Karin Munch

Docent at Chalmers University of Technology, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion

My research deals with Waste heat Recovery from Diesel engines and how new Biofuels function in Diesel engines. The behavior of mixtures is an important question in both fields. My overall goal is to contribute to a more sustainable society with emphasis on energy consumption and to decrease the emissions of greenhouse gases and the following climate change. There are many connections between the projects and my teaching in Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and applied energy technology.

Source: chalmers.se

Publications

2018

Performance and emissions of long-chain alcohols as drop-in fuels for heavy duty compression ignition engines

Josefine Preuß, Karin Munch, Ingemar Denbratt
Fuel. Vol. 216, p. 890-897
Journal article
2018

Thermodynamic Cycle and Working Fluid Selection for Waste Heat Recovery in a Heavy Duty Diesel Engine

Jelmer Johannes Rijpkema, Sven B Andersson, Karin Munch
SAE Technical Papers. Vol. 2018-April
Journal article
2017

Thermodynamic potential of Rankine and flash cycles for waste heat recovery in a heavy duty Diesel engine

Jelmer Johannes Rijpkema, Karin Munch, Sven B Andersson
Energy Procedia. Vol. 129, p. 746-753
Paper in proceedings
2017

Combustion Characteristics for Partially Premixed and Conventional Combustion of Butanol and Octanol Isomers in a Light Duty Diesel Engine

Tankai Zhang, Karin Munch, Ingemar Denbratt
SAE Technical Papers. Vol. 2017-October (October)
Journal article
2016

Effect of using butanol and octanol isomers on engine performance of steady state and cold start ability in different types of Diesel engines

Tankai Zhang, Lisa Jacobsson Nilsson, Cecilia Björkholtz et al
Fuel. Vol. 184, p. 708-717
Journal article
2016

A Comparison of Drop-In Diesel Fuel Blends Containing Heavy Alcohols Considering Both Engine Properties and Global Warming Potentials

Karin Munch, Tankai Zhang
SAE Technical Papers. Vol. 2016-Octobeer
Journal article
2015

An Experimental Study on the Use of Butanol or Octanol Blends in a Heavy Duty Diesel Engine

Tankai Zhang, Karin Munch, Ingemar Denbratt
SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. Vol. 8 (3)
Journal article
2015

WATER-BASED RANKINE-CYCLE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS FOR ENGINES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Gunnar Latz, Sven B Andersson, Karin Munch
Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems
Paper in proceedings
2013

Selecting an expansion machine for vehicle waste-heat recovery systems based on the Rankine cycle

Gunnar Latz, Sven B Andersson, Karin Munch
SAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition; Detroit, MI; United States; 16 April 2013 through 18 April 2013
Conference contribution
2012

Comparison of Working Fluids in Both Subcritical and Supercritical Rankine Cycles for Waste-Heat Recovery Systems in Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Gunnar Latz, Sven B Andersson, Karin Munch
SAE World Congress 2012, Detroit, USA
Paper in proceedings
1991

Technico-economic aspects on heat transformers

Per Holmberg, Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson
Föredrag vid Indo-British Workshop on Industrial Energy Conservation, Pune, Indien, 6-8 februari 1991
Paper in proceedings
1990

Technico-economic aspects on heat transformers

Per Holmberg, Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson
Paper to be presented at Workshop on Concepts for energysavings in Heat Pumps and Refigeration Systems August 31st 1990 at The Royal Inst. of techn.,Sthlm
Paper in proceedings
1989

Heat Transformers in Industrial Processes

Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson, Per-Åke Franck et al
Report
1985

Heat transfer of nonazeotropic mixtures in a falling film evaporator

Thore Berntsson, Karin Munch, Heinz Panholzer
ASHRAE:s Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 23-27 June 1985: - ASHRAE Transactions. Vol. 91 (1), p. 1337-1350
Conference contribution
1985

Large Heat Pumps Nonazeotropic mixtures as working Fluids - some results from computer simulations

Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson
IIR Conference "Comission E2 - Heat Pumps and Energy Recovery, Trondheim, 19-21 June, 1985
Conference contribution
1984

Stora dieseldrivna värmepumpar för uppvärmningsändamål

Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson, David Hodgett
Report
1983

The preformance of large compressor driven heat pumps - System simulations

Karin Munch, Thore Berntsson
Föredrag vid "XVIth International Congress of Refrigeration", Paris, September 1983. Vol. 1983, p. 383-387
Conference contribution
1981

Better heat pumps with multi-stage processes

Karin Munch
Föredrag vid VVS-Mässan, Göteborg, 23-28 oktober. Vol. 1981, p. 1-23
Conference contribution
1981

Dieseldrivna värmepumpar i hetvattencentraler

Thore Berntsson, Karin Munch
VVS. Vol. 1981 (1), p. 58-63
Magazine article

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Projects

2015–2019

Future alternative transport fuels (Future Fuels)

Ingemar Denbratt Combustion
Karin Munch Combustion
Josefine Preuss Combustion
Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Sofia Poulikidou Physical Resource Theory
Julia Hansson Physical Resource Theory
Selma Brynolf Physical Resource Theory
Simon Harvey Energy Technology
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2016

Butanol as a fuel for Diesel engines

Ingemar Denbratt Combustion
Karin Munch Combustion
Tankai Zhang Combustion
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2015

Waste Heat Recovery

Ingemar Denbratt Combustion
Sven B Andersson Combustion
Gunnar Latz Combustion
Karin Munch Combustion
Swedish Energy Agency

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