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SYSTEM MANAGEMENT FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CODE 94667
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10553 ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL RISK MANAGEMENT(LM-26) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/09
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course deals with the management of large combustion plants, and their interaction with the environment. The Best Available Technologies to reduce polluting emissions during combustion, analyzes transport and storage are based on the European legislation on IPCC, also considering the associated risk. Methods for the estimation, monitoring and control of emissions and the authorization process of production facilities are presented.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course will cover the topics related to the management of Large Combustion Plants, LCP, and their interaction with the environment. Fuel properties and associated risks are presented, with a focus on the Utilities network monitoring. Combustion process and its environmental impact will be investigated and the Best Available Technology to reduce pollutant emissions in LCP will be analyzed on the base of the 2016 European IPCC BrEFDocument. LCP pollutant monitoring and control strategies will be presented.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The student must be familiar with the characteristics of fossil and alternative fuels, from an energy and environmental impact point of view.

    The student must be able to assess the intensity of emissions related to combustion plants, to choose the most appropriate abatement strategies and to carry out their basic sizing.

    The student must be able to evaluate the impact in terms of decarbonisation of the processes obtainable with the different strategies presented

    The student must understand the effects that natural events (wind and precipitation) have on production sites and which containment actions can be used

    The student must know the Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, and IPPC Permit (Integrated Environmental Authorization) process.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Theoretical lessons and practical examples

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Lecture 1 – National and International Energy Outlook

    Course introduction, Primary Energy Sources, Energy Consumption and final use, Renewables and Non-renewable Sources, Basics of Energy Systems, Capacity vs Generation. Exercise on Different power plant Efficiency and Environmental impact

    Lecture 2 – Fuels and their properties

    Fuel higher and lower fuel calorific value vs Fuel density; Gaseous, liquid and solid fuel properties, Biofuels, Hydrogen.

    Lecture 3 – Fuel Storage and Transportation

    Unloading, storage and handling, Nature and classification of dangerous materials, Volatile Organic Compounds, Dust- Particulate Matter, Air Quality, Storage and handling Emissions to air, Dispersiveness classes of solid bulk material, BAT for Solid Fuel Storage transfer and handling, Storage modes for liquid and
    liquefied gases, Leak Monitoring, Risk-based Inspection.

    Lecture 4 – Air Pollution – Traditional Power Plants Primary Techniques to reduce emissions

    Ambient air quality EU Directives, Impact by sector to air pollutants, Chemistry of combustion, Effect of Equivalence ratio, Carbon Monoxide, Sulfur Oxides, Nitrogen Oxides, Organic Compound, Particulate Matter, Combustion Process, pollutant prevention in internal and external combustion systems. Emissions from LCP, Pollutant measurement and correction.

    Lecture 5 – EU Energy Policies and their effects on National production mix

    EU energy policies, Evolution of energy production mix in Italy and Renewable energy Sources (RES) influence, Incentivizing instruments for RES and costs, Effects of RES diffusion on the electrical system.

    Lecture 6 – Flue Gas treatment, Secondary Techniques to reduce emissions

    Dust Collectors: Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), Bag of Fabric Filters, Centrifugal precipitation, Wet Scrubbers; Exercise. DeNOx: selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR); Exercise. DeSOx: Wet lime/limestone scrubbers, Seawater scrubber, Spray dry scrubber/absorber, Duct Sorbent Injection.

    Lecture 7 – CO2 Emission from power generation and Carbon Capture Technology

    Global Warming, CO2 emission by sector, the Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, Emissions trading system (ETS), 2030/2050 EU climate strategies and targets. CO2 capture methodology: Precombustion, Oxy Combustion, Post Combustion Capture. Absorption vs Adsorption, Pressure swing adsorption, membrane. Cost of Capture, CO2 Storage, CO2 reuse.

    Lecture 8 – IPPC, Integrated Pollutant Prevention & Control

    Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, IPPC Permit (Integrated Environmental Authorization), Monitoring plan and control obligations. Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

    Lecture 9 – Dam management for flood prevention, a case study

    The Hydroelectric Group of Terni, Integrated system, Remote control of power plants and dams, Flooding event analysis, Management and Refurbishment.

    Lecture 10 – Oil Spill Management, a case study

    Oil Pipeline layout, Harbour Connections, Unloading Operations, the importance of monitoring, Recovery plan.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Materiale del corso disponibile su Aulaweb  (https://www.aulaweb.unige.it)

    IPCC, Reference Document on Best Available Techniques on Large Combustion Plant

    IPCC, Reference Document on Best Available Techniques on Emissions from Storage

    Air quality in Europe —2018 report

    EEA Report

    AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors, US Environmental Protection Agency

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ALESSANDRO SORCE (President)

    DARIA BELLOTTI

    MARIO LUIGI FERRARI

    LOREDANA MAGISTRI

    ALBERTO TRAVERSO

    ALBERTO VANNONI

    ARISTIDE MASSARDO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral Exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of depth of each topic will be given during the lessons. The oral exam will mainly focus on the topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess whether the student has achieved an adequate level of knowledge.

    Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2023 09:30 SAVONA Orale
    23/01/2023 09:30 SAVONA Orale
    16/02/2023 14:30 SAVONA Orale
    07/06/2023 14:30 SAVONA Orale
    21/06/2023 09:30 SAVONA Orale
    14/07/2023 09:30 SAVONA Orale
    05/09/2023 09:30 SAVONA Orale