Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced energetics

ME-451

Lecturer(s) :

Maréchal François

Language:

English

Summary

Methods for the rational use and conversion of energy in industrial processes : how to analyse the energy usage, calculate the heat recovery by pinch analysis, define heat exchanger network, integrate heat pumps and cogeneration units and realise exergy analysis of energy conversion systems.

Content

Rational use and conversion of energy in industrial processes.

 

Methodology for the energy efficiency audit of industrial processes. Principles of the exergy analysis of industrial processes and energy conversion systems. Principles of the process integration using the pinch analysis method. Identification of the process efficiency improvement options. Optimal integration of the energy conversion systems. Thermo-economic evaluation of energy savings options. Application to one industrial process case study.

Keywords

Energy efficiency, heat recovery, Energy conversion, Exergy analysis, Pinch analysis, Industrial processes

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

 

 

Important concepts to start the course

basics of thermodynamics : heat and mass conservation principles, basic thermodynamic cycles, basics of heat transfer

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The course is organised as theoretical sessions and the resolution of a real case study to be realised in a team project.

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

The real case study will be reported. An oral exam will concern the application of the theory in the case study.

Resources

Bibliography

All the material can be downloaded from the moodle website (http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=141). Printed version of the lecture notes can be ordered.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link
Videos

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Advanced energetics
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14AAC231    
14-15    
15-16    
16-17AAC231    
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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