Checking date: 18/06/2021

Course: 2022/2023

Energy and Water
Study: Bachelor in Energy Engineering (280)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Calculus I, II Writing and Communication Skills Thermal Engineering Environmental Technology Heat power plants Engineering Fluid Mechanics
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of thermal engineering and fluid mechanics. 2. coherent knowledge of thermal engineering and fluid mechanics including some at the forefront of the branch in mechanical engineering. 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of thermal engineering and fluid mechanics using established methods. 4. the ability to select and apply relevant analytic and modelling methods in thermal engineering and fluid mechanics. 5. the ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use data bases and other sources of information. 6. the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of thermal engineering and fluid mechanics. 7. the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of thermal engineering and fluid mechanics. 8. function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team. 9. demonstrate awareness of the health, safety and legal issues and responsibilities of engineering practice, the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context, and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction Water use in society (industrial, commercial, residential) Climate change, population increase and energy demand Water for energy & Energy for water 2. Water for Energy Water use in fossil-fuel plants Water use in renewable-based plants Relationships among water use, fuel type, efficiency, technology & environmental impacts Effects and consequences 3. Energy for water Water scarcity, stress on water systems and energy generation Strategies to reduce water use Processes for desalination and water reuse
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: 1. Lecture slides and recommended bibliography. 2. Problem solving sessions related with the course topics. 3. Homework problems. 4. Preparation and presentation of scientific reports, including three practical sessions. In addition, the class may include tutorials in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • . Sustainable Water for the Future: Water Recycling versus Desalination. Elsevier. 2009
  • Gustaf Olsson. Water and Energy- Threats and Opportunities. IWA Publishing. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.