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KVM012 - Industrial energy systems
 
Owner: KMAST
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 47 - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0197 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   28 Oct 2006 pm V,  19 Jan 2007 am M,  31 Aug 2007 pm V

In programs

KMAST MSc PROGR. IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (compulsory)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Thore Berntsson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Energy use is normally one of the major environmental concerns of an industry. Emissions from fossil-fuel burning, i.e. CO2, NOx, SOx, PAH:s, dust etc., influence the environment both globally (the greenhouse effect) and locally. Industry is, in many countries, a major electricity consumer but it can also contribute to the production of electricity through combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The industrial mix of production technologies for the electricity consumed in industry greatly influences the environmental impact of this consumption.
The rational use, economically and environmentally, of industrial energy systems (both heat and electricity) in industrial systems is discussed in this course. Energy improvements in such systems can be made through fuel changes, more efficient production technologies and/or energy conservation. The environmental benefits of such improvements depend on both technical and economic parameters. All of these aspects are included here. The prerequisite is knowledge of thermodynamics, energy technology and general characteristics for industrial energy technologies. The emphasis in the course is on system and interaction aspects, techno-economically and environmentally for improvements in industrial energy systems.

Content

The course contains the following parts:
* Introduction to industrial energy systems Techno-economic optimization of velocities, pressure drops, areas etc. for optimal use of resources (money and electricity) in heat equipment.
* System design of heat pumps, refrigeration plants and combined heat and power (CHP) plants. System-orientated characteristics (performance, investment costs etc. versus operating conditions) for different types of heat pumps, refrigeration and CHP plants. Optimization of size and various design parameters as well as influence on the environment.

* Process integration.
Basics of process integration methodologies with the emphasis on "pinch" technology. Process integration (i.e. rational use) of heat ex-changers, heat pumps, refrigeration plants, CHP plants and different unit operations (distillation, evaporation, drying, etc.) in different types of industry and under different economic conditions.
* Influence on the greenhouse effect of various energy-improving measures in industry.
A method for evaluating different measures from the perspective of the greenhouse effect, taking the economic (investment and operation costs) and technical (efficiencies, performance data etc.) parameters into account is presented. Different measures are compared with each other under different conditions.

Literature

Compendia produced at the Department of Heat and Power Technology

Examination

Written examination on theory and calculation.


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