Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ENERGY SYSTEMS AND POWER GENERATION (ING-IND/09)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

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

Prerequisites

The student has to know the main contents of the courses of Chemistry, Applied thermodynamics and heat transfer and Fluid Machinery:
- Stoichiometry of chemical reactions
- Gibbs equation
- Ideal gas law
- Thermodynamic properties
- Rankine cycle, Joule cycle and combined cycles
- Efficiencies of Thermodynamic cycles. Carnot efficiency
- Operation of Pumps, compressors and turbines

Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO THE SUSTAINABILITY (0,5 CFU, Lessons 4 h )
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.
COGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES (3 CFU, lessons 8 h, exercises 16 h)
Cogeneration power plants: configurations and performance analysis. Management of electric and thermal loads. Grid connected or stand-alone cogeneration power plants. Definition and calculation of the PES coefficient for different cogeneration plant configurations. Micro-cogeneration and distributed generation.
FUELS (1 CFU, lessons 8 h)
Conventional and non-conventional fuels (fossil fuels, hydrogen). Flammability limits. Activation energy. Maintenance of plants and supplier management.
HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES (1,5 CFU: lessons 10 h, exercises 2 h)
Hydrogen production technologies. Reforming processes description. Efficiencies evaluation of reforming systems.
Fuel cells: operation and classification: PEM, SOFC, MCFC. Polarization curve and performance. Definition/calculation of cell losses: activation losses, ohmic losses, concentration losses
RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS (2,5 CFU: lessons 20 h)
Photovoltaic power systems: operation and performances. Wind power plants: operation and performances. Hydroelectric power plants: operation and performances, Turbines used in hydroelectric power plant.
Thermodynamic solar power plants: operation and performances, Archimede project.
Geothermal power plants: operation and performances, classification by temperature, enthalpy and physical state. Binary cycle power plant. Organic fluids.
Biomass energy conversion systems, gasification and incineration, Microbial fuel cells.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMISSIONS and CO2 CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES (0,5 CFU: lessons 4h)
Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. Technologies for the CO2 capture and storage.

INTRODUCTION TO THE SUSTAINABILITY (0,5 CFU, Lessons 4 h)
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.
COGENERATION TECHNOLOGIES (3 CFU, lessons 8 h, exercises 16 h)
Cogeneration power plants: configurations and performance analysis. Management of electric and thermal loads. Definition and calculation of the PES coefficient. Micro-cogeneration and distributed generation.
FUELS (1 CFU, lessons 8 h)
Conventional and non-conventional fuels (fossil fuels, hydrogen).
HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES (1,5 CFU: lessons 10 h, exercises 2 h)
Hydrogen production technologies. Reforming processes description.
Fuel cells: operation and classification: PEM, SOFC, MCFC. Polarization curve and performance. The fuel cell losses.
RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS (2,5 CFU: lessons 20 h)
Photovoltaic power systems. Wind power plants. Hydroelectric power plants.
Thermodynamic solar power plants. Geothermal power plants. Biomass energy conversion systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMISSIONS and CO2 CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES (0,5 CFU: lessons 4h)
Environmental Impact of Energy Systems. Technologies for the CO2 capture and storage.

Teaching Methods

The teaching includes theoretical lessons and exercises in the classroom. The exercises on cogeneration power plants will be performed together with the teacher and a discussion on the results will be carried out.

Textbooks

Renewable Energy Systems
Buchla, David M.; Kissell, Thomas E.; Floyd, Thomas L.
2015, Editor: Pearson
Slides of the course, available on http://www.ingegneria.uniparthenope.it/gesmag/index.php?page=insegnamenti

Learning assessment

The objective of the exam consists in verifying the know ledge of the arguments and the achievement of the previously indicated training objectives.
The exam, which has an estimated duration of about 45 minutes, consists of an oral test during which the knowledge and the ability in presenting the arguments discussed during the course will be assessed, as well as a project realized as homework. This project will be prepared by the student similarly to the exercises performed during the course. The data needed to develop the project will be individually assigned by the teacher.
The evaluation of the elaborate will weigh 25% on the final evaluation of the exam.

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