Advanced and applied aspects of the exploitation of energy sources, their conversion and storage, with special focus on renewables. Traditional (e.g. thermoelectric power station) and innovative technologies (e.g. exploitation of biomasses) are detailedly treated, also in connexion with market trends. Critical evaluation and comparison of the performances of different methods/devices.
The students will learn how to conjugate the scientific and technical approach for the exploitation of energy sources, and the relevant industrial applications, with the environmental and economic issues. Students will be able to discuss pros and cons of different processes aimed at the same final product (e.g. hydrogen production and storage, electricity production, distribution and storage)
Prerequisites for admission
Competences and knowledge on fundamental chemical disciplines (analytical, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, industrial chemistry with element of processes and plants , on mathematical analysis and calculus, and on basic physics (mechanics, optics and electromagnetism)
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral: critical discussion of the nature, geographical distribution, abundance, transmission and storage of the energy sources. On a voluntary basis the students can add the preparation and discussion of a specific subject of interst
Written: in case of valid justification (for example, for specific health issues)