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Combustion and Fuels

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IYTA0312
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: YT 2019
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2020-2021)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Sten, Pekka

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001ET2019-2, ET2019-2A, ET2019-2B, YT2019-2, YT2019-2A, YT2019-2B2021-03-08 – 2021-04-30Pekka StenFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10

Learning Outcomes

The student is familiar with the most common fuels in Finland, their use and inportance for the Finnish energy supply. The student knows their production and main properties and is able to analyse the environmental effects from alternative fuels. The students is familiar with the basic combustion processes.

Student's Workload

Total work load 81 h, of whoch scheduled studies 42 h and autonomous studies 39 h.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Chemistry in Technology


Basic thermochemistry, combustion reactions and related calculations. Main fuels used in Finland. Basics of petroleum refining and the products of Finnish refineries. Fuel gases. Production and use of selected biofuels.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Materials provided by the lecturer and parts of the following books:

Hänninen, Karppinen, Leskelä, Pohjakallio: Tekniikan kemia, Edita 2017

van Gerpen, J., Shanks, B., Pruszko, R., Clements, D., & Knothe, G. 2004. Biodiesel Production Technology. NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Available at

Jones, Carla S. & Mayfield, Stephen P. 2016. Our energy future. Introduction to renewable energy and biofuels. University of California Press.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, reports, homework.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.
Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.
Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

Exam and reports.