IDENTIFYING DATA 2019_20
Subject (*) POLYGENERATION OF ENERGY AND ENERGY INTEGRATION Code 20755106
Study programme
Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies (2019)
Cycle 2nd
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
4.5 Compulsory First 2Q
Language
Anglès
Department Mechanical Engineering
Coordinator
BRUNO ARGILAGUET, JUAN CARLOS
E-mail juancarlos.bruno@urv.cat
Lecturers
BRUNO ARGILAGUET, JUAN CARLOS
Web http://http://www.urv.cat/ca/estudis/masters/oferta/sistemes-conversio-energia/informacio-academica/
General description Curs sobre producció descentralitzada o distribuida d'energia basat en el concepte de poligeneració d'energia per a producció de múltiples serveis energètics (electricitat, calor, refrigeració, aigua desalada, etc) a partir d'energies renovables o d'origen fossil i caracteritzada per una alta integració energètica entre els diferents sistemes del sistema de poligeneració.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 CE3 Designing and integrating thermal conversion technologies into efficient energy systems with low greenhouse gas emissions using specific ICT tools.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 CT2 Forming opinions on the basis of the efficient management and use of information.
 CT3 Solve complex problems critically, creatively and innovatively in multidisciplinary contexts.
Type C Code Competences Nuclear

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 CE3 Learn the basic concepts of primary energy, final energy, energy conversion and energy efficiency.
Understand the concepts, technical characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of the separate production of energy, cogeneration, trigeneration and polygeneration or multigeneration of energy.
Handle the concepts of decentralised or distributed systems of energy and hot and cold district networks.
Understand the principal technical characteristics of technologies that can be used as basic blocks in polygeneration systems.
Calculate the primary energy saving, CO2 emissions and the economic indicators in cogeneration, trigeneration and polygeneration installations.
Understand and calculate systems for recovering heat primarily from waste gases for generating steam and actioning thermal systems.
Understand and calculate systems for accumulating heat and cold for polygeneration systems.
Understand and calculate polygeneration systems based on organic fuels such as biogas and biomass gasification.
Understand and calculate polygeneration systems whose final products include the production of desalinated water via mechanical and technical energy.
Calculate and compare alternative configurations for supplying electricity, heat and cold to an industrial client or for buildings on the basis of environmental, energy and economic indicators, taking into account their specific energy demand profile.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 CT2 Master the tools for managing their own identity and activities in a digital environment.
Search for and find information autonomously using criteria of importance, reliability and relevance, which is useful for creating knowledge.
Organise information with appropriate tools (online and face-to-face) so that it can be updated, retrieved and processed for re-use in future projects.
Produce information with tools and formats appropriate to the communicative situation and with complete honesty.
Use IT to share and exchange the results of academic and scientific projects in interdisciplinary contexts that seek knowledge transfer.
 CT3 Recognise the situation as a problem in a multidisciplinary, research or professional environment, and take an active part in finding a solution.
Follow a systematic method with an overall approach to divide a complex problem into parts and identify the causes by applying scientific and professional knowledge.
Design a new solution by using all the resources necessary and available to cope with the problem.
Draw up a realistic model that specifies all the aspects of the solution proposed.
Assess the model proposed by contrasting it with the real context of application, find shortcomings and suggest improvements.
Type C Code Learning outcomes

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
1. Introduction: Definitions, basic concepts and technologies.
1.1. Definitions on energy, cogeneration, trigeneration and polygeneration
1.2. Description of technologies for cogeneration, trigeneration and polygeneration.
1.3. Configurations of energy polygeneration systems
2. Energy, economic and environmental analysis of polygeneration systems 2.1. Definition and calculation of energy indicators.
2.2. Definition and calculation of economic indicators.
2.3. Definition and calculation of environmental indicators.
3. Sizing of polygeneration systems. 3.1. Characterization and analysis of energy demands.
3.2. Sizing and analysis of energy supply systems using polygeneration.
4. Recovery of waste heat and integration of renewables. 4.1. Description and calculation of systems for the recovery of waste heat.
4.2. Integration of renewables.
5. Heat and cold storage systems. 5.1. Description and classification of heat storage technologies
5.2. Dsign of heat and cold storage systems
6. Polygeneration systems based on biomass 6.1. Biogas and biogas generation technologies
6.2. Description and analysis of polygeneration systems based on biogas
6.3. Biomass gasification
6.4. Description and analysis of polygeneration systems based on biomass gasification
7. Production of desalinated water 7.1. Technologies for water desalination
7.2. Description and analysis of polygeneration configurations for water desalination
8. Energy management and optimization of polygeneration systems 8.1. Energy optimization methods
8.2. Study of cases

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
CE3
CT2
1 0 1
Webconferencing
CE3
CT2
7 0 7
Reading written documents and graphs
CE3
CT2
CT3
0 30 30
Webcasting
CE3
CT2
0 6 6
Self-monitoring activities
CE3
0 5 5
Problem solving, exercises
CE3
CT2
0 35 35
Forums of debate
CE3
CT2
0 8 8
Practical cases/ case studies
CE3
CT2
CT3
0 18.5 18.5
Personal attention
CE3
CT2
2 0 2
 
Validation tests
CE3
CT2
0.5 0 0.5
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Activities aimed at taking contact and collecting information from students and presenting the subject through one of the web conferences.
Webconferencing Presentation of contents of the subject, presentation of activities, resolution of problems and doubts through web conference. This activity requires a synchronous presence of students and teachers. This activity will be recorded at the time of its development in order to make it available to students in the virtual classroom and facilitate their subsequent consultation.
Reading written documents and graphs Reading and working of documentation selected or prepared by the teaching staff, with the aim of facilitating the development of the competences of a more theoretical nature and the knowledge necessary for the development of practical activities.
Webcasting Presentation of some contents of the subject in video format previously recorded. This activity does not require a synchronous presence of students and teachers.
Self-monitoring activities Proposed activities that help the student to self-regulate their learning. Usually they will be a self-tracking test or short questions.
Problem solving, exercises Resolution by the students and with the help of the teacher of selected problems and exercises.
Forums of debate Students argue, confront ideas or raise doubts about a specific topic proposed by the teacher or the students themselves, through the use of asynchronous tools such as the Virtual Campus forum.
Practical cases/ case studies Approach to an open case study in which the student must work to provide a solution using the knowledge acquired during the course.
Personal attention Resolution of doubts of theory and arising from the resolution of problems and exercises.

Personalized attention
Description
Prof Joan Carles Bruno Dep. Enginyeria Mecànica, Despatx 112 Tel: 977 297068 juancarlos.bruno@urv.cat

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Self-monitoring activities
CE3
Proposed activities that help the student to self-regulate their learning. Usually they will be a self-tracking test or short questions. 10%
Problem solving, exercises
CE3
CT2
Resolution by the students and with the help of the teacher of selected problems and exercises. 40%
Forums of debate
CE3
CT2
Students argue, confront ideas or raise doubts about a specific topic proposed by the teacher or the students themselves, through the use of asynchronous tools such as the Virtual Campus forum. 10%
Practical cases/ case studies
CE3
CT2
CT3
Approach to an open case study in which the student must work to provide a solution using the knowledge acquired during the course. 40%
Validation tests
CE3
CT2
The validation tests will consist of individual webconferences in which the teacher will ask questions about the activities carried out. 0%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information

Basic J.C. Bruno, Moodle - Course: Polygeneration of Energy and Energy Integration, ,

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