MJ2494 Polygeneration 9.0 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

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)

Course main content

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:

- Cogeneration;

- 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.


The course will be given in periods 1 and 2

Planned hours:

- 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)


MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics (or equivalent).

MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation (or equivalent)

MJ2490 Environomical pathways (or equivalent)

MJ2491 Environomical Pathways, Advanced Course (or equivalent)



CompEdu www.compedu.net

Scientific articles available through KTH library

Lecture Handout


  • INLA - Assignment, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Project, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

TEN1 -- Written Exam 5hp, Grading A-F

INL1 -- Assignment 2 hp, Grading P/F

PRO1 -- Project, 2hp, Grading A-F

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Anders Malmquist <anders.malmquist@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course has been replaced by MJ2503 Small-scale Combined Energy systems. Only MSc RENE students can follow it during 2018.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2016.