Credits: 5

Schedule: 29.10.2018 - 04.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mika Järvinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the principles and practice of pollutant formation and control in different combustion (boiler, engine) and gasification processes
  • Apply and compare the flue gas cleaning systems for different combustion techniques; knows, understand, recognize and analyze the effects of flue gases on environment
  • Know, identify and describe the emission limits regulation for different fuels (gas, liquid and solid) and perform and analyze flue gases calculations.
  • Understand the definitions of solid waste types and the options of solid waste treatment, understands EU legislation and directives related to waste managements and evaluate emissions limits regulation and control for waste to energy plants


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Combustion and emission mechanisms in power generation and transport. Principles and practice of pollutant formation and control in combustion and gasification processes. Emissions and their reduction technologies: sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, unburned hydrocarbons, halogen, trace elements and greenhouse gases. Legislation related to emissions reduction. Solid waste treatment options. Waste to energy processes: pyrolysis, gasification, combustion processes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises, group work, homework, short exams and excursion

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h

Exercises 12 h,

Excursion 8 h,

Group work 52 h,

Homework 36 h,

Short exams 1 h.

= 133 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Van Basshuysen, R., Schäfer, F., Internal Combustion Engine Handbook. SAE International, 2004, Chapter 21.

Ron Zevenhoven, Pia Kilpinen: Control of pollutants in flue gases and fuel gases.

Cooper-Alley, “Air Pollution Control: A Design Approach”, Waveland Press, Fourth Edition, 2011. (ISBN 9781577666783)

T. Williams "Waste Treatment and Disposal" John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 1998 ISBN 0-471-98166.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ene-47.5122  Pollutant Formation and Control in Combustion, Kul-14.4700 Transport Biofuels, Combustion and Emission Control, Ene-47.4114 Waste to Energy

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ENY-C2001 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and CHEM-A1250 Principles of Chemistry or equivalent BSc level knowledge. Recommended courses EEN-E2002 Combustion Technology or EEN-E2005 Bioenergy I.

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