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Advanced Energy and Power Engineering

Module name (EN): Advanced Energy and Power Engineering
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAM_19_V_3.07.ETV
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 5V (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAM_19_V_3.07.ETV Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 93.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Gierend
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Gierend

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Learning outcomes:
Learning outcomes:
Professional skills:
After successfully completing this module, students will know how to set up, plan and operate thermal plants, such as waste-to-energy plants (MHKW). They will be familiar with the historical, social and political backgrounds that must be taken into consideration in planning, design and approval procedures. They will be familiar with and understand the individual components of a system, can name variants and explain how they work. They will be familiar with the legal basis for planning and operation. The students will be familiar with the control engineering side of plant operation and will be familiar with sensors, actuators, controls and process control systems.
Methodological skills:
Knowledge acquired about basic subjects will be deepened in application-specific areas. Students will understand and be able to apply methods from the fields of thermodynamics, physics, chemistry, biology, automation engineeringapplied in the context of the plant. They will be able to develop and implement legal requirements on the basis of legal texts. Students will be able to safely apply specialized methods for the calculation of characteristics and design parameters (for incineration plants: bunker size, annual capacity, availability, water/steam cycle, turbine, district heating, electricity, etc.)
Social skills:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to analyze problems together as a group and work on them independently as a project. They will be able to divide a project into sub-projects in order to work on them independently. Research, the presentation of solutions and discussions will take place in small groups. Students will learn to communicate confidently with regulatory authorities. They will be able to present their final results clearly and reliably.
Personal competence:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use the tools safely and evaluate the results of their work. They will understand the necessity of legal limits and the technical measures to monitor them. They will be able to assess and classify measurement results with regard to their accuracy and validity

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Module content:
1.        Significance of thermal waste treatment plants in the waste management concepts / Necessity of plants for thermal waste treatment / Justifying the selected plant size
        Tasks and planning basis
_        Framework schedule / introduction / preliminary planning / basic evaluation
_        Site search / approval planning for ROV (regional planning procedure) and PFV (plan approval procedure)
_        Planning the system
_        Environmental impact study / conceptual design / first explanatory report
_        Regional planning procedure
_        Construction / Approval procedure
3.        Waste management framework data
_        The generation of waster / individual waste fractions
4.        Site-related framework data
5.        Plant concept
6.        Wastewater-free exhaust gas cleaning
7.        Waste treatment and disposal
8.        Stack and emission monitoring
9.        Operational concept
10.        Conclusion

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, lecture guide, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Various handbooks,
Sources from the Internet
State approval procedures (Saarland)

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