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General information:
Annual:
2017/2018
Code:
STC-2-114-CF-s
Name:
Biomass in Energy Applications
Faculty of:
Energy and Fuels
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
Field of study:
Chemical Technology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Filipowicz Mariusz (filipow@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Filipowicz Mariusz (filipow@agh.edu.pl)
mgr inż. Szubel Mateusz (mszubel@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Biomass in energy applications

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware of his/her responsibility for tasks realized by a team TC2A_K02 Completion of laboratory classes,
Involvement in teamwork
M_K002 Student is able to think creatively TC2A_K01 Activity during classes,
Participation in a discussion
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to search, evaluate and convert data from scientific literature and other selected sources TC2A_U06, TC2A_U01 Oral answer,
Report,
Project
Knowledge
M_W001 Student hs knowledge of devices, grids and energy systems. TC2A_W02 Oral answer,
Project
M_W002 Student knows advanced methods of renewable energy sources use, storage and cooperation with fuel and energy systems TC2A_W02 Activity during classes,
Oral answer,
Project
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware of his/her responsibility for tasks realized by a team - - + + - - - - - - -
M_K002 Student is able to think creatively + - + + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to search, evaluate and convert data from scientific literature and other selected sources - - + + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student hs knowledge of devices, grids and energy systems. + - + + - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows advanced methods of renewable energy sources use, storage and cooperation with fuel and energy systems + - + + - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Problems of combustion and co-combustion of different biomass types (wood, pellets, straw, sewage sludge and other)
2. Devices dedicated to biomass combustion (boilers, stoves, furnaces and other) – design, exploitation, construction issues..
3. Co-combustion of biomass fuels (straw, wood, pellets, etc)
4. The emission of pollutants and particulate matter from biomass boilers – generation, measurement, reduction methods
5. The control and optimization of combustion process
6. The exploitation problems of biomass boilers (corrosion, ash and other)
7. The analysis of faults and breakdowns during the biomass boilers exploitation

Classes include also a study visit to a company –a manufacturer of biomass boilers, with the presentation of technological process and discussion with different employeesfrom different departments of the company

Laboratory classes:

1. Determination of temperature distribution in combustion chamber of the biomass boiler
2. Analysis of gas exhaust resulting from combustion process
3. Measurement of particulate matter concentration in flue gases
4. Measurement of boiler thermal power during combustion of biomass with different parameters
5. Measurement of heat accumulation
6. Monitoring and control of biomass combustion by application of different control algorithms
7. Studies of operation of selected components (exchangers, heaters, radiators) and simple ORC unit.

Project classes:

1. Analysis of combustion reactions
2. Calculations of efficiency and losses
3. Elements of numerical modeling of parts of energy devices based on biomass
4. Heating systems based on biomass

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 89 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 10 h
Participation in laboratory classes 20 h
Participation in project classes 14 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
Completion of a project 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Evaluations of laboratory exercises are calculated on the basis of the points from the reports and activities in the laboratory, under the Regulation of University Studies. Evaluations of project classes are calculated on the basis of grades from projects prepared by the groups of students and score from test. Evaluation of the lecture is determined on the basis of the results of the first completion test in accordance with the Regulations of University Studies.

Grading formula: FG= w* PMWFlect * PMGlect + w*PMWFprojclass * PMGprojclass s+w* PMWFlab* PMGlab
Where:
• FG-final grade
• PMWFlect – lecture part weighting factor – 0,3
• PMWFprojclass – project classes part weighting factor – 0,3
• PMWFlab– laboratory exercises part weighting factor – 0,4
• PMGlect – Grade of achieved LOs relevant to lecture
• PMGprojclass – Grade of achieved LOs relevant to project classes
• PMGlab– Grade of achieved LOs relevant to laboratory exercises

W = 1 for first evaluation deadline, w =0.9 for 1st retake , w=0.8 for 2nd retake.
All LO weighting factors associated with part of the module (PM) equal 1.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

General knowledge of physics, mathematics and chemistry. Ability to perform laboratory measurements, general knowledge of measurement techniques and basics of data processing.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing, Edited by Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan, Eartscan, 2008,ISBN: 978-1-84407-249-1,
2. Donald L. Klass, Biomass for renewable energy, fuels and chemicals, Academic Press
3. Scientifics papers from journals Biomass and Bioenergy, Renewable Energy and others

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Steam generation unit in a simple version of biomass based small cogeneration unit / Krzysztof SORNEK, Mariusz FILIPOWICZ, Mateusz SZUBEL, Estera BOŻEK, Krzysztof Izdebski // MATEC Web of Conferences [Dokument elektroniczny]. — Czasopismo elektroniczne ; ISSN 2261-236X. — 2014 vol. 18, s. 1–5 art. no. 01010. — Tryb dostępu: http://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/pdf/2014/09/matecconf_heat2014_01010.pdf [2014-12-22]. — Bibliogr. s. 5, Abstr.. — 101 EUROTHERM Seminar – Transport phenomena in multiphase systems : [30 June – 03 July 2014, Kraków]

2. The analysis of impact of accumulative heat exchanger mass on biomass stove operation efficiency, based on CFD simulations / Mateusz SZUBEL, Tomasz SIWEK // W: Ochrona i inżynieria środowiska : zrównoważony rozwój / red. t. Marian Banaś ; Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie. Wydział Inżynierii Mechanicznej i Robotyki. — Kraków : Wydział Inżynierii Mechanicznej i Robotyki AGH, 2014. — (Problemy Inżynierii Mechanicznej i Robotyki = Problems of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics) ; (Monografie / Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie. Wydział Inżynierii Mechanicznej i Robotyki ; nr 63). — ISBN10: 83-89772-82-5. — S. 135–146. — Bibliogr. s. 146, Abstr.

3. The applications of numerical modeling for the optimization of the operation of energy devices on the example of an air distribution system inside the biomass boiler — Możliwości zastosowania modelowania numerycznego w procesie optymalizacji pracy urządzeń energetycznych, na przykładzie systemu dystrybucji powietrza kotła na biomasę / Mateusz SZUBEL, Tomasz SIWEK // Czasopismo Techniczne = Technical Transactions / Politechnika Krakowska ; ISSN 0011-4561 ; R. 111 z. 19. Budownictwo = Civil Engineering ; ISSN 1897-628X. — 2014 5-B, s. 255–260. — Bibliogr. s. 260, Abstr., Streszcz.

4. The investigation of the impact of basic operational parameters on the dynamics of water jacket in a biomass boiler using numerical and experimental methods / Mateusz SZUBEL, Mariusz FILIPOWICZ // EPJ Web of Conferences ; ISSN 2101-6275. — 2015 vol. 92 art. no. 02091, s. 02091-p.1–02091-p.8. — Bibliogr. s. 02091-p.8, Abstr.. — EFM14 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2014 : 9th International Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics : Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, November 18–21, 2014

Additional information:

The overall assessment consist of two steps:
1. Assessment of fulfilling of module learning outcomes and OLOs.
2. Assessment and grading of the quality of students work.
EIT OLOs assessed in the industrial internship:
• Making value judgments and sustainability competencies (EIT OLO 1)
• Entrepreneurship skills and competencies (EIT OLO 2)
• Creativity skills and competencies (EIT OLO 3)

• Research skills and competencies (EIT OLO 5)
• Intellectual transforming skills and competencies (EIT OLO 6)
• Leadership skills and competencies (EIT OLO 7)
The Method of assessments indicated in point escription of learning outcomes for modulen icludes assessment of learning outcomes and OLOs