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BME Combustion Research Group

about us

One step towards a sustainable future

Pollutant emission and fossil fuel utilization greatly contribute to climate change. Due to our immense energy demand, it is impossible to switch into green energy sources immediately. Therefore, the best solution is improving our technologies and expand it towards renewable energy carriers.

Combustion is a rather challenging field since it involves simultaneous mass and energy transfer, reaction kinetics, fluid dynamics, and acoustics – all linked together. Regardless of that, we are using fire for thousands of years.

Recent publications

Empirical correlation for spray half cone angle in plain-jet airblast atomizers

András Urbán, Bálint Katona, Milan Malý, Jan Jedelský, Viktor Józsa

Fuel, 277, paper 118197, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118197

Ultra-low emission combustion of diesel-coconut biodiesel fuels by a mixture temperature-controlled combustion mode

Viktor Józsa, Gyöngyvér Hidegh, Attila Kun-Balog, Jo-Han Ng, Cheng Tung Chong

Energy Conversion and management, 214, paper 112908, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112908, REAL: 108458

Application of big data analysis technique on high-velocity airblast atomization: Searching for optimum probability density function

András Urbán, Axel Groniewsky, Milan Malý, Viktor Józsa, Jan Jedelský

Fuel, 271, paper 117792, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.117792

Sound Pressure Level Analysis of a Liquid-Fueled Lean Premixed Swirl Burner with Various Quarls

Gergely I. Novotni, Viktor Józsa

Acoustics, 2(1), 131-146, 2020, DOI: 10.3390/acoustics2010010

Involving students

Teaching activity

BSc, MSc, and semester projects

The CRG is open for all students for projects and theses in the field of combustion. Due to its complexity, solid basic knowledge of heat engines and combustion technology is advised.

Scientific Conference of Students

There is a unique opportunity in Hungary for all university students to annually compete in a scientific conference either alone or in a group. The national round is organized biennially.


Members of CRG are involved in teaching several subjects. These are focusing on thermodynamics and heat transfer, steam and gas turbines, combustion, measurements in energy, heat engines, diagnostics, and numerical methods.