EAS706 Advanced Energy Technologies

Code EAS706
Name Advanced Energy Technologies
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Edgars Vīgants, Ivars Veidenbergs, Ģirts Vīgants, Dzintars Jaunzems, Vladimirs Kirsanovs, Valdis Vītoliņš, Ieva Pakere
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Course “Advanced Energy Technologies” deal with different energy technologies and their technical and environmental performances. The energy tehnoligies and their primary components boiler, turbomachinery (compressor, turbine, pump), condenser and other heat exchangers are analyzed both in practice and thermodynamically. Models of these as well as the whole plant are made, analyzed and discussed. The construction and the functioning of various auxiliary equipments (coal mills, fans, blowers and burners) are explained. In the course possibilities to reduce emission level and increase energy efficiency is being analyzed..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To be able to analyze different energy technologies their technical and environment indicators. Able to formulate, model, and solve problems involving systems and devices having various forms of energy exchange and energy conversion. Model systems, and to be able to identify sub-systems and components in engineering systems. Discuss thermodynamics in a logical and general way.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Able to calculate processes in energy technologies. Identify sub-systems and components in engineering systems. - The practical work, laboratory work, homework, exam. Criteria: Able to take the heat pump calculation, the calculation of the heat exchanger, heat recovery calculations in technological processes.
Explain the construction and operation of flue gas cleaning systems (particle precipitators, de-sulphurisation and NOx-reduction). - The practical work, laboratory work, homework, exam. Criteria: Ability to calculate the emissions from the boiler.
Ability to identify and apply emissions reduction methods in different energy technologies. - The practical work, laboratory work, homework, exam. Criteria: Able to offer emission reduction methods and calculate the amount of emissions reductions.
Able to make measurements and energy efficiency evaluation for different energy technologies. - The practical work, laboratory work, homework, exam. Criteria: Ability to identify the boiler heat losses, to determine the efficiency and construct a boiler heat balance equation.
Course prerequisites Knowledge in heat transfer and thermodynamics.

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