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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 11.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ossi Kaario

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:


    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
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning exercises

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, learning exercises, excursions and laboratory exercises, homework for learning exercises, and independent studying.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (