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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Alternative Energy Sources - AB218004
Title: Alternative Energy Sources
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Jiříček Ivo Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : B218004, N218026, N218026A
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
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The course is focused on the efficiency and ecological aspects of the production of heat and fuels for transportation by reflecting remarkable progress in the field of sustainable and renewable energy methods and technologies.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

analyze processes during ecological heat and fuel generation

balance and optimize basic technologies for fuel combustion and heat accumulation

design a simple active solar system for hot water and heating application

assess energy potential and utilization of waste by combustion or composting methods

Literature -
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B:Godfrey Boyle:Renewable Energy,Oxford University Press,2004,0-19-926178-4

R:Sjaak van Loo, Jaap Koppejan:The Handbook of Biomass Combustion & Cofiring, Earthscan,2008,978-84407-249-1

R:Thomsa B. Johansson, Henry Kelly, Amulya K. N. Reddy: Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity,Island Press,1992,1559631384

R:21th Century Complete Guide to Biofuels and Bioenergy, on CD ROM, Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Research,1-59248-279-1.

R:Buecker Brad: Fundamentals of Steam Generation Chemistry, PennWell Corporation, Oklahoma, ISBN:087814750-0

Learning resources -
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B:Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology, A YEAR-LONG SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COURSEby Matthew A. Brown, Lakewood, CO,

R:Renewable Energy Technologies, Long Term Research in the 6th Framework Programme,2002 I 2006,

Teaching methods
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Requirements to the exam - Czech
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1. uspěšné splnění písemky v 8. týdnu semestru

2. úspěšné splnění zkouškové písemky ve 11. týdnu semestru

Syllabus -
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1. World energy resources & use, fossil fuels & climate change, greenhouse effect

2. Alternative heat energy sources, assessment of energy technologies, carbon footprint,

3. Political support, feed-in tariffs, cost & economy, environmental impact assessment

4. Wood and energy crops, biomass origin, potential, forms, energy content, chemical analysis

5. Solid and compressed fuels, pellets production&specifications, direct combustion, boilers

6. Thermochemical transformation, generator gas, pyrolysis oil, synthetic biomethane&biohydrogen

7. Fuel for transportation, vegetable oil to biodiesel, fermentation to bioethanol,

8. Anaerobic digestion, biogas, energy from algae, exergy efficiency

9. Secondary heat sources, waste to energy, ternary diagram of waste, waste incinerators

10. Solar energy & potential, solar time& azimuth, direct&diffusion light, solar buildings

11. Heat from solar collectors, efficiency, heat recuperation, solar heating &cooling

12. Solar systems for hot water and heating, heat balance, economy&return

13. Geothermal heat sources, hydrotermal systems , heat pumps efficiency &use

14. Heat energy store, phase change materials, chemical accumulation, underground stores

Entry requirements
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1. basic knowledge of energy and power

2. communication skills, keen to learn

3. skills in elementar mathematics

Registration requirements -
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Basic mathematics, Basic physics, Basic chemistry