Students will learn about the uses of resources and energy, their current status and issues, solutions of the issues, and future directions.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the principles and actual situation related to technologies contributing to sustainable utilization of resources and energy, and also will be able to undertake related research.
Water resource, Mineral resource, Non-mineral resource, Fossil resource, Fossil energy, Renewable energy, Bioenergy
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Overview of the lectures will be explained in the first class, and each lecture will be carried out with reference to its relationship with the overview. After all the lectures will be given, submission of a report related to the whole lectures will be requested.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of resources and energy||Understand the classification and characteristics of resources and energy.|
|Class 2||Water resources||Understand the water circulation, water treatment and water management.|
|Class 3||Mineral and Non-mineral resources||Understand the current status and future of mineral and non-mineral resources.|
|Class 4||Fossil resources||Understand how fossil resources, which are a complex mixture and are consumed in large quantities, are effectively utilized.|
|Class 5||Biological resources||Understand the international rules on genetic resources and the food problem, technologies for the production of biological materials and organic waste recycling.|
|Class 6||Fossil energy||Understand power generation technology from fossil fuels.|
|Class 7||Renewable energy||Understand various technologies for power generation from renewable energy.|
|Class 8||Biofuels||Understand the significance of utilizing biomass and the basics of the manufacturing method.|
No textbook is set. Lecture materials are uploaded to OCW-i.
References are indicated in the handouts.
Learning achievement is evaluated by reports.