Energy and Resources

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in General and organic chemistry or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Sustainable and non-sustainable raw material and energy ressources; thermodynamics of chemical and biological reactions and systems; quality of different energy forms; storage and transport of energy

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module

  • Can distinguish between fossil and renewable energy resources
  • Have an overview of accessibility and sustainability related to different energy sources and their conversion processes
  • Have fundamental knowledge about the different energy forms (fuels, electricity, heat) and their energy quality
  • Can understand advantages and disadvantages of the different energy forms with respect to storage and transport

 

Skills

  • Can calculate the energy content of a specific resource
  • Can use thermodynamics in chemical and biological reactions for the calculation of energy loss by transformation to a specific energy form and the final energy content by conversion to mechanical energy, electricity and heat

Competences

  • Can evaluate the sustainability and efficiency of the production of a specific raw material and its conversion into energy

 

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examEnergy and Resources
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergi og ressourcer
Module codeK-BBT-B3-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science