Chemistry and materials

FITech offers courses on energy storages that answer to the increasing need of energy storage professionals.

Courses related to “Chemistry and materials” theme will focus on understanding chemistry, processes and properties of different materials which are used in different type of energy storage technologies (lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors etc.) today and in the future.

FITech Energy storage study modules consist of both core and supporting courses. Core courses are considered to be the most important of the module, and supporting courses offer additional information about the subject.

It is possible to study only individual courses or whole 25–30 ECTS module (in which courses from different themes can be included).

See also other study modules:

Courses included in the programme:

= Contact learning
= Online learning
= Blended learning (online & contact learning)
Åbo Akademi: Principles of process engineering, 5 ECTS. 2.9.–25.10.2019.

Apply before Aug 21, 2019

Language: English

This is a supporting course.

This course is for those who wish to refresh and deepen their knowledge in thermodynamics.

During the course you will get acquainted with the foundations of thermodynamics, and how these can be used to tackle some engineering problems using mathematical models.

Key topics in the course are the use of macro balances for additive quantities, the basic principles of modeling, and the practical implications of the laws of thermodynamics.

You will gain understanding of problems in energy technology and estimation and calculation of thermodynamic quantities needed. You will also learn commonly accepted computational simplifications which makes it possible to tackle problems in the systems studied.

Responsible teacher: Henrik Saxén (henrik.saxen(at)abo.fi)

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Åbo Akademi: Applied electrochemistry, 5 ECTS. 2.9.–1.11.2019.

Apply before Aug 21, 2019

Language: English

This is a supporting course.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and understanding of chemistry and general phenomenon behind chemical reactions.

This course gives students basic knowledge in electrochemistry and some of its common applications, for example scanning electrochemical microscopy. Also theoretical knowledge of other electrochemical concepts such as fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries will be presented.

After the course, the students are familiar with the following electrochemical concepts/techniques/preparation methods:

  • Electrochemical reactions at metal and semiconductor electrodes
  • Nernst and Butler-Volmer equation
  • The electrical double layer
  • Basic principles of common electrochemical techniques including e.g. voltammetry, potentiometry, conductometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and scanning electrochemical microscopy
  • Fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries
  • Electroactive materials
  • Most common electrochemical sensors

Responsible teacher: Tom Lindfors (tom.lindfors(at)abo.fi)

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University of Turku: Electrical transport in solids and interfaces, 5 ECTS. 28.10.–13.12.2019.

Apply before Oct 16, 2019

Language: English

This is a supporting course.

Prerequisites: Basics of solid state physics and quantum physics.

The course will give understanding of the transport mechanisms in different materials and learn how real devices based on those phenomena actually work.

Bringing two solid conductors into contact with each other very often results in new interesting phenomena that can lead to new devices with even industrial applications. On this course, we will study a wide range of electrical transport phenomena as well as devices that involve interfaces between different conductors, semiconductors and insulators.

Responsible teachers: Kurt Gloos (kurt.gloos(at)utu.fi), Ronald Österbacka (ronald.osterbacka(at)utu.fi), Pekka Laukkanen (pekka.laukkanen(at)utu.fi)

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Åbo Akademi: Combustion chemistry, 5 ECTS. Intensive studies 28.10.–1.11.2019.

Apply before Oct 18, 2019

Language: English

This is a supporting course.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical principles.

Intensive studies organised in Turku.

This course:

  • Introduces industrial scale combustion systems and the chemistry associated with the formation of main emission components
  • Introduces fundamental theoretical tools, including the use of expert software, for studying chemistry in combustion processes
  • Provides theoretical basis for working in academia or industry with chemical issues of combustion processes

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

  • Define terms and concepts relevant to industrial combustion
  • Describe the basic principles of industrial combustion systems and the chemistry within them, including the formation of main emission components
  • Apply fundamental chemical theories for interpreting emissions from combustion processes
  • Analyse combustion-related problems using expert software by following given instructions

Responsible teacher: Tom Lindfors (tom.lindfors(at)abo.fi)

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Åbo Akademi: Chemistry in energy technology, 5 ECTS. Intensive studies 9.–13.3.2020.

Apply before Feb 23, 2020

Language: English

This is a supporting course.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical principles.

Intensive studies organised in Turku.

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

Responsible teacher: Markus Engblom (markus.engblom(at)abo.fi)

More info: http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/OO00BD89/6259

Further information:

Åbo Akademi

Mikko Helle (mikko.helle(at)abo.fi)

University of Turku

Timo Vasankari (timo.vasankari(at)utu.fi), Carita Kvarnström (carkva(at)utu.fi)

Contact person, applications:

Pilvi Lempiäinen (pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io)

Type of study unit

Set of courses

Teaching semester

2019–2020

Host university

Åbo Akademi, University of Turku

Open for degree student

Yes

Open for non-student

Yes

Teaching methods

Online or contact learning

Place of contact learning

Turku

Programme suitable for

Future energy storage professionals

Language

English

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