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Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Module name (EN): Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_V_4.09.EEN
SAP-Submodule-No.: P241-0243
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 25 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_V_4.09.EEN (P241-0243) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAB_19_A_3.04.SKS Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Piston Engines, Compressors and Turbines

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Recommended as prerequisite for:

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sauer, M.Sc.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sauer, M.Sc.

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with simple procedures for determining energy requirements. They will understand the function of different energy converters with the corresponding conversion efficiencies.
Design issues for simple heat exchangers.
Selection of suitable energy converters for the energy supply of buildings and industrial plants. They will be able to evaluate the application possibilities of a combined heat, power and cooling system in terms of efficiency, emissions and economy.
Students will understand technologies for using renewable energy sources and be able to develop supply concepts in combination with conventional methods of energy supply.
They will be able to carry out energy balances for different energy converters independently in the lab and write lab reports.

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Module content:
Methods of time-resolved determination and presentation of energy demand (basics of calculating energy demand); Load curves and annual duration curves; Performance ranges and efficiencies of different aggregates for the supply of power and heat/cooling and their operating behavior including basic knowledge about the function and performance spectra of regenerative systems such as thermal power plants and heat pumps. Solar plants and biomass utilization plants, geothermal, photovoltaic and wind power plants.
Selecting the right plants/systems for supplying energy to buildings and plants (satisfying a load profile).
Execution and evaluation of approx. four suitable lab tests for carrying out energy balance calculations for energy converters (e.g.: pumps, fans, if necessary solar power system and model heat exchanger)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with lecture notes; Experiment descriptions; Lab experiments with assistance where required
Independently written lab reports in accordance with specifications on content and form, a short presentation with subsequent discussion

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Recommended or required reading:
Herbrik, R.: Energie- und Wärmetechnik, Teubner, Stuttgart.
Quaschning,V.: Regenerative Energiesysteme, Hanser.
Kaltschmitt,M. et all: Erneuerbare Energien, Springer.
Kaltschmidt, all: Energie aus Biomasse, Springer.
Khartchenko, N.V.: Thermische Solaranlagen, Springer.
Zahoransky,A.: Energietechnik, Vieweg.

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