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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Energy and Environmental Technologies


School Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Direction Chemical Engineering
Course ID ENVE 303 Semester 6th
Course Category Required
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS

Lectures and Laboratory assignments

T=1, E=0, L=3

Course Type Scientific Area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students No
Course URL https//  (in Greek)



Learning Outcomes

The course is structured around six laboratory exercises related to the use of instruments for measuring solar radiation and wind velocity (anemometers and pyranometers), basic energy production technologies utilizing solar energy (PV panels and solar panels with flat solar collectors), emissions measurement of domestic heating systems (burner-boiler) with portable exhaust gas analyzers and thermal comfort determination according to ISO7730. It harmoniously combines the introduction of renewable energy and energy consumption optimization in relation to environmental protection and the use of simple instruments to determine key parameters for assessing the performance of energy systems. Students are given the opportunity to directly apply the content of the lectures to experimental settings and thus better understand the basic principles  and improve their critical thinking.

The course helps students to acquire both the necessary basic theoretical and experimental knowledge and skills in order to attend the 8th semester’s course of Renewable Energy Sources (EnvE 444). It also constitutes an experimental follow-up of the courses Environmental Meteorology and Air Quality Models (EnvE 332) and Air Pollution (EnvE 311), thus creating a course that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the use of renewable energy sources combined with energy consumption and reduction of gaseous and particle emissions.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts relating to the issues of solar radiation and wind energy.
  • Execute experimental measurements to study solar and wind potential.
  • Calculate basic parameters of wind potential, available wind energy of a region and theoretical power generation from a wind turbine.
  • Calculate basic parameters of solar geometry and separate the total solar radiation into its direct and diffuse components.
  • Calculate the performance and fill factor (FF) of a PV frame as well as the performance of a solar water heater by taking the appropriate experimental measurements.
  • Calculate the solar radiation / energy received by a solar collector (PV or thermal solar) based on the indications of a pyranometer.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to synthesize / assemble a simple electrical experimental circuit for measuring PV electric current and voltage.
  • Understand the basic principles of operation of a domestic heating system (boiler-burner).
  • Calculate the energy footprint in the environment of the emissions from domestic heating systems.
  • Understand the concept of thermal comfort and its methods of identification.
  • Collect and evaluate experimental data from a simple experimental setting.
  • Cooperate with his / her co-partners in order to create a thorough laboratory report in the form of small and simple research paper.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Adaptation to new situations
  • Decision making
  • Teamwork ability
  • Work autonomously
  • Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking
  • Exercise of criticism and self-criticism
  • Protect natural environment
  • Search, review, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies


  • Study and assessment of solar potential
  • Study and assessment of wind potential
  • Measurement of Emissions in a boiler
  • Calculation of energy footprint in the Environment
  • Basic Principles of Thermal Comfort and its Connection to Indoor Air Quality
  • Solar energy utilization technologies for the production of heat (solar water heater with flat solar collector, Calculation of efficiency of solar collector-water heater)
  • Technologies for the utilization of solar energy for the production of electricity (PV panel, Photovoltaic (PV) panel  basic principles and operation, calculation of PV panel power efficiency)


Lecture Method Direct (face to face) in classrooms, in laboratories and outdoors.

Use of Information and Communication Technology

Supporting the learning process through the e-class platform and in particular by posting basic and additional educational material (Laboratory Notes, Worksheets, Presentations, Additional Exercises, and Suggested Bibliography). It also includes viewing videos during lectures and laboratory exercises. Finally all laboratory reports are uploaded digitally by the students, corrected and evaluated digitally and returned with rating and feedback also digitally.

Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures 13
- Lab educational experiments 39
- Writing of laboratory reports 13
- Autonomous study 35
Course Total 100

Assessment Method

I. Oral examination before the execution of each laboratory exercise/experiment and evaluation of the activity of the student (10%)

II. Six (6) group (per 3 persons) laboratory reports (50%) delivered within the semester of the course

III. Written final examination of the laboratory (40%)

It is noted that each student must have a grade of 5 or greater (≥5) in each of the above assessment procedures.


  • KALDELLIS IOANNIS, KAVVADIAS KOSMAS, Laboratory Applications of Renewable Energy Sources (Wind Energy ,Solar Energy, Biomass , Hydro-energy ,Geothermal energy) , Stamou Publications , Athens, 2013
  • Tsoutsos Th., Kanakis I., Renewable Energy Sources-Technologies & Environment, Papasotiriou Publications, Athens, 2013
  • Robert A. Ristinen, Jack P. Kraushaar, Energy and the Environment, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2006


Course Instructor: Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor M. Lazaridis (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor T. Tsoutsos (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Dr. T. Glytsos (LTS - ChEnvEng), I. Kanakis (LTS - ChEnvEng), Dr. A. Spyridaki (LTS - ChEnvEng)
Lectures: Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor M. Lazaridis (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Professor T. Tsoutsos (Faculty - ChEnvEng), Dr. T. Glytsos (LTS - ChEnvEng), I. Kanakis (LTS - ChEnvEng), Dr. A. Spyridaki (LTS - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:  
Laboratory Exercises: Dr. T. Glytsos (LTS - ChEnvEng), I. Kanakis (LTS - ChEnvEng), Dr. A. Spyridaki (LTS - ChEnvEng)