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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Energy sources and conversion - AB218001
Title: Energy sources and conversion
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: both
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Mištová Eva Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : B218001, N218004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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Lectures are focused on understanding basic principles of conversion of energy to heat and work. Both classical and alternative sources of energy are discussed. Different power engineering equipment (steam generator, turbine , condenser, cooling circuit) and overall design of conventinal and nuclear power stations is described and principles of conversion of chemical energy to thermal, mechanical and electrical energy are explained. As a part of conventional power engineering, corrosion control and water treatment is explained. Also, less common electricity generation and cooling processes such as fuel cells, thermocouples (Peltier) and Stirling engines. In seminars, focus is on combustion (heating values, flame temperature, percents of stoichiometric air) and water and steam thermodynamics (thermal and thermodynamic efficency, Mollier diagram).
Aim of the course -
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Students will know:

Principles of energy conversion (chemical, nuclear) into heat and work. Basic equipment in conventional and nuclear power engineering, types of steam generators. Thermodynamics of water and steam. Carnot, Rankine and Kalina cycles. Basic principles of water treatment for power engineering and corrosion protection. Environmental impact of power engineering.Alternative methods of conversion of chemical, heat and radiation energy to electrical energy. Principles of low temperature cooling and heat pump applications. Co-generation and tri-generation. Calculations of heat values, flame temperature, air excess coefficient, amount, composition and dew point of flue gas, enthalpy and consumption of steam, consumption of fuel, thermic and thermodynamic efficiency of Rankine cycle. Coefficient of performance of heat pump.

Literature -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (19.08.2019)

Z: P. Breeze: Power Generation Technologies, 2nd edition, Newnes, 2014, ISBN: 978-0080983301

Z: E. Mištová, J. Macák, L. Jelínek: Energetika : návody k výpočtům, VŠCHT Praha, 2016, ISBN: 978-80-7080-946-4 (in Czech, translation of selected chapters will be provided)

D: S.W. Blume: Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional, 2nd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2016, ISBN: 978-1119180197

Learning resources -
Last update: Fialová Jana (10.05.2019)

Syllabus -
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1. Energy sources – solar, water and wind

2. Energy sources – fossil fuels and biomass

3. Energy sources – nuclear and geothermal energy

4. Conversion of chemical energy to thermal

5. Phase changes and thermodynamics

6. Steam generation – boilers and steam generators

7. Conversion of thermal energy to mechanical

8. Conversion of mechanical energy to electrical

9. Electrical energy transport, electrical grid

10. Power engineering – district heating, power stations and co-generation

11. Nuclear power stations

12. Ecological impact of power generation

13. Cooling to low temperatures, heat pump

14. Direct conversion to electrical energy

Registration requirements -
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Physical Chemistry I

Course completion requirements -
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Credit based on two credit tests or summary test

Oral exam