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Advanced Energy Generation Technologies

Course Information:

Course ID:B-209
Type of Course:Required
Semester:Spring
ΕCTS:9

Instructor: Professor I. Yentekakis

Recommended Reading:

  • “Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering”, J.J. Carberry, McGraw-Hill, 1976 (ISBN: 0-07-009790-9)
  • “Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries”, G.T. Austin, McGraw-Hill, 1984 (Fifth Ed.), (ISBN: 0-07-057147-3
  • “Modern Electrochemistry 2”, J.O’M. Bockris and A.K.N. Reddy, Plenum/Rosetta, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1970.
  • “Fuel Cells and their Applications” K. Kordesch, G. Simader, VCH, Weinheim, N.Y. 1996.
  • “Atmospheric Pollution: Global influences, Control and Alternative control technologies”, I.V. Yentekakis, 2nd Ed., Kleidarithmos Publ., Athens 2010 (ISBN: 978-960-461-394-6) 

Eclass:

  • Not available

Course objectives:

The course involves the analysis and design of advanced catalytic and electrocatalytic processes for the generation or/and co-generation of useful chemical and energy in an environmentally friendly manner. These processes can be either already industrially applied or at a research or a pilot plant demonstration level. As a first step, a comprehensive study on the basic heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis aspects should be made.    

Syllabus:

1st WeekIntroduction to heterogeneous catalysis. Heterogeneous reaction mechanisms. Catalyst promotion. Modern promotion methods and their principles.
2nd Week:Introduction to industrial catalysts and industrial heterogeneous catalytic reactors design.
3rd WeekIntroduction to solid state electrochemistry and electrocatalysis.
4th WeekFuel cells: Operation principles, equations, F.C. thermodynamic, properties, modern design concepts.
5th WeekFuel cells: specific applications in electrical power production
6th Week:Electrochemical reactors. Congeneration of useful chemicals and electrical power.
7th Week:Visit in the lab for immediate practical course on the production methods of electrolytic and electrodic materials and bench scale fuel cell’s stacks.
8th Week:Natural gas for energy production: Advanced and environmental friendly energy applications of natural gas.
9th Week:Natural gas for energy production: Advanced and environmental friendly energy applications of natural gas.
10th Week:H2 as an energy source: Production routes, Applications.
11th Week:Visit in the lab for immediate practical course on catalytic production of H2 from natural gas or biogas in heterogeneous catalytic reactors.
12th Week:Energy production from urban and industrial wastewater treatment.
13th Week:Conclusions, assessment of the methods and procedures, evaluation and effectiveness of the modern trends.

Work Load

  • Project

Assessment method:

  • Project Report + class personal attendance (50%)
  • Final exam (50%)

Last modification: 10-02-2020