10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces fundamentals of combustion principles, pollution formation and control from fuel combustion. The following topics will be covered in this module: combustion chemistry, combustion thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, flame types and properties, fossil fuel utilisation and combustion mechanism, biomass combustion and co-firing, formation and control of major combustion pollutants (carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, particulates and soot, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides). Current EU and international regulations related to air pollution and combustion generated pollutants will also be discussed.

Staff Contact: Prof. Lin Ma
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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