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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Fundamentals of Combustion Processes - N215002
Title: Základy spalovacích procesů
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 25 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc. (19.11.2012)
The course will explain the basic chemistry of radical combustion (oxidation) reactions. The examples documented impact of conditions (temperature, pressure, concentration) on the intensity and speed of combustion reaction and the formation of various intermediates and products, including disabled harmful substances. By means of practical calculations, students are introduced to the basic mass balance combustion reactions.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc. (27.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

Explain the basic chemism of radical combustion reactions.

Explain the basic physico-chemical aspects influencing the process of combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid substances.

Explain the basic principles of generation of pollutants resulting from the combustion process (NOx, SOx, PM).

Apply the basic mass balance of combustion processes.

Literature -
Last update: ROZ215 (26.09.2013)

R: Redr M., Prihoda M.: Fundamentals of Thermal Engineering, SNTL, 1991 (CZ language)

Learning resources -
Last update: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc. (27.08.2013)

Pospisil M.: Introduction to combustion processes, internal textbooks provided to students in electronic form

Syllabus -
Last update: ROZ215 (26.09.2013)

1. Introduction - definition of terms. Fundamentals of chemical kinetics and equilibrium. Effect of temperature and pressure on the reaction equilibrium.

2. The general mechanism of combustion reactions. Chemistry of combustion of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures - p/T diagram of the reaction, the basic diagram of chain reaction.

3. Chemistry of combustion of the mixture of CO-oxygen - p/T diagram of the reaction, the influence of the presence of water on the reaction.

4. Chemistry of hydrocarbon combustion I - combustion products, p/T diagram of the reaction.

5. Chemistry of hydrocarbon combustion II - cycles of chain reactions, decomposition and condensation reactions, low- and high-temperature combustion.

6. Stoichiometric calculations - mass and volume combustion, calculation of average fuel composition, energy balance, heating value and exhaust temperature.

7. Basic physico-chemical aspects of the combustion process - flame propagation, flame type combustion, ignition temperature and flammability, combustion rate, flame stability.

8. Preparation of the fuel/air mixture - mixing of gaseous and liquid fuels with air, burners classification, oil boilers and oil management.

9. Combustion of solid fuels - homogeneous and heterogeneous combustion, combustion in a layer of pulverized fuel. Emissions of particulate matter - sources, reduction of emissions of particulate matter.

10. NOx emissions - the theory of their origin and formation mechanisms, reduction of NOx emissions. Emissions of sulfur compounds - the mechanism of S compounds oxidation, reduction of SOx emissions. Emission limits for stationary sources - an overview.

11. Internal combustion engines - the basic classification of internal combustion engines, engine operation. Emissions from internal combustion - emissions of pollutants, emission limits.

12. Catalytic converters for motor vehicles - design, basic physical and chemical processes, efficiency.

13. Incineration of waste - liquid and solid waste incinerator scheme, minimize the generation of pollutants.

14. Final revision and summary.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Pospíšil Milan prof. Ing. CSc. (27.08.2013)

Fyzikální chemie I

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 75
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 25