MJ2490 Environomical Pathways 6.0 credits

Energisystemanalys med exergi-, ekonomi- och miljöperspektiv

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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.

Course main content

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.


Lectures, Exercises and Project


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

Lecture Handouts


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1), 3 ECTS, (A-F grading)

Project work (PRO1),  3 ECTS, (A-F grading)

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Peter Hagström


Peter Hagström <peter.hagstrom@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Only for the Masterprogram TMESM


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.