Chemistry in energy technology
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.
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.
- Intensive studies organised in Turku
- Lectures on Tuesdays at 8.15–9.45 and Fridays at 10.00–11.30 (check the possibility for online participation with lecturer)
More info in the Åbo Akademi study guide.
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