Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: FRANCESCO NOCERA

Expected Learning Outcomes

Provide students with basic knowledge of sustainable energy conversion technologies for industry and their environmental impact.

Course Structure

Lectures and practical classes

Required Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Thermodynamics and Thermophysics. Fundamental principles and technologies for the production of heat and cold, mechanical energy and electrical energy. Combustion processes and technologies

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance of lessons is mandatory

Detailed Course Content

  1. First Law & Applications 
  2. Ideal Gas and Adiabatic equation
  3. Second Law
  4. State Diagrams
  5. Combustion
  6. Boilers
  7. Steam Power Plants
  8. Gas Power Plants
  9. Internal Combustion Engines
  10. Reversed Cycles
  11. Cryogenic Cycles
  12. Heat Pumps
  13. Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
  14. Heat Transfer
  15. Heat exchangers
  16. Advanced Energy Systems
  17. Cogeneration
  18. Renewable Energies Systems

Textbook Information

reference book:

  1. Lecture notes: Sustainable Energy Systems
  2. Mehmet Kanoglu, Yunus A. Cengel Fundamentals And Applications Of Renewable Energy Macgraw hill 2019
  3. Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, Macgraw hill 2019
  4. Dincer-Zamfirescu: Sustainable Energy Systems and applications. Springer 2011
  5. Kanoglu- Cengel-Dincer: Efficiency evaluation of Energy Systems, Springer 2012
  6. Alireza Bahadori: Pollution Control in Oil, Gas aand chemical Plants : Springer Verlag 2014

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamicslecturer's notes
2Combustion processes and pollutant emissionlecturer's notes
3Energy Systemslecturer's notes
4Fundamentals of heat and mass transferlecturer's notes
5Boilers, Steam Generators and Heat Exchangers designlecturer's notes
6Sustainable Energy Conversion Systemslecturer's notes

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

 multiple choice test. Elements to be evaluated: relevance of the answers, quality of their contents, ability to connect with other topics within the program, ability to report examples, quality of technical language, and overall expressive ability.
To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, students can request a meeting in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measure, according to the educational goals and specific needs. In this case, it is advisable to contact the CInAP (Centre for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or SLD) professor of the Department where the Degree Course is included

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Examples are reported on