33964 - Environmental Impact of Energy Systems M

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

world primary energy consumption, mix of energy sources, production of electricity. The Italian situation: electricity produced, mix of energy sources, renewables and their peculiarities / problems. The national energy strategy, goals and projections to 2030.

Climate change and the main climate-alternating emissions: the greenhouse effect and the ozone hole.

Transition to distributed generation and the penetration  of renewable energy sources: the concept of smart grids, micro-cogeneration systems, renewable energy sources (programmable and non-programmable), electrical and thermal storage systems

Geothermal energy: geothermal heat pumps.

Medium / low enthalpy heat recovery systems: Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC).

Hydrogen

Biomass and municipal solid waste 

 

Course contents

world primary energy consumption, mix of energy sources, production of electricity. The Italian situation: electricity produced, mix of energy sources, renewables and their peculiarities / problems. The national energy strategy, goals and projections to 2030.

Climate change and the main climate-alternating emissions: the greenhouse effect and the ozone hole.

Transition to distributed generation and the penetration of renewable energy sources: the concept of smart grids, micro-cogeneration systems, renewable energy sources (programmable and non-programmable), electrical and thermal storage systems

Geothermal energy: geothermal heat pumps.

Medium / low enthalpy heat recovery systems: Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC).

Wind energy.

Solar energy.

The role of storage systems (traditional and innovative)

Readings/Bibliography

"Sistemi Energetici" G. Negri di Montenegro, M. Bianchi, A. Peretto – Pitagora Editore

"Sistemi Energetici: Complementi" M. Bianchi, F. Melino, A. Peretto – Pitagora Editore

"Sistemi Energetici: Impatto Ambientale" M. Bianchi, A. De Pascale, A. Gambarotta, A. Peretto – Pitagora Editore

Teaching methods

The teaching methodology combines relations or frontal lessons with numerical exercises.

Assessment methods


The final grade is defined by a single oral exam, testing the student's knowledge in all topics covered in the 6 CFU.

Teaching tools

teaching material presented in class will be made available to  students in electronic format via VIRTUALE.

Office hours

See the website of Lisa Branchini