2019 Technologies for Energy and Resource Utilization

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Instructor(s)
Takahashi Fumitake 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(G511)  
Group
-
Course number
GEG.E404
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/6/19
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

In this course, you will learn about waste/biomass-to-energy technology. At first, you will learn thermal efficiency based on basic thermodynamics. You will also learn basic technologies of exhaust gas and wastewater treatments. After that, you will practice simulations of urban metabolisms including water supply, wastewater treatment, and waste management. It will be helpful for you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of waste/biomass-to-energy technology.

Student learning outcomes

[ Target] Students will understand the advantages and disadvantages of waste/biomass-to-energy technology.
[ Theme ]In this course, you will learn thermal efficiency based on basic thermodynamics, the basic technologies of exhaust gas and wastewater treatments. By simulations of urban metabolisms including water supply, wastewater treatment, and waste management, you will understand the advantages and disadvantages of waste/biomass-to-energy technology.

Keywords

Biomass, Waste management, Utilization, conversion to fuels

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In the first half of the course, you will learn basic thermodynamics and basic technologies for environmental protection. In the latter half of the course, you will practice simulations of urban metabolisms.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Waste-to-Energy and others, their problems for practical applications Students will learn problems for practical applications of waste-to-energy technologies.
Class 2 Basic thermodynamics I: Thermal efficiency Students will learn basic thermodynamics, in particular, thermal efficiency.
Class 3 Basic thermodynamics II: Exergy and free energy Students will learn basic thermodynamics, in particular, exergy and free energy.
Class 4 Collection efficiency of resources Students will practice estimating the collection efficiency of resources and learn its impact on total processes.
Class 5 Exhaust gas treatment technologies Students will learn exhaust gas treatment technologies, in particular, their mechanisms.
Class 6 Wastewater treatment technologies Students will learn wastewater treatment technologies, in particular, their mechanisms.
Class 7 A practice simulating urban metabolism Students will practice simulating urban metabolism including water supply and waste management.
Class 8 Course summary Students will consider the perspective of waste-to-energy and other application technologies.

Textbook(s)

No recommended textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

No recommended textbook

Assessment criteria and methods

Your score will be evaluated by your understanding/activity in each course (50/100) and the final report (50/100).

Related courses

  • GEG.E512 : Utilization of Resources and Wastes for Environment
  • GEG.E403 : Environmental Cleanup and Pollution Control Technology

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No recommendation

Other

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