635-2030/01 – Resources and conversions of energy (ZPE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PR150 prof. Ing. Miroslav Příhoda, CSc.
PYS30 prof. Dr. Ing. René Pyszko
VEL37 doc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - categorize energy resources from different perspectives - calculate the amount of combustion air and flue gases in the combustion of different fuels - calculate the heating values and the flame temperatures of the fuel - determine the excess of combustion air from the flue gas composition - to compare various ways of energy storage

Teaching methods



Development of human civilization and energy. Distribution of energy sources by origin. Primary and electrical energy. Fossil fuels - solid, liquid, gaseous. Mining, transport, refining of fuels. Compressed natural gas. Basic properties of fuels, chemical composition, analysis. Heating values, flame temperatures. Combustion of fuels. Excess combustion air. Combustion control. Energy recovery of waste. Nuclear energy. Energy storage.

Compulsory literature:

[1] KARIM, G. H. Fuels, Energy, and the Environment. CRC Press, 2012. ISBN 9781466510173. [2] MICHAELIDES, E. Alternative Energy Sources. Heidelberg. Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-20950-5. [3] ROGOFF, M.J.; SCREVE, F. Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation. 2. vydání. Oxford: Elsevier, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4377-7871-7. [4] GASCH, R., TWELE, J. Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2nd ed. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-22937-4.

Recommended literature:

[1] GLASSMAN, I., YETTER, R, GLUMAC, N. Combustion. 5th ed. San Diego: Academic Press Inc. 2014. ISBN: 978-0-12-407913-7. [2] BEJAN, A., KRAUS, A. D. Heat Transfer Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 978-0-471-39015-2. [3] POTOCNIK, P. Natural Gas. Hard cover, 2010. ISBN 978-953-307-112-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Basic knowledge of maths and physics.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• The development of human civilization and energy. Basic concepts. Energy resources – classic, alternative. World, OECD, EU, Czech Republic - development of primary energy consumption, generation of electricity by sources. Coefficient of annual use of individual types of power plants. Emissions in energy conversion. Greenhouse effect. Emission of heat. • Fossil fuels - solid, liquid, gaseous. Coal - black, brown, lignite. Mining and transport of coal. Possibilities of coal processing. Oil - distribution, mining and transport, refining, distillation. • Gaseous fuels – blast furnace gas, coke gas, converter gas, blau gas, shale gas, natural gas, compressed NG. • Basic properties of fuels. Chemical composition of fuel, fuel analysis, meaning of individual components. • Heating values. Specific fuel. Basic types of flame temperatures. • Combustion of fuels. Calculation of combustion air consumption and amount of flue gases. Excess combustion air. Fuel heating without air access. • Combustion control. Analytical methods. Graphic methods - Ostwald combustion triangle and Bunte diagram. • Energy recovery of waste - combustion, gasification. Processing in a plasma reactor. • Nuclear energy. Energy from nuclear reactions. Ways to control the chain reaction. Nuclear reactor. Nuclear power plants. Fusion energy. • Energy storage - electromechanical, thermal, chemical.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: min. 80 % attendance on exercise

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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