Research and Facilities

Combustion and Pollution Control

The Research Centre for Combustion and Pollution Control (CPC) has been established since 2001. During the previous 10 years, the CPC Research Centre successfully develops a critical mass to deal with combustion-related air pollution problems. Because of our excellent effort in serving the industry, PolyU is recognized as a very good partner in dealing with the combustion-related air pollution problems in Hong Kong, or perhaps, the Pearl River Delta region.

  • Introduction

    During the previous 10 years, the CPC Research Centre makes the best effort to excel PolyU and the achievements can be recognized from the following indicators:

    • There are many research projects conducted and more than half of them are supported by external funding.
    • There are various activities performed with significant contribution to teaching and learning (including program development) with the aid of our research work.
    • There are many research students graduated or working under our supervision.
    • There are many prestigious international journal papers published and many conference proceedings presented.
    • There are several conferences, seminars and workshops organized.
    • The key members have obtained very good SCI citation counts.
    • There are several consultancy projects conducted.
    • There are several patents granted in burner design and development of air pollution control systems.
  • Membership

    Membership of CPC

    NameInstitute
    Prof. CS Cheung (Centre Director)ME/PolyU
    Prof. TL Chan (Deputy Centre Director)ME/PolyU
    Prof. WWF LeungME/PolyU
    Prof. CW LeungME/PolyU
    Dr WT HungCSE/PolyU
    Dr Z NingSEE/CityU
    Dr LK SzeExova Warringtonfire – Hong Kong
    Dr KK TongDah Chong Hong (Motor Service)
    Dr TT WongME/PolyU
    Dr P ZhangME/PolyU
    Dr L AnME/PolyU

    Affiliated members of CPC

    NameInstitute
    Dr YS ChoyME/PolyU
    Dr RCK LeungME/PolyU
    Dr WO WongME/PolyU
  • Objectives

    The CPC Research Centre is established to create and develop a critical mass in the fundamental and applied studies of combustion-related air pollution problems and their control. The specific objectives are:

    1. To acquire funding to support research activities in dealing with energy utilization from combustion processes and control of the air pollution problems generated by the mobile and stationary sources. A major emphasis will be on the outputs and impacts of these activities including application of created knowledge to help the industry and community, publication of quality papers, and training of research students in the relevant areas.
    2. To provide professional services to the Government/industry/community in solving problems related to combustion-related air pollution, through carrying out consulting projects, arrangement of technical workshops and seminars, and development of engineering and scientific devices/systems/strategies.
    3. To underpin graduate/undergraduate teachings with knowledge created from research and development works. Efforts will be made to improve and develop the academic program curriculum in tackling the transportation-related air pollution control, and design of environmental-friendly combustion systems and products. Efforts will also be made to provide graduate/undergraduate final year projects in the relevant areas.
  • External Collaborations

    Members of the CPC Research Centre maintain a very good collaboration in research and academic activities with other departments of PolyU, as well as other universities and institutions, both local and overseas. Through the implementation of these activities, excellent partnerships have been established in conducting research projects and developing program curriculum with the following universities/institutions:

    • McGill University, Canada
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    • Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
    • Tsinghua University, China
    • University of Science and Technology of China, China
    • Xi’an Jiaotong University, China      
    • Zhejiang University, China
    • The Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, China
    • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, HKSAR, China
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKSAR, China
    • The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China
    • Institution of Engineering Designers, UK
    • Purdue University, USA
  • Representative Research Projects
    • Emission and thermal characteristics of gas-fired premixed or diffusion flame burning gaseous hydrocarbon fuel enriched with hydrogen fuel
    • Highly efficient and permeable polymer based nano-fiber filter media for removal of sub-micron aerosols suspended in air
    • Innovation in wound dressing for improved wound healing with minimized infection
    • Study on combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine fuelled with blended diesel/oxygenate or bio-diesel blended with oxygenate
    • A multi-scale aerosol dynamics and pollutant dispersion model
    • Vehicular aerosol concentration and dispersion from on-road vehicles using the multi-scale simulation
    • Pollutant concentrations of moving vehicles in urban road microenvironments
    • Measurement and dispersion prediction of ultra-fine particle and gaseous emissions from on-road vehicles in Hong Kong
  • Laboratories
  • Facilities

    The CPC Research Centre is well equipped with equipments and facilities for measuring, monitoring and simulation of gaseous and particulate pollutants including:

    I.
    Gas Analyzer(HC,NOX CO, CO2, SO2)
    II.
    On-road Remote Sensing Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Testing System
    III.
    Particulate Mass Analyser

    IV.
    Engine Dynamometer Test Bed
    V.
    Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Test Bed
    VI.
    Simulation of Vehicular Emissions

    VII.
    Experimental Investigations of Flames