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701-0962-02L  Energy Technology and Environment

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersT. Nussbaumer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractThe lecture gives an introduction to the role of energy for climate and air pollution. Based on thermodynamic fundamentals of energy conversion processes, technologies for heat and power production, a special focus on energy savings in buildings, solar energy, bioenergy, as well as improvements by new technologies and measures for pollutant reduction are presented.
ObjectiveAim of the lecture is a basic knowledge of the main energy conversion processes, the thermodynamic limits of nowadays and future technologies, the environmental impacts resulting from energy technologies, and measures for efficiency improvements and pollutant reduction as well as implementation of renewable energies.
Content- Thermodynamics for energy conversion processes.
- Primary resources and energy demand.
- Life cycle assessment of energy chains.
- Energy savings in buildings.
- Technologies for heat and power production from fossil fuels and from renewable energy sources.
- Principles and applications of conversion technologies, i.e., combustion engines, gas turbine, steam cycles, combined heat and power production, heat pump, fuel cells.
- Fundamentals of combustion processes, pollutant formation and reduction.
- Application of renewable energies with focus on solar energy and bioenergy.
Lecture notesScript (400 p.) is available as pdf.
Exercices are distributed weekly and discussed in the following week. A solution is distributed in the lecture.
Literature- Diekmann, B.; Heinloth, K.: Energie, 2. Auflage, Teubner-Verlag Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3519130572
- Quaschning 2008, Volker: Regenerative Energiesysteme, 5. Auflage, Hanser, München 2007
- Kugeler, K; Phlippen, P.: Energietechnik, Springer1990 und Springer 1992 (2. Auflage)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Nussbaumer
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementWährend des Semesters wird jede Woche eine Übung abgegeben. Von insgesamt 13 Übungen sind mindestens 10 zu bearbeiten.

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701-0962-02 VEnergietechnik und Umwelt2 hrs
Tue15-17ML F 39 »
T. Nussbaumer
701-0962-02 KEnergietechnik und Umwelt1 hrs
Tue17-18ML F 39 »
T. Nussbaumer


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Offered in

Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterMinor in Sustainable Energy UseWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorRenewable EnergyWInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorEngineering and PlanningWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterMinor in Sustainable Energy UseWInformation