School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering
1. COURSE INFORMATION:
|School||Chemical and Environmental Engineering|
|Course ID||ENVE 303||Semester||6th|
|Course Modules||Instruction Hours per Week||ECTS|
Lectures and Laboratory assignments
|Course Type||Scientific Area|
|The course is offered to Erasmus students||No|
|Course URL||https//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER278/ (in Greek)|
2. LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course "Energy and Environmental Technologies" is a laboratory course that aims to familiarize and educate students in energy technologies that related mainly to the field of Environmental Engineering. The energy technologies that the course refers to are technologies related to Renewable Energy Sources (e.g. Solar energy, Wind Energy). In addition, issues of determining the emissions of gaseous pollutants from central heating systems and the energy footprint are examined. Finally, the basic principles of indoor thermal comfort and its relationship with energy consumption and air quality are studied.
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 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:
3. COURSE SYLLABUS
4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT
|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|
|- Lab educational experiments||39|
|- Writing of laboratory reports||13|
|- Autonomous study||35|
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.
5. RECOMMENDED READING
|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)|
|Laboratory Exercises:||Dr. T. Glytsos (LTS - ChEnvEng), I. Kanakis (LTS - ChEnvEng), Dr. A. Spyridaki (LTS - ChEnvEng)|