EAS700 Energy Conversion and Efficiency

Code EAS700
Name Energy Conversion and Efficiency
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Ivars Veidenbergs, Vladimirs Kirsanovs, Dzintars Jaunzems, Ģirts Vīgants
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
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Annotation Energy Conversion and Efficiency course is related with energy and quality of energy (exergy), energy conversion processes and technological units, where processes are implemented. Distributed energy production and cogeneration, different type of energy technologies and their technical and environmental indicators, energy efficiency, emissions and technological methods of emissions reduction. The estimations of installations and their elements and practical tests in laboratory are made. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get knowledge about different energy technologies and their produced amount of emissions, to understand and perform calculations of produced emissions from energy technologies and select optimal emissions reduction methods, to learn to carry out energy technology assessment by taking measurements.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to understand the processes of energy transformation and evaluate the structure of various energy technology equipment, the processes taking place in them and make calculations of these processes. - Practical works, laboratory works, exam. Criteria: Understands the structure and operation of energy technologies, is able to make calculations of equipment.
Able to evaluate and calculate emissions from energy technologies. - Practical works, laboratory works, exam. Criteria: Able to calculate emissions from energy equipment.
Able to choose the best equipment and methods for reducing emissions to different energy technologies. - Practical works, laboratory works, exam. Criteria: Able to offer emission reduction methods and calculate the amount of emission reduction.
Able to make an assessment of the performance of different energy technologies through measurements. - Practical works, laboratory works, exam. Criteria: Able to determine boiler heat losses, determine efficiency coefficient and compose CHP balance equation.
Course prerequisites heat engineering, energy technologies

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