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Fuels and combustion technologies 7.5 Credits

Bränslen och förbränningsteknik
First cycle, W0016T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2015 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Physics, for example F0004T Physics 1 and F0006T Physics 3 or equivalent, W0007T Thermodynamics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

1. Knowledge and Understanding

After completing the course, you can:

  -account for national fuels, their management and production
account for different fuels chemical and physical composition and properties
are able to describe different boiler types, fuel systems and flue gas treatment systems and explain the function of various components in CHP and H plants

2. Skills and Abilities

After completing the course, you can:

calculate the boiler efficiency, flue gas flows and other combustion technically relevant quantities
calculate/estimate emission levels at varying conditions and fuels, and be able to explain how emissions can be reduced.

3. Judgement and approach

After completing the course, you have:

into the different combustion technologies/-devices opportunities and constraints including environmental consequences
insight into the design bases and design problems for different combustion-/boiler equipment

- National fuels characteristics, management and production methods - Combustion techniques for solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Different types of boilers are studied, its construction and applications for heating and CHP -Combustion reactions. Stoichiometry. Thermal chemistry. - Formation of pollutants and the ability to limit these by altering the conditions of combustion.

Lectures, exercises and field trips.

Written exam and mandatory study visits.

Marcus Öhman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1
Energiteknik. D. 1, Henrik Alvarez, ISBN 91-44-04509-3, Studentlitteratur, 2006 Energiteknik. D. 2, Henrik Alvarez, ISBN 91-44-04510-7, Studentlitteratur, 2006

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam6.0G U 3 4 5
0002Study visit1.5U G#

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
by Mats Naesstroem 15 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 12 Feb 2015