Course contents *
In the Polygeneration course, cogeneration of multiple energy services (heat, power, cold, pure water…) using flexible fuel input to allow for a sustainable energy mix will be in focus. The following sub-topics will be covered:
- Control strategies;
- The integration of smart buffers: batteries, thermal energy storage, pure water reservoirs, etc; and
- Thermoeconomic optimization of polygeneration systems.
Thus, the course aims at integrating those engineering skills previously aquired as applied to energy efficient energy conversion pathways -- Polygeneration.
Intended learning outcomes *
After completing the course, students should be able to:
* In detail describe the technical concept of cogeneration of multiple energy services with flexible fuel input, specifically with regards to
--> Efficiency as compared to stand-alone production
--> Economical as well as environmental performance.
* Describe and carry out engineering design of smart buffers (batteries, thermal energy storage, pure water reservoirs, etc)
* Describe and carry out engineering design of functional control strategies for integrated polygeneration systems.
* Carry out advanced thermoeconomic optimizations for design of technically robust, and environmentally and economically sound polygeneration of energy services, as applied to practial need in various situations (e.g. industrial processes, the built environment and transportation)
The course will be given in periods 1 and 2
- Lectures -- 40 h (20 occasions)
- Class exercise --20 h (10 occasions)
- Exam -- 5h (after study period 1)
- Project presentation, PRO1 -- 8h (scheduled last week of period 2)