Course syllabus Z-AZE - Alternative Energy Sources (FA - SS 2013/2014)


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Course code:
Z-AZE
Course title in Czech: Alternative Energy Sources
Course title in English:
Alternative Energy Sources
Semester:
SS 2013/2014
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor; master
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Technology and Automobile Transport (FA)
Faculty: Faculty of AgriSciences
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with basic terms in the scope of energetics and technics in connection with economy and provide them an orientation in energy sources structure, energy demands and energy savings in connection with ecological aspects. Meaning of renewable energy sources is emphasized, namely business opportunities in the field on the base of legislation and economical conditions.
 
Course content:
1.
Course introduction (allowance 6/10)
 
a.
3E problem, energetic problems
b.
Energy sources on the Earth
c.
Ecology problems, GHG generation, thermo emissions
d.
Energy as a physical quantity, physical basis, physical units, energy Transformation, transformation efficiency. Heating capacity,
e.
Heat pumps
f.
Cogeneration - CHP, condensing heating drums (boilers)

2.
Solar energy (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
passive and active utilization
b.solar collectors
c.
photovoltaic panels

3.
Energy of water and wind (allowance 4/4)
 
a.small water power plants
b.
energy of oceans
c.
energy of wind

4.
Energy of biomass (allowance 10/8)
 
a.
biomass - basic principles
b.
thermo-chemical transformations
c.
biochemical transformations
d.
liquid fuels for internal combustion engines

5.
Hydrogen (allowance 2/0)
 
a.
Hydrogen - generation, storage
b.Fuel cells

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture
24 h
0 h
practice
6 h
0 h
seminar
24 h
0 h
consultation
2 h
0 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam
22 h
0 h
preparation for regular testing
25 h
0 h
preparation of presentation
12 h0 h
writing of seminar paper23 h
0 h
Total140 h0 h
 
Assessment methods:
written test and oral examination
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total0 %
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
MACKAY, D. Sustainable Energy - without the hot air.  [online]. 2009. URL: http://www.withouthotair.com/download.html.
DEMIRBAS, A. Biofuels: securing the planet’s future energy needs. London: Springer, 2009. 336 p. ISBN 978-1-84882-010-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Alena Hooperová on 01/06/2014.

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