The Laboratory for Research in Combustion Technology (LITEC) is a joint
center participated by the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, the Regional
Government of Aragón and the University of Zaragoza. It is located in Zaragoza.
LITEC was created according to an agreement signed on May 20th 1991 as a center
participated only by CSIC and the Regional Government of Aragón. In August 1999 the
agreement was modified to include also the University of Zaragoza as a partner.
be deduced from its name, since its creation, LITEC has been preferentially devoted to
combustion research, from its most basic aspects to technological applications.
However, with the years, LITEC research subjects have broadened and now cover the
whole Fluid Mechanics area, including experimental, computational and analytical
techniques. The main research topics are basic and applied combustion, industrial
aerodynamics and hydrodynamics and pollution control.
LITEC activities are developed in the facilities located in María de Luna, 10,
50018-Zaragoza inside the Ebro River Campus, in an area known as Actur zone.
Additionally, part of the research is also developed in the Fluid Mechanics laboratories
in the School of Engineering of the University of Zaragoza.
Along the last fourteen years, LITEC has consolidated as a national and
international reference center in combustion and fluid dynamics research. There are
some facilities and pilot plants that can be considered as "singular", and are unique in
the Spanish context.