Karin Munch

Universitetslektor at Department of Applied Mechanics, 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

Projects

2013–2016

Butanol as a fuel for Diesel engines

Ingemar Denbratt Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Karin Munch Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Tankai Zhang Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2015

Waste Heat Recovery

Ingemar Denbratt Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Sven B Andersson Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Gunnar Latz Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Karin Munch Department of Applied Mechanics, Combustion
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2016

Performance Analysis of a Reciprocating Piston Expander and a Plate Type Exhaust Gas Recirculation Boiler in a Water-Based Rankine Cycle for Heat Recovery from a Heavy Duty Diesel Engine

Gunnar Latz, Olof Erlandsson, Thomas Skåre et al
Energies. Vol. 9 (7), p. 495
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

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

Tankai Zhang, Karen Munch, Ingemar Denbratt et al
SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. Vol. 8 (3)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

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

Gunnar Latz, Sven Andersson, Karen Munch et al
Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Gunnar Latz, Sven Andersson, Karen Munch et al
SAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition; Detroit, MI; United States; 16 April 2013 through 18 April 2013
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

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

Gunnar Latz, Sven Andersson, Karen Munch et al
SAE World Congress 2012, Detroit, USA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1991

Technico-economic aspects on heat transformers

Per Holmberg, Karen Berntsson Munch, Thore Berntsson et al
Föredrag vid Indo-British Workshop on Industrial Energy Conservation, Pune, Indien, 6-8 februari 1991
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1990

Technico-economic aspects on heat transformers

Per Holmberg, Karen Berntsson Munch, Thore Berntsson et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1989

Heat Transformers in Industrial Processes

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

Heat transfer of nonazeotropic mixtures in a falling film evaporator

Thore Berntsson, Karen Berntsson Munch, Heinz Panholzer et al
ASHRAE:s Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 23-27 June 1985: - ASHRAE Transactions. Vol. 91 (1), p. 1337-1350
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1985

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

Karen Berntsson Munch, Thore Berntsson,
IIR Conference "Comission E2 - Heat Pumps and Energy Recovery, Trondheim, 19-21 June, 1985
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1984

Stora dieseldrivna värmepumpar för uppvärmningsändamål

Karen Berntsson Munch, Thore Berntsson, David Hodgett et al
Report
1983

The preformance of large compressor driven heat pumps - System simulations

Karen Berntsson Munch, Thore Berntsson,
Föredrag vid "XVIth International Congress of Refrigeration", Paris, September 1983. Vol. 1983, p. 383-387
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1981

Better heat pumps with multi-stage processes

Karen Munch,
Föredrag vid VVS-Mässan, Göteborg, 23-28 oktober. Vol. 1981, p. 1-23
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
1981

Dieseldrivna värmepumpar i hetvattencentraler

Thore Berntsson, Karen Berntsson Munch,
VVS. Vol. 1981 (1), p. 58-63
Journal/newspaper article