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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
Version 2013-2014
MECA0457-2  Combustion. Technical and environmental aspects

Duration :  18h Th, 6h Pr
Number of credits :  
Master in sciences and environment management 2
Master en sciences et gestion de l'environnement, à finalité spécialisée en énergies renouvelables, 2nd year2
Lecturer :  Philippe Ngendakumana
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
  • Thermochemistry of combustion: adiabatic combustion under constant pressure and at constant volume, stoichiometric combustion, complete and incomplete, and composition (analysis) of the products of combustion and their properties
  • Chemical kinetics of combustion reactions
  • Types of gaseous flame (premixture, diffusion, partial premixture, laminar, turbulent) and their properties
  • Temperature and time for self-inflammation of hydrocarbons
  • Geometry of flames for laminar and turbulent diffusion
  • Combustible liquids: atomization, vaporization and combustion
  • Mechanisms of formation and techniques for the reduction of pollutants. Applications and norms currently in force as regards boilers, ovens, internal combustion engines for land and sea propulsion ...
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Types of flames from the combustion of hydrocarbons, mechanisms of formation and techniques of reduction of pollutants, current and future norms regarding pollution, various applications.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Basic chemistry and thermodynamics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Sessions for doing exercises are included along with theoretical presentations in order to illustrate concepts that are covered in class.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
The course consists in oral exposition, each time illustrated by practical examples. The course does not meet during the first term.
ECTS : 2
Recommended or required readings :  
Extracts of :
-Borman G. and Ragland K., Combustion Engineering, Mc Graw-Hill, 1998
- Turns R., An introduction to combustion, Mc Graw-Hill, 1996
- Kuo K.K., Principles of combustion, John Wiley&Sons, 1986
- Strehlow R. A., Combustion fundamentals, MC Graw-Hill, 1984
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Grading will be based on a report written on a theme to be assigned or chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Phone : +32 (0) 366 4803
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