School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

# Optimization of Environmental Systems

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

 School Environmental Engineering Course Level Undergraduate Course ID ENVE 335 Semester 6th Course Category Required Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS Lectures and Tutorials 4 T=3, E=1, L=0 5 Course Type General Background Prerequisites Instruction/Exam Language Greek The course is offered to Erasmus students No Course URL https//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER216/  (in Greek)

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

 Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes:Optimization methods of linear, nonlinear and dynamic programmingAdvanced optimization methodsConvex and Concave setsTheorems of Mathematical OptimizationThe Geometry of the Optimization ProblemConstrained and unconstrained Optimization ProblemsSimplex methodLagrange MultipliersUpon successful completion of this course the students will acquire new specific skills on the following subjects:Ability to understand the kind of the environmental problemAbility to describe mathematically the environmental optimization problemAbility to apply the suitable optimization method and determine the optimal solutionAbility to apply the taught methodologies in Water Resources ManagementAbility to design optimal groundwater remediation systemAbility to design optimal waste-water/saltwater/Sustainable management systems General Competencies/Skills Work AutonomouslyDecision makingDesign and Management of Projects

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

 Introduction, Classification of the optimization models, Nonlinear optimization, Convex and Concave sets, Theorems of Mathematical Optimization, The Geometry of the Optimization Problem, Unconstrained Optimization Problems, Lagrange Multipliers, Linear Programming Problems, Simplex method, Nonlinear Programming Problems, Constrained Optimization, Dynamic Programming, applications of optimization methods to Water Resources Management, Design of Groundwater Systems, Optimal Groundwater remediation design, Optimal Saltwater Systems, and Optimal waste-water management systems, Sustainable water resources management.

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

 Lecture Method Direct (face to face) in classrooms, in laboratories and outdoors. Use of Information and Communication Technology Specialized software; E-class support Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester (hours) - Lectures 40 -Study and literature review 40 - Projects 33 - Tutorials 12 Course Total 125 Assessment Method Ι. Written final examination (80%). - Theoretical problems with data to be resolved.ΙΙ. Project 20(%).