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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Analysis of Alternative Fuels - AM215011
Title: Analysis of Alternative Fuels
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainable Fuels and Green Chemistry (228)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
In Analysis of alternative fuels, students will gain an overview of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels, which represent an alternative to conventional fuels from coal, oil or natural gas. Students will gain knowledge about the technical requirements placed on these fuels and about the analytical tests that verify the fulfillment of these requirements.
Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)

James G. Speight: Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis; A John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken (New Jersey) USA, 2002. ISBN: 0-471-20346-7.

S. Hála, M. Kuraš, M. Popl: Analysis of Complex Hydrocarbon Mixtures, Elsevier, 1981. ISBN: 0-444-99734-2.

Last update: Staš Martin (02.05.2024)

1. Introduction to alternative fuels - importance, classification, and basic parameters.

2. General methods of fuel analysis - physical methods.

3. General methods of fuel analysis - chemical methods.

4. Solid alternative fuels and solid biofuels. Classification, characteristics, use and testing methods.

5. Fuels containing ethanol. Technical requirements and testing methods.

6. Mixed fuels containing biodiesel. Technical requirements and testing methods.

7. Vegetable oils and hydrotreated vegetable oils. Technical requirements and testing methods.

8. Synthetic liquid alternative fuels. Technical requirements and testing methods.

9. Selected methods of chemical analysis of liquid alternative fuels.

10. Hydrogen. Technical requirements and testing methods.

11. Fuels based on natural gas and biomethane (CNG and LNG). Technical requirements and testing methods.

12. Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). Technical requirements and testing methods.

13. Biorefinery I – characteristics.

14. Biorefinery II – concept and perspective.

Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)
Registration requirements


Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)
Course completion requirements

A successful completion of an oral exam.

Last update: Staš Martin (15.09.2023)