EP8104 - Solid Fuels


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The main topics are:- solid fuel characterisation - pyrolysis and gasification- heating and ignition- release and combustion of volatiles- char combustion/burnout- chemical kinetics and reaction rates- heat and mass transfer- environment.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides the student with knowledge about: - Solid fuel characterization - Combustion and emission - Combustion technologies for solid fuels - Kinetic modeling for solid fuel combustion - Pyrolysis - Gasification - Biomass torrefaction - Fouling, slugging, agglomeration, and high temperature corrosion Skills: The course should enable the students to: - Carry out studies for thermochemical conversion of solid fuels - Perform engineering calculations for combustion of solid fuels, including material balance and fluidization parameters - Identify suitable combustion technologies for particular solid fuel - Synthesize and analyze different configurations of combustion system for solid fuels General competence: After completion of the course the students should gain general competence in : - Combustion properties of single fuel particle - Combustion technologies for solid fuels - Combustion systems for heat and power generation - Emission control from solid fuel combustion - Ash related problems - Ash management and utilization

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, readings and exercises. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Required previous knowledge

The course requires fluent knowledge of heat and mass transfer processes and basic knowledge of chemical kinetics.

Course materials

Course notes, books and scientific papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO4906 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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