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Heat and energy technology

The module shows the most modern solutions based on thermal processes in sustainable development and energy transition.

Module conducted in practical way in laboratories.

TOTAL:  8 ECTS, 95h

SEM1: 8 ECTS, lecture 35h, project 30h, labolatories 30h 

All classes conducted in English

Part 1

Clean Combustion Technologies and Modern Boilers

What you will learn:

The course is aimed at delivering the most recent information on power generation with the use of clean combustion technologies. An emphasis will be put on the steam cycle in power plants, combustion stoichiometric calculations of different fuels, heat transfer theories, through designs of respective low emission power boilers to finally principles of safe and reliable boiler operation. The technologies tackled will comprise pulverized fuel boilers, fluidized bed boilers as well as stoker boilers.



The course is divided into lecture (theory), laboratory and project (modeling, calculations) parts.

Lecture covers: 

  1. Fuel properties

  2. Basics of combustion and heat transfer

  3. Advanced combustion techniques: Principles of High Temperature Air Combustion (HITAC)

  4. Theory of modern boilers

  5. Low-emission power boilers and auxiliary devices

  6. Basic principles of primary and secondary methods of NOx reduction

  7. Principles of steam generation

  8. Design of furnaces: pulverized: fluidized, stokers and boiler auxiliary devices

Project covers:

  1. Fuel properties calculations – Lower calorific value, fuel parameters

  2. Combustion calculations – stoichiometric calculations of combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels; co-combustion calculation

  3. Calculations of emissions

  4. Determining of fuel consumption, flue gas composition and flue gas mass flow

  5. Formulation of energy balance of a boiler

  6. Determination of boiler’s useful heat


Laboratory covers:

  1. Fuel analyses

  2. Grinding tests of conventional and alternative fuels

  3. Sieve analysis of solid fuels and ash

  4. Ash properties

Part 2
and Pyrolysis

Course covers:

  • Definitions of gasification and pyrolysis;

  • Gasification system options

  • Synthesis gas conversion processes;

  • Global applications of gasification and pyrolysis systems;

  • Comparison of combustion (PC) and gasification (IGCC) technologies for energy production.

  • The role of gasification and pyrolysis in energy transition

Part 3
Alternative Fuels

What you will learn:

Theory of combustion (and co-combustion) of fossil and new generation alternative fuels, principles of operation of different fuel upgrade and energy generation technologies, principles of determining fossil and alternative fuels properties, advantages and disadvantages of
chosen technologies of energy production with the use of alternative fuels.



The course is divided into lecture (theory) and project parts.


Lecture covers: 

1. Combustion and co-combustion of fossil and new generation alternative fuels.
2. Principles of operation of different technologies of energy production
3. Determining fossil and alternative fuels properties
4. Advantages and disadvantages of chosen technologies of energy production
5. Environmental, economical and technological impact of alternative fuels utilization


Project covers:

1. Investigation of issues associated with energy production from fossil and alternative fuels, in the form of work cases. Students will be assigned to teams, which will investigate given topic.
2. Solutions to issues should be proposed by students, on the basis of best available technologies.
3. Analysis of advantages and disadvantages of given solution should be carried out.

4. Presentation of work cases in form of the report and short oral presentation.
5. Assessment and discussion of proposed issues solutions.

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