Course detail

Combustion Devices and Air Protection

FSI-FSEAcad. year: 2023/2024

The aim of the course is to introduce the basic properties of fuels burned in power equipment, including details of analyzes and analyzes of fuels. Another area is the basics of combustion and determination of outputs from the combustion process. The course also includes an overview of combustion equipment, including introduction to the advantages and limitations of individual technologies and a description of their main parts. The second part of the course is devoted to an overview of the main emissions produced by combustion, the basic principles of their generation and elimination, including technologies for their elimination.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basics of thermo mechanics and heat transfer.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the seminars, submitting a semestral project and presenting it.
The exam is written with possible oral correction of the assessment and will verify the theoretical and computational knowledge.
Controlled participation in lessons: Exercises are compulsory. The student will be compensated for absence by agreement with the tutor. Lectures are optional.


Familiarization with types and properties of fuels, basic classification of boilers and their parts, aspects of combustion of all types of fuels and its impact on the environment.
Objective of the course - learning outcomes and competences: Students will acquire basic knowledge about types and properties of used fuels, basics of combustion and types of combustion equipment, including their basic design. In the second half of the course is devoted to the environmental aspects of solving engineering tasks in the area of heat demand. Students are acquainted with an overview of the main emissions from combustion, principles of their formation and elimination. This knowledge will be applicable in the areas of energy, heating, heating, air-conditioning and technical installations of buildings, can be applied in manufacturing plants, investors and operators.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BALÁŠ, Marek. Kotle a výměníky tepla. Vyd. 2. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2013. ISBN 978-80-214-4770-7.
VEJVODA, Josef, Pavel MACHAČ a Petr BURYAN. Technologie ochrany ovzduší a čištění odpadních plynů. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze, 2003. ISBN 80-7080-517-X. Dostupné také z:
ČERNÝ, Václav, Břetislav JANEBA a Jiří TEYSSLER. Parní kotle: technický průvodce svazek 32. Praha: SNTL-Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1983. Technický průvodce (SNTL-Nakladatelství technické literatury).
VILIMEC, L.: Stavba kotlů II. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1716-3 

VILIMEC, L.: Stavba kotlů I. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava. 2002. ISBN 80-248-0076-4. (CS)

Recommended reading

Budaj,F.: Parní kotle,podklady pro tepelný výpočet,VUT v Brně, skriptum 2000
DLOUHÝ, Tomáš. Výpočty kotlů a spalinových výměníků. Vyd. 3. V Praze: Nakladatelství ČVUT, 1999.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Solid fuels, types, properties, fuel treatment
2. Liquid, gaseous, waste fuels, types, properties; fuel conditioning.
3. Stoichiometric calculations of solid and liquid and gaseous fuels - air and flue gas quantities.
4. Thermal efficiency, heat balance, boiler losses.
5. Classification of boilers in terms of solid fuel combustion; grate boilers,
6. Fluid boilers, powder boilers,
7. Boilers for combustion of liquid and gaseous fuels; burners.
8. Steam boiler section, air heating.
9. Basic classification of combustion pollutants, emissions, air pollution, emission legislation
10. Elimination of TZL, CCS / U technology
11. Elimination of sulfur oxides
12. Elimination of nitrogen oxides
13. Summary


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Boiler balance and efficiency calculation
2. Assignment of semestral project
3. Stoichiometric calculations
4. Boiler losses
5. Excursion to the production plant
6. Excursion to energetic operation
7. Balance of SO2, CO2 emissions
8. Design of cyclone
9. Design and calculation of denitrification line
10. Balance of CCS technologies (individual task processing)
11. Presentation of students
12. Presentation of students
13. Submission of semestral project