IDENTIFYING DATA 2007_08
Subject Code 205141228
Study programme
Enginyeria Ambiental (2006)
Cycle 2nd
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
3 Optativa Only annual
Language
Department Enginyeria Mecànica
Enginyeria Química
Coordinator
SALVADÓ ROVIRA, JOAN
E-mail joan.salvado@urv.cat
Lecturers
SALVADÓ ROVIRA, JOAN
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Relevant information Introduction to the possibilities of diverse renewable resources to be turned energy and material.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
  Common
  Professional
  Research
Type B Code Competences Transversal
  Common
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
  Common

Learning aims
Objectives Competences
To introduce the possibilities of diverse renewable resources to be turned energy and material.
To develope abilities for use of instrumental and bibliographical tools.
To understand the design of projects and methodologies related to the investigation area.

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
UNIT 1: Introduction.
Energy needs: industrial sector, services, transportation and home.
Energy sources. oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear power, renewable energies.
UNIT 2: Geothermal Energy Application.
Geographic placement.
Used Technologies.
UNIT 3: Solar Thermal Energy.
Solar Map.
Available Technologies.
Design for a home use.
UNIT 4: Solar Photovoltaic Energy.
Fundamentals.
Types of cells.
Applications.
Powering a rural home.
UNIT 5: Energy from the wind.
Eolic Map.
Wind generators and yields.
UNIT 6: Hydro Energy.
Technology.
Present use.
UNIT 7: Energy from Biomass.
What is biomass?
Inventory.
Combustion.
Pyrolisis.
Gasification.
Biofuels.
Hydrogen.
Fuel Cells.
UNIT 8: Particle boards from lignocelululousus materials.
Characterization.
Compatibilización with plastics.
UNIT 9: New adhesives from the lignin.
UNIT 10: Project: Integration of renewable energies.

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours Hours outside the classroom (**) Total hours
Introductory activities
0 0 0
 
Lecture
0 0 0
Problem solving, classroom exercises
0 0 0
 
Personal tuition
0 0 0
 
Practical tests
0 0 0
 
(*) 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   ::  Guia de metodologies docents
  Description
Introductory activities Presentació de l'assignatura.
Lecture Expositive classes.
Problem solving, classroom exercises Group problems.

Personalized attention
 
Description

Assessment
  Description Weight
Problem solving, classroom exercises Activitats en grup. 25%
Practical tests Prova parcial (25%).

Prova final (50%).
75%
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information

Basic
  • Renewable energy. Bent Sorensen. Academic Press; 2nd edition (May 31, 2000) Pyrolysis and gasification of waste. Juniper Consultants.

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