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phy643 - Renewable Energy Technologies II for Engineering Physics (Course overview)
Institute of Physics 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2018/2019 Examination
  • No access 5.06.031 - Biomass Energy Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Michael Wark, Dipl.-Chem.
    • Dr. Alexandra Pehlken

    Monday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 15/10/18), Location: W32 1-112
    Dates on Saturday, 02.02.2019 10:00 - 12:00, Location: W32 0-005

    The students will understand the principles and potential uses for biomass as well as the shortcomings of biomass as a renewable energy. The students will develop an understanding of the growth and degradation of every type of biomass, as well as the basics of a balanced ecosystem and the sustainable use of biomass. Students gain basic understanding on biomass processing technologies. In cooperation with the Energy Systems & Society Module, one shall gain an understanding of the connection between man and the function of a healthy ecosystem and its preservation. Competence: The students gain competencies with critical discourse of competitive uses of biomass between human consumption, animal feed, raw material and fuel. The students are taught the issues concerning biomass transportation as well as the economic and ecological criteria involving its planning and use. They develop criteria, in order to address the complex relation between the future and a sustainable energy supply. The students gain competence to better the living conditions of rural inhabitants in developing countries through improved applications of biomass for daily energy needs. Content: Basic Understanding of: • Nature or photosynthesis: chemical storage of solar energy; Efficiency of Plants • Composition of biomass: sugar, starch, fat, oils, protein, lignin • Knowledge of typical crop yield and energy content of various plants • Typical energy crops in different climates • Form and distribution of biomass uses in different geographic and climatic regions • Traditional and modern energetic uses of biomass as well as the efficiency and technology • Degradation process of biomass: Microorganisms, classification and metabolism (main degradation) Sustainable Biomass Use • Soil fertility, decrease and destruction of natural fertility • Soil ecology • Growth and diversity of biomass • Roll of the microorganism in the metabolic cycle Technology The guiding theme are the principles of traditional and modern energetic use of biomass, the constraints and efficiencies for food preparation, transport, and thermal and electrical energy production • Biomass cookers, Improved Cook Stoves • Wood gasification • Biogas equipment • Biodiesel production • Ethanol production from sugarcane • Methanol production

  • No access 5.06.032 - Solar Thermal Show lecturers
    • Dr. Herena Torio

    Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 19/10/18), Location: W32 1-112
    Dates on Friday, 07.12.2018 12:00 - 14:00, Location: W32 1-101

    Students gain knowledge on: - Assessment of solar thermal ambient parameters: regional global, diffuse, reflected solar radiation on horizontal and on tilted plane, ambient temperature - Solar thermal collectors - Solar thermal heat exchangers - Solar thermal storages - Solar thermal systems and their operation - Characterization of solar thermal system - Asessment methods for solar system behaviour

Practical training
Hinweise zum Modul
Module examination
Skills to be acquired in this module
After successful completion of the module students should be able to:
  • critically evaluate and compare major Renewable Energy conversion processes and technologies in solar thermal energy and biomass energy,
  • analyze various system components and their interconnections within a complex Renewable Energy supply system,
  • evaluate the Renewable Energy supply systems' operational size and efficiency,
  • critically evaluate non-technical impact and side effects when implementing renewable energy supply systems.