Energy Systems and Power Engineering

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Introductory first course for the specialization in ENERGY. The course provides an overall view of the energy field and pertinent global problems, reviews some of the thermodynamic basics in energy conversion, and presents the state-of-the-art technology for power generation and fuel processing.

World primary energy resources and use: fossil fuels, renewable energies, nuclear energy; present situation, trends, and future developments. Sustainable energy system and environmental impact of energy conversion and use: energy, economy and society. Electric power and the electricity economy worldwide and in Switzerland; production, consumption, alternatives. The electric power distribution system. Renewable energy and power: available techniques and their potential. Cost of electricity. Conventional power plants and their cycles; state-of-the -art and advanced cycles. Combined cycles and cogeneration; environmental benefits. Solar thermal power generation and solar photovoltaics. Hydrogen as energy carrier. Fuel cells: characteristics, fuel reforming and combined cycles. Nuclear power plant technology.

The course deals with the following topics

  • World primary energy resources and use: fossil fuels, renewable energies, nuclear energy (present situation, trends, and future developments)
  • Sustainable energy system and environmental impact of energy conversion and use: energy, economy and society
  • Electric power and the electricity economy worldwide and in Switzerland (production, consumption, alternatives)
  • Electric power distribution system, cost of electricity
  • Renewable energy and power: available techniques and their potential
  • Conventional power plants and their cycles (state-of-the -art and advanced cycles). Combined cycles and cogeneration; environmental benefits
  • Solar thermal power generation and solar photovoltaics. Hydrogen as energy carrier. Fuel cells: characteristics, fuel reforming and combined cycles
  • Nuclear power plant technology

Course start:

Spring, Tuesday 10.00 -13.00


Course number:

151-0206


Lecturers:

Prof. Abhari,
Prof. Steinfeld

 
 
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25.06.2017
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