Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Material and energy flow analysis

ENV-501

Enseignant(s) :

Binder Signer Claudia Rebeca
Massard Guillaume Bastien
Moreau Vincent

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This course provides the bases to understand material and energy production and consumption processes. Students learn how to develop a material flow analysis and apply it to cases of resource management. They analyze the implications of their models on resource use, economic activities and policy.

Content

Keywords

 

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Life cycle assessment

Important concepts to start the course

Linear algebra

Transport phenomena

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures and exercises with a graded group project

Invited lecturers from the private sector

 

Expected student activities

We expect students to participate in all lectures and exercise sessions including visits in the industry. Students should complete the exercises on a weekly basis to understand the theory and practice of MFA. The course and group project build on MFA models and student are expected to work effectively on their own, in small groups and with the help of lecturers. They are expected to present their projects' results to practice partners.

 

Assessment methods

Student will be evaluated in two ways:

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Baccini, P., Brunner P., Metabolism of the Anthroposphere - Analysis, Evaluation, Design. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012

Binder CR. Material Flow Analysis (MFA). Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: measurements, indicators, and research methods for sustainability, Berkshire Publishing Group; 2012.

Moreau, V., & Massard, G. (2017). Material and Energy Flow Analysis. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental Sciences. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.10

Additionnal literature references will be provided during the semester on moodle

 

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

All teaching material will be accessible via moodle during the semester

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9   GRA330 
9-10    
10-11   GRB001 
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand