Environment and Energy


Mestrado em Tecnologia Quimica, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 9183/2020 - 25/09/2020

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 16,0 PL + 14,0 TP


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Students should understand the energy-environment relations from the point of view of energy sustainability; be able to analyze the main production systems, energy storage and conversion; develop the ability to make technical assessments of energy systems.

1. Energy in modern societies and environmental impact. Global energy statistics and situation in Portugal; 2. Thermodynamic principles of energy conversion. Thermal cycles; 3. Nuclear energy; 4. Storage and transmission of energy; 5. Renewable energy. Wind energy. Hydropower. Solar thermal and photovoltaic systems; 6. Bioenergy. Fuel production from biomass.

Evaluation Methodology
3 short tests throughout the semester.
Final grade is calculated as weighted average: first test-50% and the other two 25%.
Final written exam - 100%

- Golomb, D. e Fay, J. (2004). Energy and the Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press and Open University
- Sorensen, B. (2000). Renewable Energy. San Diego: Academic Press

Method of interaction
Lectures. Tutorials including problem-solving. Field trips. Lab experiments in bioenergy.

Software used in class
Not applicable.