The first International Workshop on MILD combustion took place in Naples, on January 25-26 2019. It was jointly organized with the Chemistry of Smart Energy Carriers and Technologies (SMARTCATS) Action, after the first International Conference on Smart Energy Carriers. The workshop gathered the main researchers and industrial actors working worldwide in the field of MILD combustion, to discuss open issues and opportunities in MILD combustion modelling, to review the experimental configurations (available and under development), for new modelling approaches validation and to critically assess the uncertainty associated to the existing diagnostic tools. The event was a true success with the participation of more than 60 people from 10 countries worldwide, and with invited speakers of high caliber, from both Academia and Industry. The detailed program with the presentations are provided below.

A special issue on the open-access journal Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering was also launched after the workshop (, to collect the most significant scientific contributions of the meeting as well as original research papers from researchers in the field.

Considering the success and the outcomes of the event, it was decided to create a biennial meeting series on MILD combustion.


January 24th

  • 8:45 – 9:00 – Introduction (Mara de Joannon & Alessandro Parente)

Fundamental understanding of MILD/flameless/colorless/distributed combustion

Chemical kinetics in MILD/flameless/colorless/distributed combustion

Modelling of MILD/flameless/colorless/distributed combustion, the role of finite- rate chemistry

Industrial applications and new opportunities

January 25th

  • 8:45-10:30 – Roundtable, Moderator: Antonio Cavaliere

MILD/flameless/colorless/distributed combustion in the new energy scenario: opportunities and challenges ahead. The roundtable aims at identifying the most urgent needs in the development of MILD/flameless/colorless/distributed combustion technologies, as well as discussing potential collective actions and initiatives.

Contributed presentations

  • 10:50 – 11:10 – A.Pilipodi-Best, V. Tsionsky, I. Rahinov, S. Cheskis, Tel Aviv University, The Open University of Israel – Partial methane oxidation under MILD combustion conditions
  • 11:10 – 11:30 – M.T. Lewandowski, A. Parente, J. Pozorski, Polish Academy of Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles – Extended Eddy Dissipation Concept for MILD combustion modelling based on the local Damköhler and turbulence Reynolds numbers map
  • 11:30 – 11:50 – L. Acampora, M. Lubrano Lavadera, P. Sabia, R. Ragucci, M. de Joannon, F. S. Marra, IRC-CNR – Effect of Chemical Kinetics and Heat Transfer in the Dynamics of MILD Hydrogen Combustion
  • 11:50 – 12:10 – G. Ceriello, G. Sorrentino, P. Sabia, M. de Joannon, R. Ragucci, J. van Oijen, L. P. H. de Goey, DICMAPI-Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IRC-CNR, Eindhoven University of Technology, – Modelling heat loss effects in a lab-scale cyclonic burner operating in MILD Combustion conditions
  • 12:10 – 12:30 – A. Klimanek, S. Sładek, W. Adamczyk, A. Szlęk, Silesian University of Technology, – MILD-OXY combustion of H2 for zero-emission power generation
  • 12:30 – 12:50 – P. Sabia, M. V. Manna, M. de Joannon, R. Ragucci, DICMAPI-Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IRC-CNR, – Experimental and Numerical characterization of NH3 oxidation in a model reactor