Zinovii Fedorovich Chukhanov

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Chukhanov, Zinovii Fedorovich


Born Oct. 8 (21), 1912, in the village of Novinki, in what is now Krasnogorsk Raion, Moscow Oblast. Soviet scientist, specialist in thermal power engineering and power production technology. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939). Member of the CPSU since 1944.

Chukhanov studied at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering. In 1938 he became the head of a laboratory at the Institute of Power Engineering of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Chukhanov’s main works deal with problems of the combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis of solid fuels. Chukhanov developed a theory of the high-speed pyrolysis of fuels and proposed new methods for the energy-efficient use of fuels in electric power plants. A number of his works are devoted to heat-transfer theory, diffusion, and systems analysis as applied to the evaluation of the efficiency of new equipment.

Chukhanov has been awarded three orders and various medals.


Protsess gazifikatsii koksa i problema podzemnoi gazifikatsii topliv. Moscow, 1957.
Nekotorye problemy topliva i energetiki. Moscow, 1961.
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