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Cursus: GEO4-2502
GEO4-2502
Energy Conversion Technologies I (thermal/chemical)
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-2502
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Science and Innovation Management;
Contactpersoondr. E. Nieuwlaar
Telefoon+31 30 2537607
E-maile.nieuwlaar@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. E. Nieuwlaar
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (02-09-2013 t/m 10-11-2013)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Opmerking

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Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 19-08-2013 t/m 20-08-2013
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen

After completion of this course students will be able to perform thorough analyses of thermal and chemical energy conversion technologies and systems on the basis of scientific principles that underlie these technologies. The technologies covered are:

1. Power cycles (steam turbines, gas turbines, Otto, Diesel, etc.)
2. Fuel cells
3. Electric/hybrid vehicle technologies
4. Heat transfer (heat exchangers, heat pumps, refrigeration)
5. Biomass production & conversion
6. Thermochemical conversions (combustion, gasification, …)
7. Carbon dioxide Capture & Storage
8. Hydrogen technologies

Inhoud

The relation between design of energy conversion systems and their performance is the core of this course. In order to investigate this relation you need to open up the “black box” of energy conversion systems. Instead of characterizing a system by inputs and outputs, as is done in many other courses, you need to study the scientific principles on which the system is based, and which lead, in the end, after having closed the black box, to the system-specific inputs and outputs. Applying basic principles will allow you to define maximum theoretical conversion efficiencies, and comparing these to actual efficiencies shows that many improvements (still) are possible.

This course is subdivided in three parts: basics, examples of thermal and chemical energy conversion technologies, and one detailed energy conversion technology case. In the basics part general thermodynamic principles common to energy conversion technologies are treated.

The conversion technologies covered include

  • Refrigeration and heat pumps
  • Gas and steam turbines
  • Diesel and Otto engines
  • Fuel cells
  • Biomass production and conversions
  • Carbon capture and storage.
  • Hydrogen technologies

A case study will be performed by the students, and these will be presented to other students in a mini-symposium. These case studies are based on recent literature.

Note: the course Energy Conversion Technologies – II concentrates on physical and mechanical energy conversions. Together, they constitute a wide overview of energy conversion technologies.

Ingangseisen
Voorkennis
- Knowledge of Elementary thermodynamics and calculus
Verplicht materiaal
Reader
Course reader, Lecture notes
Literatuur
Course reader
Boek
Thermodynamics, an engineering approach, 7th Edition in SI Units, by Y.A. Çengel and M.A. Boles (McGraw-Hill, 2011, ISBN 978-007-13111-3).
Boek
Renewable Energy Resources, 2nd edition, by J. Twidell, T. Weir (Taylor and Francis: 2006, ISBN 978 0-419-25330-3)
Boek
B. Malmfors et al., Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers. Nottingham: UP, 2004 (2nd edition).
Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)
Computerpracticum (Verplicht)

Hoorcollege (Verplicht)

Project (Verplicht)

Werkcollege (Verplicht)

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Two exams and a presentation during the mini-symposium

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