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General information:
Name:
Biomass in Energy Applications
Course of study:
2013/2014
Code:
STC-2-114-CF-s
Faculty of:
Energy and Fuels
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
Field of study:
Chemical Technology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Filipowicz Mariusz (filipow@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
mgr inż. Szubel Mateusz (mszubel@agh.edu.pl)
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Filipowicz Mariusz (filipow@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 Student is aware of his/her responsibility for tasks realized by a team TC2A_K04 Completion of laboratory classes,
Involvement in teamwork
M_K002 Student is able to think creatively TC2A_K06 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to search, evaluate and convert data from scientific literature and other selected sources TC2A_U01 Oral answer,
Report,
Project
Knowledge
M_W001 Student hs knowledge of devices, grids and energy systems. TC2A_W17 Oral answer,
Project
M_W002 Student knows advanced methods of renewable energy sources use, storage and cooperation with fuel and energy systems TC2A_W09 Activity during classes,
Oral answer,
Project
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 Student is aware of his/her responsibility for tasks realized by a team - - + + - - - - - - -
M_K002 Student is able to think creatively + - + + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to search, evaluate and convert data from scientific literature and other selected sources - - + + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student hs knowledge of devices, grids and energy systems. + - + + - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows advanced methods of renewable energy sources use, storage and cooperation with fuel and energy systems + - + + - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Problems of combustion and co-combustion of different biomass types (wood, pellets, straw, sewage sludge and other)
2. Devices dedicated to biomass combustion (boilers, stoves, furnaces and other) – design, exploitation, construction issues..
3. Co-combustion of biomass fuels (straw, wood, pellets, etc)
4. The emission of pollutants and particulate matter from biomass boilers – generation, measurement, reduction methods
5. The control and optimization of combustion process
6. The exploitation problems of biomass boilers (corrosion, ash and other)
7. The analysis of faults and breakdowns during the biomass boilers exploitation

Classes include also a study visit to a company –a manufacturer of biomass boilers, with the presentation of technological process and discussion with different employeesfrom different departments of the company

Laboratory classes:

1. Determination of temperature distribution in combustion chamber of the biomass boiler
2. Analysis of gas exhaust resulting from combustion process
3. Measurement of particulate matter concentration in flue gases
4. Measurement of boiler thermal power during combustion of biomass with different parameters
5. Measurement of heat accumulation
6. Monitoring and control of biomass combustion by application of different control algorithms
7. Studies of operation of selected components (exchangers, heaters, radiators) and simple ORC unit.

Project classes:

1. Analysis of combustion reactions
2. Calculations of efficiency and losses
3. Elements of numerical modeling of parts of energy devices based on biomass
4. Heating systems based on biomass

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 90 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 10 h
Participation in laboratory classes 20 h
Participation in project classes 15 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
Completion of a project 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Evaluations of laboratory exercises (L) are calculated on the basis of the points from the reports and activities in the laboratory, under the Regulation of University Studies. Evaluations of project classes (P) are calculated on the basis of grades from projects prepared by the groups of students and score from test. Evaluation of the lecture (Z) is determined on the basis of the results of the first completion test in accordance with the Regulations of University Studies.

Final rating (FR) is calculated as a weighted average of these ratings
FR = 0.3 • w • Z + 0.3 • w • P + 0,4 • w • L
w = 1 for the I term, w = 0.9 for the first retake, w = 0.8 for second retake

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

General knowledge of physics, mathematics and chemistry. Ability to perform laboratory measurements, general knowledge of measurement techniques and basics of data processing.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing, Edited by Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan, Eartscan, 2008,ISBN: 978-1-84407-249-1,
2. Donald L. Klass, Biomass for renewable energy, fuels and chemicals, Academic Press
3. Scientifics papers from journals Biomass and Bioenergy, Renewable Energy and others

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

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None