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DISCONTINUED: Advanced Energy Systems Management

Advanced Energy Systems Management has been discontinued. This module is not currently being run on any WMG programme.

Introduction

This module will introduce students to the range of conventional and advanced-technology energy supply systems used by process engineers for commercial processing. It will also outline the structure of the World and European energy industry, the relative reserves of fossil fuels, energy transmission networks and the concept of “sustainability” in energy provision in regard to resource depletion, pollutant emissions, renewable resources and the Greenhouse Effect. The module aims to develop process engineering skills which will enable students to select and justify the appropriate energy supply systems for process plants.

Content

Syllabus: Review of main energy sources and supply systems and their performance and environmental characteristics. Introduction to methods used to select an appropriate process energy supply system. Outline the structure of the World and European energy industry, the relative reserves of fossil fuels, energy transmission networks and the concept of “sustainability” in energy provision in regard to resource depletion, pollutant emissions and the Greenhouse Effect. Introduction to advanced and novel energy supply options.

Recommended Reading

  • El-Wakil M. M. Powerplant technology Mc Graw-Hill 2002
  • Horlock Sir J. Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles Elsevier 2002
  • Vielstick W. et al (eds) Handbook of Fuel Cells (4 Vols) Wiley 2003
  • Minh N.Q. & Takahashi T. Science&Technology of Ceramic Fuel Cells Elsevier 1995
  • Gipe P. Wind Energy Comes of Age Wiley 1995
  • Heier S. Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Wiley 1998
  • Burton T. et al Wind Energy handbook Wiley 2001
  • Markvart T. (ed) Solar Electricity 2ndEd Wiley 2000