Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
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MINUTILLO Mariagiovanna
Second semester
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Course description

The course objective is to facilitate an understanding of the technology, processes and policy that underpin energy systems within the context of the sustainability of energy supply and demand. Thus, the course will be devoted to deep the knowledge of energy conversions systems that allow both to achieve high efficiencies in the electric and thermal energies production (i.e. cogeneration technologies and to produce electric energy by using the renewable resources.

Risultati di apprendimento (declinati rispetto ai descrittori di Dublino)

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione (knowledge and understanding)
Knowledge of conventional energy systems based on fossil fuels for their application in the cogeneration field
Knowledge of advanced and high efficiency energy systems
Knowledge of renewable power plants
Knowledge of hydrogen technologies
Understanding of the cogeneration systems management
Understanding of the policy regarding renewable and cogeneration power systems

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate (applying knowledge and understanding)
Applying knowledge on cogeneration technologies by using a thermodymanic simulation code.
Applying knowledge on hydrogen technologies by using a thermochemical simulation code.
Applying understanding in power systems optimization criteria

Autonomia di giudizio (making judgements)
Making judgements on the more suitable energy technologies with respect to the installation site, the energy demand and the legislative constraints.
Making judgements on the energy performance
Making judgements on the influence of the power generation strategies on the environmental impact

Abilità comunicative (communication skills)
Communication skills the choice of the power systems designing criteria
Communication skills on a project realized by using a simulation code and ability in illustrating the calculated results

Capacità di apprendere (learning skills)
Learning skills by finding the tools useful for improving the knowledge
Learning skills by finding the tools useful for elaborating the own ability in plant designing




The energy consumption in the world and the pollutant emissions control. The energetic-environmental sustainability concerning the energy conversion systems. The control of the greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency improvement in different application fields: residential, industry, transport and electric power production. (0,5 CFU)
Cogeneration power plants. Management of electric and thermal loads. Grid connected or stand-alone cogeneration power plants. PES calculation. Micro-cogeneration and distributed generation. (3,5 CFU)
Hydrogen production technologies: steam reforming, partial oxidation, autothermal reforming. (0,5 CFU)
Fuel cell technologies: low and high temperature fuel cells. Polarization curves and losses. (1 CFU)
Renewable power plants: photovoltaic power systems, wind power plants, hydroelectric power plants, biomass power plants, thermodynamic solar power plants, geothermoelectric power plants. (3 CFU)
Technologies for the CO2 capture and storage. Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. (0,5 CFU)

Teaching Methods


“Tecnologie delle energie rinnovabili”, D. Cocco, C. Palomba, P. Puddu, Editore S.G.E.
Slides of the course, available on http://www.ingegneria.uniparthenope.it/gesmag/index.php?page=insegnamenti

Learning assessment

Oral examination during which a project is discussed too

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