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Module Title Sustainable Energy and the Environment
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 22387
Module Lead Dr. R.K. Al-Dadah
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions none
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions
Description The aim of the module is to introduce efficient and sustainable energy systems, including CHP, combined cycles of steam and gas turbines, fuel cells and hybrid vehicles, wind energy, solar energy and optimization of heat transfer by pinch technology. This is accompanied by project work on design of a test rig for energy conversion.

Syllabus
  • Efficient and Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Combined steam and gas power cycles and combined heat and power
  • Wind Energy and Slip Stream Theory for Wind Turbines
  • Energy from Biomass
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Fuel Cells and Hybrid propulsion Vehicles
  • Heat Transfer and The Environment
  • Heat Exchangers and Pinch Technology Radiation and Global Energy Balance,
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Solar Energy
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context and to support their understanding of future developments and technologies. (US1)
  • Understand engineering principles and apply them to analyse key engineering processes. (E1)
  • Understand the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development (S3)
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk) issues. (S4)
  • Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering (S5)
  • Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards (P6)
Assessment 22387-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 2 hour formal written unseen examination (100%) to be held during the University's main summer examination period.
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 30342
Reading List T.D. Eastop and D.R. Croft, Energy Efficiency For Engineers and Technologists, Longman Scientific and Technical 1990, ISBN 0-582-03184-2