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General information:
Name:
Energy and environment
Course of study:
2013/2014
Code:
RMS-1-718-s
Faculty of:
Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Mechatronics with English as instruction languagege
Semester:
7
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Dudek Magdalena (potoczek@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Górski Jan (jagorski@agh.edu.pl)
dr inż. Samojeden Bogdan (bogdan.samojeden@agh.edu.pl)
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Dudek Magdalena (potoczek@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 understands the need for further training and upgrading of skills and personal MS1A_K01 Involvement in teamwork,
Test results,
Participation in a discussion,
Activity during classes
M_K002 is aware of the importance and understanding Non-technical aspects and impacts of engineering, including its impact on the environment and related the responsibility for decisions MS1A_K02 Participation in a discussion,
Activity during classes
Skills
M_U001 The student can independently perform presentations in English MS1A_U18, MS1A_U05 Presentation,
Activity during classes
M_U002 able to acquire, evaluate critically and creatively process information from the scientific literature, databases and other carefully selected sources in English MS1A_U05, MS1A_U04 Execution of laboratory classes,
Presentation,
Activity during classes
M_U003 can make a preliminary economic analysis of engineering activities undertaken and can carry out a multi-faceted MS1A_U18 Execution of exercises,
Project
M_U004 is aware of the importance and understanding Non-technical aspects and impacts of engineering, including its impact on the environment and related the responsibility for decisions; MS1A_U01, MS1A_U05 Test results,
Execution of laboratory classes,
Participation in a discussion
Knowledge
M_W001 has extensive and deepend knowledge of the chemistry necessary to perform chemical analyses to understand chemical reactions and processes and associated physicochemical phenomena in chemical technologies MS1A_W03 Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W002 advanced knowledge in the field on the implementation of typical technological processes, principles of their design and evaluation of technical and economic factor MS1A_W12, MS1A_W03 Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W003 has advanced knowledge of technology of processing and use of raw materials/fuels MS1A_W10 Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W004 has advanced knowledge of the use of specialized hardware and software MS1A_W03 Completion of laboratory classes,
Execution of laboratory classes,
Activity during classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Others
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 understands the need for further training and upgrading of skills and personal - - + - - - - - - - -
M_K002 is aware of the importance and understanding Non-technical aspects and impacts of engineering, including its impact on the environment and related the responsibility for decisions - - + - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 The student can independently perform presentations in English - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U002 able to acquire, evaluate critically and creatively process information from the scientific literature, databases and other carefully selected sources in English - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U003 can make a preliminary economic analysis of engineering activities undertaken and can carry out a multi-faceted - - + - - - - - - - -
M_U004 is aware of the importance and understanding Non-technical aspects and impacts of engineering, including its impact on the environment and related the responsibility for decisions; - - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 has extensive and deepend knowledge of the chemistry necessary to perform chemical analyses to understand chemical reactions and processes and associated physicochemical phenomena in chemical technologies - - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 advanced knowledge in the field on the implementation of typical technological processes, principles of their design and evaluation of technical and economic factor + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 has advanced knowledge of technology of processing and use of raw materials/fuels + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W004 has advanced knowledge of the use of specialized hardware and software + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:
Energy and Enviroment

Lecture 1 – Clean energy technologies
Modern fossil-fuel power systems. Combined heat and power units – purpose and practical applications. Next generation combustion engines and gas turbines. Low and near zero-emission power technologies. Oxy-fuel combustion and chemical looping technologies.
Micro and nanotechnology power systems. Renewable energy and hybrid systems in domestic use and transportation systems.

Lecture 2 – Pollutant emission control
GHG emissions. Energy policy and legislation. Sustainable development dilemmas. Anthropogenic pollutions and wastes. Air pollution monitoring and emissions control.

Lecture 3- Advanced technological options for coal conversion
Advanced clean coal technologies. Gasification of the coal. Coal conversion to liquid and gaseous fuels. Integrated gasification combined cycles. Synergy of nuclear energy and fossil fuels.

Lecture 4 – Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies
Advanced distributed energy systems. Fuel cells for stationary and mobile applications. Hydrogen production and storage. Future hybrid systems.

Lecture 5 – CO2 mitigation technologies
Trends in carbon emissions. Efficiency improvement. Energy save and storage. Carbon removal technologies. Post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration. Fuel refining. Renewable energy technologies.

Lecture 6 Decarbonization of urban space
Energy and buildings. Improvement of household energy use. Green transportation systems. Intelligent buildings. Recycling, reuse and municipal waste disposal. District heating and cooling.

Laboratory classes:
Practical exercises and laboratory tests

1. Simulation of advanced power generation cycles (Lab. – WEiP, GATECycle software)
2. Environmental pollution – monitoring, control and waste treatment (Lab. – WEiP)
3. Coal cleaning and conversion technologies (Lab. – WEiP)
4. PEM fuel cell testing and performance characteristics (Lab. – WEiP)
5. Testing of small hybrid PV/wind system (Lab. – WEiP)
6. Biofuels and CNG use in the internal combustion engines (Lab. – WEiP)

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 147 h
Module ECTS credits 5 ECTS
Participation in lectures 20 h
Contact hours 30 h
Examination or Final test 30 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 20 h
Participation in laboratory classes 22 h
Preparation for classes 25 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Mark from seminars/laboratory (L) and test (exam)(T) Final mark (FM)
FM =0.6*w*T+0.4*L

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The basic knowledge about chemistry, physics, mechanics,

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. F. Kreith, D.Y. Goswami: Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, CRC Press, 2007
2.B. Everett, J.Ramage: Energy Systems and, Sustainability, Oxford 2003
3.M.F. Hordeski: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells: Advances in Transporation and Power, CRC Press, 2009
4. S.A. Roosa, A.G. Jhaveri: Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies, CRC, 2009
5. J. J. Peirce, P.A. Vesilind, R.Weiner: Environmental Pollution and Control, 4-th Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998
6. D.A. Bell, B.F. Towler: Coal Gasification and Its Applications, Elsevier, 2010
7. Fuel cells (each book)

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None