2020 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
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(G511)  
Group
-
Course number
GEG.E404
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
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

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

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 Biomass-to-Energy focusing on calorific value Students will learn the calorific value to analyze the energy balance of Biomass-to-Energy.
Class 2 Biomass and wastes upgrading technologies Students will learn the principles and technology for biomass and wastes upgrading.
Class 3 Gas/Wastewater treatment technologies Students will learn the principles and technology for gas/wastewater treatment.
Class 4 Basic thermodynamics I: Thermal efficiency Students will learn basic thermodynamics, in particular, thermal efficiency.
Class 5 Basic thermodynamics II: Enthalpy, entropy, and exergy Students will learn basic thermodynamics, in particular, thermal efficiency.
Class 6 Simulation of urban metabolism 1: Mass flow Students will practice simulating urban metabolism including water supply and waste management.
Class 7 Simulation of urban metabolism 2: Cost and energy Students will practice simulating urban metabolism including water supply and waste management.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

No recommended textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

No recommended textbook

Assessment criteria and methods

Your score will be evaluated by your reports.

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

Nothing

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