SOURCE: ClearSign Combustion Corporation

ClearSign Combustion Corporation

February 25, 2013 09:15 ET

ClearSign Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ Technology to Be Featured in Next Edition of Major Combustion Industry Reference Textbook

CTO Joe Colannino Invited to Contribute Chapter to Upcoming Combustion Reference Publication, "The Coen & Hamworthy Combustion Handbook: Fundamentals for Power, Marine, & Industrial Applications"

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) -  ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR) today announced that CTO Joe Colannino has been invited to submit a chapter describing ClearSign's Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ (ECC™) technology for "The Coen & Hamworthy Combustion Handbook: Fundamentals for Power, Marine, & Industrial Applications," edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D. This book is anticipated to be an important reference text in the combustion industry in the United States and worldwide.

The chapter, entitled "Introduction to Electrodynamic Combustion Control Technology," will be the first full chapter description of the technology published anywhere.

CEO Rick Rutkowski said, "As a company we are gratified to have this opportunity for Joe to share much of what we are learning on the leading edge of development in this promising new area of combustion systems engineering. This will be Joe's fifth contribution to books in the combustion and air pollution control industries, and it's exciting to know that, with the publication of this text, ECC technology will begin to take its place as a part of the formal body of knowledge in the industrial burner and combustion systems design discipline."

Joe Colannino added, "I was very pleased to have the honor of writing this chapter and to place ECC technology before the combustion industry at large. The invitation follows the positive reception ClearSign received after presenting the technology at the American Flame Research Council's annual meeting in Salt Lake City last November.

"I have had the privilege of working with both the editor, Dr. Charles E. Baukal, and the publisher, CRC Press, before. CRC Press published my earlier book, 'Combustion Modeling, A Practical Approach' in 2006, and I had the good fortune to have contributed three chapters to the first edition of 'The John Zink Combustion Handbook' as well as contributing to the second edition, both edited by Dr. Baukal."

Prior to joining ClearSign, Joe Colannino was the head of global R&D at John Zink Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and a worldwide leader in the supply of combustion and air pollution control equipment to the energy industry. There, his responsibilities included management of intellectual property, oversight of John Zink's testing facility and of the John Zink Institute, which trains more than 1,000 students per year in various aspects of combustion. Joe is a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years' experience in the combustion industry and has written and reviewed problems appearing on the NCEES professional engineering exam, given in all 50 states for professional engineering licensure. Joe's areas of expertise include R&D management, combustion, pollutant formation and control, and statistical experimental design. Past and present memberships include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Statistical Association and the National Association of Professional Engineers.

About ClearSign Combustion Corporation

ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. Our Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ (ECC™) platform technology improves control of flame shape and heat transfer and optimizes the complex chemical reactions that occur during combustion in order to minimize harmful emissions. For more information about the Company, please visit

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