety. Air-operated aspirator draws sample into analyzer and returns it to process, while low-flow sample alarm monitors gas flow at sensors and provides indication of low sample flow. Mounting directly ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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Quotes

  1. Martin Winterkorn, chief executive officer of the Volkswagen group, said in a statement: "Our focus in the future will be directed more strongly at making electrically powered automobiles alongside [those] driven by more efficient combustion...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Martin Winterkorn Source: just-auto.com (subscription)

  2. "We want to be a world-class center of clean-tech innovation, and this fits into our strategy to do that," Reed said. "We hope to be the home of the electric car like Detroit was for the internal-combustion car."
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Chuck Reed Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Oil is becoming scarcer and more expensive -- and its combustion is contributing to global warming. Government regulations regarding emissions are therefore becoming stricter; customers are becoming more environment conscious and the cars are...
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Dieter Zetsche Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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