APPLIED ENERGY

APPLIED ENERGY

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Code
66021
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 10375 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW


The course of APPLIED ENERGY aims to analyze the new Italian energy mix following the recent European environmental policies. After providing an overview of the different renewable energy sources, the course analyzes the production of hydrogen and biofuels (methane and methanol) from renewable sources, comparing the solutions from the energetic and environmental standpoint.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to provide students with the basic notions of the use of energy sources complementary to fossils sources and to discuss their possible inclusion in the natural environment. Furthermore, the course investigates the production of hydrogen and bio-fuels from electrical energy produced by renewable energy sources.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module aims to examine the possibilities and difficulties arising from the use of renewable sources and to highlight the current ecological problems and possible solutions. The module also aims to investigate different solutions for the production of hydrogen and bio-fuels from renewable energy sources.The attendance, the active participation in the proposed training activities and the individual study will allow the student to obtain an adequate management of renewable energies for the production of the amount of energy required by the current social development.

PREREQUISITES

The module, chosen among other possible options, represents the natural completion of the teaching of Machines, mandatory for the second year of the Bc. degree

Teaching methods

The module provides about 60 hours of frontal lessons; passing the related exam entails the assignment of 6 credits.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Primary energy sources and renewable energy sources (RES); European energy policies; evolution of the Italian energy production mix and role of RES.

Renewable energy sources: overview of the different RES  (solar, wind, hydraulic, geothermal, bioenergies) and their utilization in Italy. Incentives for rnewable energy sources plants in Italy. 

Hydraulic plants: hydraulic energy and potential; typologies of hydraulic plants; theoretical power and effective production; examples of hydraulic plants in Italy.

Wind plants: wind energy and evaluation of wind potential; producible power and real production; typologies of winfd turbines; examples of wind plants in Italy. 

Bioenergy plants: biogas and biomethane plants; energy management of biogas plants; examples of plants in Italy. 

 

Hydrogen: Hydrogen production from renewable energy; electrolysis process; typologies of electrolysers; hydrogen storage methods; comparison with other fuels, energetic and economic aspects. 

Bio-methane: plants for bio-methane synthesis from renewable energy; comparison hydrogen - methane;  hydrogen-methane blends and potential advantages; energetic and economic aspects; examples. 

Bio-methanol: plants for bio-methanol synthesis from renewable energy; comparison hydrogen - methanol; energetic and economic aspects; examples. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The whole course and slides are available on aulaweb.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MASSIMO RIVAROLO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The module provides about 60 hours of frontal lessons; passing the related exam entails the assignment of 6 credits.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam. Discussion of two topics presented during the course.

Assessment methods

​The usual calls for the summer, autumn and winter sessions are scheduled. If the number of students allows it, it is possible, upon reservation, to take the exam at any date.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/02/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale