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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Fuels and Environment - M215012
Title: Paliva a životní prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Guarantor: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)
The subject is aimed for the fundamentals of petroleum, coal and biomass processing and for characterization of fuels, which are produced from these raw materials. Students get information about the properties, safety and environmental impact of fuels during their production, distribution and combustion. A part of the subject is also focused on gas cleaning technologies for stationary and mobile pollution sources.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Students will know:

Fundamentals of petroleum, coal and biomass processing and fundamentals of fuel production.

Solid, liquid and gas fuels and possibilities of their partial or complete substitution by alternative products.

Students will be able to analyze the impact of production, distribution and combustion of fuels to environment, they will also know the arrangements for minimizing of negative environmental impacts.

Literature -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

A: Blažek J., Rábl V.: Základy zpracování a využití ropy, VŠCHT Praha 2006, ISBN 80-7080-619-2.

A: Guibet J.C.: Fuels and engines, Éditions Technip, Paris 1999, ISBN 2-7108-0751-3.

A: Matějovský V: Automobilová paliva. Grada Publishing, Praha 2005, ISBN 80-247-0350-5.

A: Wellinger, Murphy and Baxter: The biogas handbook, Cambridge 2013, ISBN: 978-0-85709-498-8.

A: Tascón J. M. D.: Novel Carbon Adsorbents, UK 2012, ISBN: 978-0-08-097744-7

A: Surampalli R. Y. et: Carbon Capture ang Storage, USA 2015, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1367-8

A: Stehlik P.: Up-to-date Waste-to-Energy Approach, Switzerland 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-15466-4.

Learning resources -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Electronic lectures published on E-learning course.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

Písemný test a doplňující ústní zkouška.

Syllabus -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

1. Fossil fuel supplies (occurrence, mining, reserves, consumption).

2. Fundamentals of petroleum processing, terminology and basic characteristics of primary petroleum products.

3. Properties and production of automotive gasoline and diesel fuel.

4. Properties and production of diesel fuel.

5. Motor biofuels for transportation (classification, types of biofuels, properties, utilization, ways of utilization).

6. Emissions from transportation (regulated and unregulated emissions, catalytic converters, emission limits, measurement).

7. Distribution of automotive fuels (transport, storage, vapor recuperation, fuel spill cleanup).

8. Filling stations (storage tanks, pipeline system, dispensers, vapor recuperation).

9. Production, properties and distribution of aviation fuels.

10. The solid and gaseous fuels, basic biomass sources, methods of fuel processing and utilization, basic differences in the properties of coal and biomass.

11. Coal and biomass gasification processes, direct and indirect liquefaction of coal.

12. The occurrence of pollutants in combustion of solid fuels and the primary possibilities of their reduction.

13. Flue gas purification technology, capture of CO2 capture and subsequent storage.

14. Procedures used for pyrolysis of coal, biomass and waste.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Šimáček Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (30.01.2018)

A written test supplemented by an oral examination.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 3 84
5 / 5 140 / 140