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BH60A2401 Energy Recovery from Solid Waste, 4 cr 
Code BH60A2401  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Energy Recovery from Solid Waste  Abbreviation Energy Recovery 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Ivan Deviatkin 
Mika Luoranen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Mika Horttanainen


Upon completion of the course the student is expected to be able to
1. describe the properties of waste as fuel,
2. explain the most common waste-to-energy technologies and their suitability for different energy recovery applications and materials,
3. determine the waste-to-energy recovery potential of a region,
4. describe the most important flue gas emissions and their reduction technologies characteristic for the combustion of waste, and
5. analyse the role of energy recovery in municipal waste management.


Waste-to-energy in Finland and other countries, properties of waste as a fuel, waste handling
before thermal conversion, preparation of recycled fuel, mass combustion of waste,
combustion of recycled fuel, gasification of waste, energy recovery in combustion of waste,
emission reduction during combustion, flue gas treatment, utilisation and treatment of ash,
energy recovery in anaerobic digestion of waste, landfill gas utilisation in energy production.

Teaching Methods 

1st period: 14 h of lectures, 14 h of exercises.
2nd period: 4 h of lectures, assignment info (2 h). Group assignment including calculations, written group report (approx. 44 h). Excursion (approx. 6 h). Written examination and preparation for it, approx. 20 h. Total workload 106 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty) 


Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Examination 50 %, practical assignment 50 %.

Course Materials 

Course book (to the appropriate extent): Niessen, W., 2002. Combustion and incineration
processes. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York. SBN: 0-8247-0629-3.
Lecture material in Moodle. Exercises in Moodle. Lectures will be recorded if it is possible.


Basic knowledge on thermodynamics, chemistry and power plant technology.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 10

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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