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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Analysis of Alternative Fuels - M215011
Title: Analýza alternativních paliv
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)
Within the framework of the course Analysis of Alternative Fuels, students will be acquainted with the analytical procedures, which are used to determine the operational, utility and legislation of given properties and characteristics of solid, liquid and gaseous alternative fuels.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

choose a suitable analytical method to determine required parameters for solid, liquid and gaseous alternative fuels,

orientate themselves in the problematics of alternative fuels and their operational and legislative parameters.

Literature -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (09.11.2022)

A. S. Ramadhas: Alternative Fuels for Transportation. CRC Press, 2010.

D. J. Gaspar et al.: Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates. Fuel 2019, 243, 630–644.

J. R. Rowley et al.: Flash Point: Evaluation, Experimentation and Estimation. International Journal of Thermophysics 2010, 31, 875–887.

J. Pullen, K. Saeed: An overview of biodiesel oxidation stability. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012, 16, 5924–5950.

Syllabus -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)

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

2. Introduction to the analysis of alternative fuels - common assessment methods.

3. Solid alternative fuels - classification, characteristics, application and assessment methods.

4. Liquid alternative fuels - classification, characteristics, production and application.

5. Methods of evaluation of vegetable oils and esters of vegetable oils, determination of the content of esters of vegetable oils in middle distillates.

6. Methods of evaluation of hydrotreated vegetable oils.

7. Determination of composition and selected properties of bio-oils from biomass pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction. Determination of sugars, phenols, carbonyl compounds and hydroxyl compounds.

8. Methods of evaluation of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis products, detailed and group-type analysis.

9. Methods of bioethanol and biobutanol evaluation. Determination of composition and octane number. Evaluation of ethanol-gasoline blends.

10. Gaseous alternative fuels - classification and characteristics, production and application.

11. Methods of evaluation of LPG, CNG and LNG. Determination of composition and octane number.

12. Biomethane - characterization methods, determination of composition and octane number.

13. Hydrogen and biohydrogen - methods of characterization, determination of composition and hydrogen number.

14. Biorefinery, characteristics, concept and perspective.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)

Analytical Chemistry I.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Staš Martin Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)

A successful passing of an oral exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
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