Fuels, Combustion and Gasification Technology 7.5 credits

Bränslen, förbrännings- och förgasningsteknik
Second cycle, F7010T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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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 HUL Niklas Letho 14 Feb 2020

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

1. Knowledge and Understanding
After completing the course, you can:

  • understand the properties of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels
  • know about basic features of equipment used for combustion and gasification
  • understand reaction processes and reasons for deviations from equilibrium
  • understand the reaction route and the mechanisms involved in formation of pollutants from combustion

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

  • calculate stoichiometric amount of air and amount of stack gases for different fuels
  • calculate the composition of reaction products at equilibrium
  • calculate the concentrations of reaction products with consideration taken to 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, you have:   

  • insight into the different combustion technologies opportunities and constraints including environmental consequences
  • insight into the design bases and design problems for different combustion equipment


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

The education mainly consists of classroom tuition with lectures and calculation exercises as well as study visits and lab´s.

Written examination and compulsory lab´s. There can be alternative examination methods.

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 scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examG U 3 4 56.50MandatoryA20
0003Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryA20

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.