Sustainable Combustion

Sustainable Combustion

The module teaches the fundamentals of combustion together with its implication to the questions of environmental impact and the challenges in this respect. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

  • know about the challenges of combustion with respect to environmental topics,
  • differentiate between types of combustion and describe different types in detail,
  • make up the balance for combustion processes,
  • explain typical examples of applications for various types of combustion,
  • identify potentials for reducing emissions and to evaluate them,
  • be able to discuss the potentials and challenges of sustainable fuels with respect to the environmental impact for different application fields.


  • Fundamentals, types and propagation of flames
  • Balance of amount of substance, mass and energy
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Ignition processes
  • Calculation and model approaches
  • Emissions
  • Technical applications
  • Sustainable fuels and environmental impact

Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Energy Technology, Computational Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and other interested persons (at least 5. semester)

Previous knowledge:
Basic thermodynamics and chemistry.

3 hours a week + Lab, 5 ECTS

Written or Oral (tbd)


Prof. Dr. Friedrich Dinkelacker
Professorinnen und Professoren