Content and learning outcomes
This course discusses the basic concept of exergy and efficient energy technologies. It relates the environmental consequences in a life cycle cost (and analyses). The lecturers will highlight the often misunderstood concept of energy “sources”, identifying the presently only “sustainable sources” as the sun, the moon and the geothermal sources in the earth. The focus is on future, sustainable supply chains from primary energy source to energy services in society.
The lectures and exercise classes presents the fundamental tools of exergy analysis, life cycle analysis and environomics, and provide opportunities for problem solving using these tools.
The project covers a deepend discussion of Environomics from the perspective of specific cases, and thus gives the students the opportunity to practical implementation of the tools mentioned above.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course, the students should be able to:
- Apply a system approach in analyzing the chain for energy conversion, from primary energy source to energy services. This includes:
- To suggest a system boundary for some basic energy conversion problems like sun/moon/geothermal to comfort heating or cooling.
- To conduct an overall analysis of energy, environmental and cost efficiency of an energy conversion scheme.
- To use the result to carry out an environomical discussion, at a basic level, regarding the relationship between energy, environmental and cost effectiveness using the exergy concept as a basis.
- By using project based working method, be able to work with energy systems analysis and environomics in a structured way.
Lectures, Exercises and Project
Literature and preparations
MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics (or equivalent).
Admitted to TMESM.
Thermal Design and Optimization (författare: Bejan, Tsatsaronis, Moran, Wiley 1995, ISBN 0-471-58467-3)
Fransson, T.H., et al., 2009, "Computerized Educational Program", KTH, Energiteknik -- Kraft- och värmeteknologi
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN1 - Exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Written exam (TEN1), 3 ECTS, (A-F grading)
Project work (PRO1), 3 ECTS, (A-F grading)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MJ2490
Main field of study
Only for the Masterprogram TMESM