Chemistry in Energy Industry

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Course Unit Code361-0522/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SZE75Ing. Zbyszek Szeliga, Ph.D.
Summary
The course deals with the basic chemical processes in energy generation, combustion processes, further then alternative energy sources.
The course is focused on the description and understanding of the basic
chemical processes in the operation of selected devices and their environmental impact, and the process of minimizing harmful influences.
Students after completing the course will be able to:
- solve balance calculations in relation to the combustion process, balance calculations for emissions reduction technology, design and evaluate reduction of emissions.
- solve the thermochemical calculations,
- working with the concepts heat of reaction, chemical equilibrium, chemical potential, kinetics of chemical reactions.
- selecting and operating methods to minimize emissions specific energy sources.
The subsequent application of specific knowledge in practice is in the course working with the thematic combustion, formation of gaseous emission, processes to minimize emissions (SO2, NOx and other pollutants) from the flue gas, primary and secondary methods of emissions reducing in the flue gas.
For the understanding of the current technologies of flue gas cleaning and application of this knowledge, the student is familiar with descriptions of the methods, descriptions of current technology solutions for desulfurization and denitrification.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The course deals with the basic chemical processes in energy generation, combustion processes, further then alternative energy sources.
The course is focused on the description and understanding of the basic
chemical processes in the operation of selected devices and their environmental impact, and the process of minimizing harmful influences.
Students after completing the course will be able to:
- solve balance calculations in relation to the combustion process, balance calculations for emissions reduction technology, design and evaluate reduction of emissions.
- solve the thermochemical calculations,
- working with the concepts heat of reaction, chemical equilibrium, chemical potential, kinetics of chemical reactions.
- selecting and operating methods to minimize emissions specific energy sources.
The subsequent application of specific knowledge in practice is in the course working with the thematic combustion, formation of gaseous emission, processes to minimize emissions (SO2, NOx and other pollutants) from the flue gas, primary and secondary methods of emissions reducing in the flue gas.
For the understanding of the current technologies of flue gas cleaning and application of this knowledge, the student is familiar with descriptions of the methods, descriptions of current technology solutions for desulfurization and denitrification.
Course Contents
1. Introduction, emissions from energy sources, their transformation in the atmosphere and the impact on the environment.
2. Stoichiometric calculations (in relation to the combustion and emissions).
3. Solutions, dissociation
4. thermochemistry
5. Chemical kinetics and equilibrium
6. Redox equations and electrochemical processes
7. Chemical processes formation and destruction of SO2, NOx and other pollutants.
8. Methods of primary and secondary reduction of emissions in the flue gas, a description of current technology solutions.
9. Flue gas desulfurization - wet method
10. Flue gas desulfurization - wet method, semi-dry method.
11. Flue gas desulfurization - dry additive method of desulphurization in fluidized beds.
12. Methods for flue gas denitrification SNCR, SCR.
13. Analytical methods in the energy sector
14. Emission analyzers.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Karl B. SCHNELLE, Jr. and Charles A. BROWN. Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook. Apple Academic Press Inc., 2015. ISBN13 (EAN): 9781482245608.
VEJVODA, J., MACHÁČ, P., BURYAN, P. Technologie ochrany ovzduší a čištění odpadních plynů. VŠCHT, Praha 2002.
Karl B. SCHNELLE, Jr. and Charles A. BROWN. Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook. Apple Academic Press Inc., 2015. ISBN13 (EAN): 9781482245608.
Recommended Reading:
BUECKER Brad. Power Plant Chemistry. PennWell Books, 1997. ISBN13 (EAN): 9780878146192.
LAINCHBURY, Ann; STEPHENS, John; THOMPSON, Alec. ILPAC. Chemical energetics. John Murray, 1995. ISBN 0719553326, 9780719553325.
TOMČALA, J. Sylaby přednášek. http://fs1.vsb.cz/361/vyuka/ChvE/Sylaby%201.pdf - neveřejný přístup login: akreditace, heslo energetici.
TRŽIL, a kol. Chemie pro strojní obory. Skripta VŠB TUO Ostrava, 1995.
ROSENFELD, a kol. Repetitorium z chemie. Skripta VŠB TUO Ostrava, 1988.
MÍKA,V., NEUŽIL, L., VLČKA, J. Sbírka příkladů z chemického inženýrství. SNTL Praha, 1981.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 15
        ExaminationExamination70 36