PUBLICATIONS

 

   K.C. Adiga Ph. D.

   Selected Publications on Fire Science

  • K.C.Adiga, "NanoMist-A Breakthrough Water Fog with Pseudo Gas Performance," Fire Safety Magazine, Spring 2007, FS World Online (). 

  • K.C.Adiga et al., "A Computational and Experimental Study of Ultra-Fine Water Mist as a Total Flooding Agent,"  42:150-160 (2007).

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E. Ramaker, P.A. Tatem and F.W. Williams,"Modeling Pool-Like Gas Flames of Propane," , 14, 241-250 (1989).

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E. Ramaker, P.A. Tatem and F.W. Williams.,"Numerical Predictions for a Simulated Methane Fire," , 16:443-458 (1990).

  • K.C. Adiga, Heather D. Willauer, Ramagopal Ananth, Frederick W. Williams "Implications of droplet breakup and formation of ultra-fine mist in blast mitigation,"  Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 363-369 (2009).

  • Adiga, K. C.; Hatcher, R. F., Jr.; Forssell, E. W.; Scheffey, J. L.; DiNenno, P. J.; Back, G. G.; Farley, J. P.; Williams, F. W.; Electronic Space Fire Protection: False Deck Mockup Fire Testing of Nanomist Systems, HOTWC 2005.

  • K. C. Adiga and Robert F. Hatcher, Jr., Eric W. Forssell, Joseph L. Scheffey, Philip J. DiNenno and Gerard G. Back, John P. Farley and Frederick W. Williams, "Electronic Space Fire Protection: Scaled-up False Deck Fire Testing of Ultra-Fine Water Mist," Proceedings SFPE Symposium: Advances in Fire Protection Technologies, October 18-19, 2005, San Diego, CA. 

  • Adiga, K.C, "A CFD Study of the Effects of Inlet Droplet Variables on Water Mist Fire Suppression Efficiency,"36th Intersociety Conference on SFPE Energy, Savannah, August 30, 2001. 

  • Adiga, K.C and H. D. Ladouceur, "Numerical Simulation of Water Mist Mass Flow Effects on Fire Cooling Behavior," Paper presented at the Eastern Section of the Combustion Institute, Fall Technical Meeting, Hilton Head, SC., December 3-5, 2001. 

  • Adiga, K.C and H. D. Ladouceur, "Implications of Nanoscale Water Mist in Fire Suppression Within Electronic Data Center,"Poster Session paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, June 16-21 (2002), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, USA. 

  • Adiga, K.C, Adiga, R, and Hatcher, Jr. R.F., "Self-entraining Ultra-fine Water Mist Technology for New Generation Fire Protection," paper presented at the Workshop on Fire Suppression Technology, February 25-27, 2003, Mobile, Alabama. 

  • Adiga, K.C. and Williams, F. W., "Ultra-Fine Water Mist As A Total Flooding Agent: A Feasibility Study," Paper presented at HOTWC 2004, Albuquerque, NM, May 4-6, 2004. 

  • Adiga, K.C., "NanoMist Suppresses Fire,"Fluent CFD Spring News Letter Article 2004. 

  • Sheinson, R. S.; Williams, F. W.; Ayers, S.; Adiga, K. C.; Hatcher, R. F., Jr., Feasibility Evaluation Study of Very Fine Water Mist as a Total Flooding Fire Suppression Agent for Flammable Liquid Fires, HOTWC, 2004. 

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E. Ramaker, P.A. Tatem and F.W. Williams, "Numerical Modeling of Freely Burning Pool Fires," Proceedings of the , Vol.1, p. 83 (1986), ITSEMAP, Avila, Spain, October 7-9, (1986).OTWC, 2004. 

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E. Ramaker, P.A. Tatem and F.W. Williams,"Numerical Calculations on Heptane Pool Fires with Emphasis on Soot Formation and Radiation," , NBS, Gaithersburg, MD, Nov 2-6, (1987), Paper No. 22. 

  • H.D. Ladouceur and K.C. Adiga, "The Application of Abel Inversion to Combustion Diagnostics," in  (Ed) P.C. Sabatier, World Scientific Publishing Co.(1988). 

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E.Ramaker, P.A.Tatem and F.W. Williams, "Theory and Analysis of Liquid Pool Fires," , Clear Water Beach, FL, December 7-9, (1988), Paper No. 66. 

  • K.C. Adiga, D.E. Ramaker, P.A. Tatem and F.W. Williams, "Modeling Thermal Radiation in Liquid Pool Fires," Proceedings of , Tokyo, Japan, June 13-17, (1988). Publication: Hemisphere Publishing Co. New York, (1989). 
    Publications on Rocket Propellant Combustion

  • K.C. Adiga, K.C. Patil, S.R. Jain and V.R. Pai Verneker, "Thermal Reactivity of Ammonium Perchlorate Recrystallized from Liquid Ammonia," , 34, 209, (1979). 

  • S.R. Jain, K.C. Adiga and V.R. Pai Verneker, "Combustion of Ammonium Perchlorate Based Solid Propellant in Presence of Methylammonium Perchlorates," . 35, 255 (1981). 

  • S.R. Jain, K.C. Adiga and V.R. Pai Verneker, "A New Approach to Thermochemical Calculation of Condensed Fuel-Oxidizer Systems,  40, 77 (1981). Total citations  (October, 2015). 

  • S.R. Jain, K.C. Adiga and V.R. Pai Verneker, "Thermochemistry and Lower Combustion Limits of Ammonium Perchlorates in the Presence of Methylammonium Perchlorates," , 40, 113(1981). 

  • R. Sunder Rajan, K.C. Adiga and S.R. Jain, "Energetics of the Condensed Ternary Fuel-Oxidizer Systems," , 41, 243 (1981). 

  • S.R. Jain, K.C. Adiga and V.R. Pai Verneker, "Combustion Studies on Ammonium Perchlorate/Trimythyl-ammonium Perchlorate Mixtures," , 45, 23 (1982). 

  • K.C. Adiga and D.O. Shah, "Rheology and Stability of Coal-oil and Coal-Oil-alcohol Dispersions," , 4, 271 (1982). 

  • K.C. Adiga, Y.K. Pithapurwala, D.O. Shah and B.M. Moudgil,"Rheology of Coal Slurries in No.2 Oil and Ethanol Blends: Effect of Water," , 22, 402 (1983). 

  • K.C. Adiga, Y.K. Pithapurwala, D.O. Shah and B.M. Moudgil,"Coal Slurries in Mixed Liquid Fuels: Rheology and Ignition Characteristics," , 18, 59 (1988). 

  • K.C. Adiga, V.R. Pai Verneker, D.O. Shah and B.M. Moudgil,"Effect of Cleaning on Coal Combustion," , 18, 80 (1988). 

  • K.C. Adiga and D.O. Shah, "On the Vaporization Behavior of Water-in-Oil Microemulsions," , 80:412-414(1990). 

  • B.M. Moudgil, K.C. Adiga and D.O. Shah, "Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Successively Floated Coal Fractions," , November, 223 (1988). 

  • K.C. Adiga, V.R. Pai Verneker, D.O. Shah and B.M. Moudgil,"On the Ignition Characteristics of Coal/Water Slurries," Paper presented at , Tampa, FL, April 25-27, (1983). 

  • B.M. Moudgil, K.C. Adiga and D.O. Shah, "Coal Cleaning: Effect of Stage Flotation on Ignition and Combustion Processes," Paper presented at , California, February 26-March 1, (1984). 

  • K.C. Adiga and D.O. Shah,"Reduced Soot Formation by Water-in-Oil Microemulsions of Diesel and Kerosene," Paper presented at the , June 6-8, (1984). 

   Patents (Dr. K.C.Adiga)

  1. US 7,834,225 Method and device for separation of liquid mixtures without thermal distillation 

  2. US 7,744,786 Method and device for manufacturing extremely fine particles and porous materials by controlled low temperature drying 

  3. US 7,524,442 Method and device for manufacturing extremely fine particles and porous materials by controlled low temperature drying 

  4. US 7,488,171 Gas micro burner 

  5. US 7,326,382 Apparatus and method for fine mist sterilization or sanitation using a biocide 

  6. US 7,264,773 Method for bioeradication using fine mist of biocide solutions 

  7. US 7,231,923 Smoking article including a catalytic smoke reformer 

  8. US 7,090,028 Fire suppression using water mist with ultrafine size droplets 

  9. US 7,004,261 Microemulsion mists as fire suppression agents 

  10. US 6,955,063 Cooling of electronics and high density power dissipation systems by fine-mist flooding 

  11. US 6,827,573 Gas micro burner 

  12. US 6,598,607 Non-combustible smoking device and fuel element 

  13. US 6,592,361 Process for pre-heating a hydro-fuel and producing in-situ steam for cooking 

  14. US 6,536,442 Lighter integral with a smoking article 

  15. US 6,532,965 Smoking article using steam as an aerosol-generating source 

  16. US 6,474,420 Device and method for controlling fire 

  17. US 5,908,033 Tobacco drying apparatus 

  18. US 5,720,306 Tobacco drying apparatus 

  19. US 6,474,420 Device and method for controlling fire 

  20. US 4,469,486 Stable blend of coal and diesel oil 

  21. US 4,453,947 Low viscosity stable mixtures of coal and fuel oil containing alcohol 

  22. US 8,790,575 Method and apparatus for removing residual biocide from a decontamination area 

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