Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
The student should be able to understand the basics of thermochemical energy conversion processes.
The student should be able to apply this knowledge to judge the chemical energy carriers and their energy conversion technology.
The student shoul be able to recognize how the chemical energy carriers affect the design and operation of practical equipment.
Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 08.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Martti Larmi
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Saad Akram, Mika Järvinen, Ossi Kaario, Martti Larmi, Tuomas Paloposki, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio, Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio
Contact information for the course (valid 09.12.2020-21.12.2112):
Prof Martti Larmi, firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Student Saad Akram, email@example.com
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Basics of thermochemical energy conversion processes including chemical
reaction kinetics, combustion and flame, ignition, emission mechanisms, heat and energy
balances, heat release. Operational considerations of equipment. Application of energy
conversion to engines, furnaces and boilers, fundamentals of gasification. The role of energy
carriers in applications. Thermochemical energy conversion of biomass and renewable
synthetic fuels. Recovery boilers.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Applies in this implementation:
Six learning exercises each 36 points.
Each of them contribute to one sixth of the total grading.
About half of the point should be gained to pass the course.
Lectures 36h, learning exercises 12h, excursions and laboratory exercises 24h, homework for learning exercises 36h, independent studying 24 h.
Course material announced at the course start.
Warnatz, J., Maas, U., Dibble, R.W.: Combustion, Springer 2006.
Kenneth W. Ragland & Kenneth M. Bryden, Combustion Engineering, 2nd ed., CRC Press,
2011. ISBN 978-1-4665-0001-3
C. Higman & M. van der Burgt, Gasification, 2nd ed. Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7506-8528-3.
Internal Combustion Engine Handbook by Richard van Basshuysen and Fred Schäfer, SAE 2004
Substitutes for Courses
EEN-E2002 Combustion Technology
Bachelor studies in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or Physics with basic knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
7 Affordable and Clean Energy