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Fuels, Combustion and Gasification Technology 7.5 credits

Bränslen, förbrännings- och förgasningsteknik
Second cycle, F7010T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology
Main field of study
Natural Resources Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After completing the course, the student can:

  • describe the properties of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels
  • explain the basic features of equipment used for combustion and gasification
  • explain different reaction processes and reasons for deviations from equilibrium
  • appreciate the formation of pollutants and the possibility of limiting them by changing the conditions during combustion.

2. Skills and Abilities    
After completing the course, the student can:

  • calculate stoichiometric amount of air and amount of stack gases for different fuels
  • calculate the concentrations of reaction products with consideration taken to equilibrium, mass transfer, and kinetics
  • calculate the flame length of gaseous fuels
  • calculate the combustion time for single fuel particles and -droplets.
  • calculate / estimate the formation of the most common pollutants and the ability to limit these by changing the combustion conditions

3. Judgement and approach
After completing the course, the student can:    

  • account for and reflect on the different combustion technologies opportunities and constraints, including environmental consequences
  • give an overall account of the design bases and account for design problems for different combustion equipment

Extraction, refinement, and upgrading of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Gasification and combustion reactions. Stoichiometry. Thermochemistry. Chemical Equilibrium. Chemical reaction kinetics. Equipment used for gasification and combustion. Ignition. Laminar and turbulent flames. Heterogeneous combustion. Generation of pollutants and possibilities to control this by modification of combustion conditions.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The education  consists of  lectures and calculation tutorials as well as study visits and lab´s.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Written examination and compulsory written lab reports.

Marcus Öhman

Transition terms
The course F7010T is equal to MTM135

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Compendium: Kjellström B., Lindberg J. and Keikkala G.; Combustion and Gasification in theory and practice, 2003. This material can be found on the Canvas homepage.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryA20
0004Written examG U 3 4 56.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021