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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

CODE 66021
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 10375 INGEGNERIA CHIMICA E DI PROCESSO (L-9) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW


    The course of SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT aims to analyze the new Italian energy mix following the recent EU environmental policies. After providing an overview of different renewable energy power plants, the course analyzes the production, storage and utilization 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 60 hours of distance teaching; 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  and their state of utilization in Italy. Incentives for renewable energy power 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)

    MARIO LUIGI FERRARI

    ALESSANDRO SORCE

    ALBERTO TRAVERSO

    LOREDANA MAGISTRI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

    Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the Professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods that take into account the modalities learning opportunities and provide suitable compensatory tools,  according to the course objectives.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    ​The usual calls for summer 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
    20/12/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    03/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale