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MH2601 Combustion in Industrial Processes 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MH2601 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Basic knowledge of combustion chemistry, thermodynamics and aerodynamics. Combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. Clean combustion to preserve the environment. Design of combustion processes.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

·         Solve problems in combustion thermodynamics

·         Evaluate combustion and aerodynamics in industrial furnaces

·         Redesign existing furnaces to decrease fuel consumption, and particle and CO2 emissions

·         Suggest the best available combustion technology (BAT) for industrial processes

·         Describe the procedure for smoke gas measurement at combustion

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in thermodynamics and transport phenomena corresponding to the courses MH1027 Thermodynamics of Materials and MH1018 Transport phenomena, or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Students who have not passed project task (PRO1) with previous set of assessment modules are assessed in the module INL1.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Associate Professor Yang Weihong,

Supplementary information

Coordinated together with the course MH2600 combustion in industrial processes 9.0 credits