Alternative Energy Sources
- Department of Environmental Engineering
Principles and basics of alternative energy sources applications. Solar energy. Heat pumps. Biomass utilization.
Basics of thermal engineering.
Subject Environmental Engineering.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Solar energy. Photothermal conversion of solar radiation. Solar collectors. Solar thermal systems - design and balancing.Solar systems components and their design. Heat pumps and components. Heat pump coefficient of performance. Heat pump operation. Sources of low potential heat for heat pumps (air, water, ground, waste heat). Design of low potential heat sources. Energy use of biomass. Types of biomass (fytomass, animal, waste). Termochemical conversion of biomass. Combustion and combustion boilers.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
Geometry of solar radiation. Efficiency and thermal output of solar collector. Dimensioning of solar collector area for water heating systems. Energy gains calculation. Heat pump cycle in diagramm pressure-enthalpy. Dimensioning of low-potential heat sources for heat pumps (ground bore holes and flat collectors, wells, waste air). Design of heat pump for heating (heat load, heating water temperature). Dimensioning of biomass fuel store.
- Study Objective:
Gaining theoretical overview on ways of alternative energy sources use and basics of AES application design.
- Study materials:
Matuška, T.: Handbook of designer - Solar thermal systems, STP Praha 2009.
Dvořák, Petrák: Tepelná čerpadla.
Matuška, T.: Alternative energy sources, CTU 2010. Education texts on internet.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: