Combustion and heat transfer

7.5 hp

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.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.