Combustion and heat transfer

7.5 credits

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Combustion is the process through which all chemically bound energy in fuels is ultimately released and taken into service. Regardless of whether the fuel has previously been pelletized, liquefied, pyrolyzed or anything else – finally it is combusted in a steam boiler, a stove, a hot-water or heat-oil boiler, in a car engine or any other type of equipment. The main part of the emissions emerging from the use of energy can be attributed to the combustion process.

This course aims to provide a basis for the understanding of the combustion process in terms of simplified chemistry and in terms of heat- and mass- transfer and –balances. The course also provides a basis for the understanding of pollutant formation.

The course also introduces different types of combustion equipment in a general way.


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