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Chemistry in energy technology

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Materials and their performance play an important role in various energy technology related processes. This course aims to give a basic understanding of the chemistry behind ash related problems and trace metal emissions.

Students learn about high temperature properties and chemical as well as mechanical durability of metals and ceramic refractories used in typical environment of energy production via combustion of renewable and fossil fuels and waste demolition.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the students are expected to be able to

  • understand the challenges between different fuels when designing new combustion processes.
  • define terms and concepts relevant to ash chemistry in combustion processes.
  • in general terms explain high temperature corrosion mechanisms and explain the principles for material selection for industrial high temperature processes.
  • describe the basic principles of industrial combustion systems and the ash chemistry within them.
  • apply fundamental chemical theories for interpreting ash-related problems in combustion processes.
  • analyse ash-related problems using expert software by following given instructions.
  • use theoretical tools to interpret and estimate conditions for corrosion.

Teaching methods

Intensive studies organised in Turku.

More info in the Åbo Akademi study guide.

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Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Markus Engblom

Further information about the studies

Åbo Akademi
Mikko Helle

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Energy storages,
Technical studies
Chemical process and environmental engineering,
Chemistry and materials of energy storages
Course code:
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Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical principles.
Study suitable for:
Future energy storage professionals and master's level students with some knowledge in chemistry and engineering
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