CHEE6008

Advanced Energy Systems

10 Units

Aims to provide students with an overview of energy sources (both renewable and non-renewable), fuel properties, combustion, thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis, power cycles, energy conversion systems, and environmental implications of energy systems. The course will establish an appreciation of topics such as power generation from fossil fuels, clean coal technologies, biomass energy, solar thermal power, wind power, geothermal power, and nuclear power.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. To provide an introduction to chemistry, thermodynamics, and heat transfer fundamentals of energy systems.
  2. To develop an understanding of physical processes associated with energy conversion systems.
  3. To establish, at an introductory level, an appreciation of fuel technology, power generation, combustion and environmental implications of energy systems.
Content
  1. Energy sources
  • Fossil fuels
  • Renewable energy sources
  1. Characteristics of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
  2. Combustion technology
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Combustion chemistry
  • Flames
  • Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverised fuel combustors, and fluidised bed combustors
  1. Thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis
  2. Power cycles
  3. Conventional coal technologies
  4. Clean coal technologies
  5. Biomass energy
  6. Solar thermal power
  7. Wind power
  8. Geothermal power
  9. Nuclear power
  10. Energy and environment
Assumed Knowledge Chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mathematics at BEngineering (Chemical) level
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Tutorial / Assignment
  • Project: Mini Project
  • Formal Examination: Final examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 30 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate Engineering Science and Master of Engineering Science will undertake this as a short course of 6 hours of lectures and tutorials per day for 5 days.)
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