Combustion and Fuels
FSI-9PASAcad. year: 2020/2021
Course consist from two main parts. The first part deal with fosil fuels, alternativ fuels (biomass, wastes) fuel composition properties and it's effect on combustion. The second part deail with combustion process, physical chemistry, combustion thermodynamic, chemical equilibrium gas mixture, turbulence and production of NOx, SOx emissions.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire knowledge about fuels and the influence of individual properties on the combustion process, emissions of undesirable substances and design of combustion plants. The graduate will gain a deeper insight into the kinetics of combustion reactions and possibilities of influencing the combustion process.
Thermomechanics, heat and mass transfer, sources and transformation of energy, kinetics of chemical reactions
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Borman G.L.,Ragland K.W.: Combustion Engineering. McGraw-Hill
Atkins P.W.: Physical Chemistry. Oxford University Press
Źelkowski J.: Kohleverbrennung. VGB Essen
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
the activity on the consultations is evaluated,
the exam is written and oral.
Language of instruction
Improve knowledge of Ph.D. students in area of physical chemistry, combustion thermodynamics, turbulence and flow and to allow application of these in combustion engineering.
Type of course unit
20 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1-2. Coal, combustion process, gasification, ignition, stability of flame,kinetic and difussion flame
3-4. Combustion technology, grate, pulverized coal and fluid combustion,emissions SOx,NOx
5-6. Combustion termodynamics, first law of thermodynamics, properties of gaseuos mixture, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, combustion calculation according to 1st law termodynamics, analysis according to 2nd law termodynamics
7-8. Chemical kinetics of combustion, basic reactions, chain reactions, degasification kinetics, global reactions, NOx production kinetics, reaction on the solid surface, sooth production kinetics
9-10. Flame theory, laminar flame of homogenous mixture, turbulent flame, explosion, ignition, diffusive flame
11-12. Burners for gaseous fuels, liquid fuel droplets production, fuel droplets evaporization, burners for liquid fuels
13. Biomass, properties, alternative fuels, industry and domestic waste, utilization