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MJ2494 Polygeneration 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2494 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

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:

- 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.

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 disposition

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)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics (or equivalent).

MJ2405 Sustainable Power Generation (or equivalent)

MJ2490 Environomical pathways (or equivalent)

MJ2491 Environomical Pathways, Advanced Course (or equivalent)

Recommended prerequisites

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Scientific articles available through KTH library

Lecture Handout

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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

INL1 -- Assignment 2 hp, Grading P/F

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

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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 MJ2494

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course has been replaced by MJ2503 Small-scale Combined Energy systems.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