Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnanias Tomboulides
Course ID20000349

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)1055

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
They will be able to analyze thermal processes in power generation. They will be able to analyze processes for the energy utilization of biomass. They will be able to select refrigeration mixtures and units for industrial refrigeration applications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
(1) Thermal processes in power generation: Steam and gas cycles, combined cycles, steam generation plants, exergy analysis, steam and warm water for industrial use, co-generation of heat and electricity, heat recovery systems, drying, heat recovery in industry. (2) Energy utilization of biomass: Types of biomass and dynamic characteristics, conversion technologies. Combustion - stages, pollutant emissions, technologies, applications and challenges, environmental regulations. Pyrolysis – types of processes, composition of organic matter, decomposition of solid biomass and kinetics of decomposition, pyrolysis products, technologies and applications. Gasification – gasification process technologies and stages, applications for exploitation of biogas produced in ICEs, gas turbines and fuel cells. Gas upgrading processes, Fischer-Tropsch. Gasification in stationary and bubbling fluidized beds, calculation. Composition of gasification products, chemical equilibrium, calculation of composition and energy content. Other thermal processes. First, second and third generation biofuels. Processes for the production of biofuels and properties, biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane and hydrogen. (3) Industrial refrigeration: Refrigerant mixtures, cyclic processes, compressor refrigeration units, absorption refrigeration systems, piping, machines, equipment, refrigeration spaces, refrigeration power. Industrial refrigeration applications, cooling towers, refrigerator cooling agents and their integrated evaluation, cryogenic and other specific (i.e. medical) applications of refrigeration.
Thermal processes, combined cycle, co-generation, biofuels production technologies, combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, anaerobic industrial refrigeration.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course site: Checking the site for announcements and new material about the course is recommended. Course registration through elearning is required.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.3
Reading Assigment351.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
I. 20% course themes – 100% final written examination – 100% total + 20% bonus (Condition: 50% success in final examination – Notation: Assignment grades are transferred for the examination of September). II. 100% final examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Τεχνική Φυσικών Διεργασιών ΙΙ, Ατμοπαραγωγικές Εγκαταστάσεις-Λέβητες, Β.Α. Σωτηρόπουλος (Κωδ. Εύδ. 2809, ISBN ISBN: 978-960-357-023-0), 1997, Εκδ. Χ.&Β. Κορδαλή Ο.Ε. 2) Θερμικές Διεργασίες, Α. Στέγγου-Σαγιά (Κωδ. Εύδ. 320169, ISBN: 978-960-603-239-4) 2015, ΣΕΑΒ, kallipos 3) Ν, Παπαγεωργίου, Ατμοπαραγωγοί Ι - Γενικές Αρχές (Κωδ. Εύδ. 50660524, ISBN: 978-960-7888-35-9), 1991, Εκδ.: ΚΑΛΑΜΑΡΑ ΕΛΛΗ
Additional bibliography for study
1) Οδηγός εξοικονόμησης ενέργειας στη Βιομηχανική Ψύξη, Μ. Ιατρίδης, 1996, Εκδ. ΚΑΠΕ 2) Biomass as a Sustainable Energy Source for the Future: Fundamentals of Conversion Processes, Wiebren de Jong, J. Ruud van Ommen, ΙΣΒΝ 978-1-118-30491-4, 2014, Wiley 3) Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds, Prabir Basu (ISBN 978-0849333965), 2008, CRC Press
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