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Renewable Heat Generation

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students understand the procedures for using renewable heat and biomass and can classify and assess these with respect to energy. They are able to
describe the process schemata of the most important procedures (drying, combustion, gasification, waste-gas purification, solar thermal systems and heat production with thermal pumps.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Resources Renewable Energies

course contents

The structure, functionality and key figures of thermal solar systems for hot water, space heating and commercial applications are explained. The technology of heat pumps explores advantages and disadvantages in a direct comparison. The procedural description of energetic biomass usage of solid fuels, biofuels and biogas as well as deep geothermics complete this topical field.

recommended or required reading

Kaltschmitt M.; Streicher W.; Wiese A.: Erneuerbare Energien: Systemtechnik, Wirtschaftlichkeit, Umweltaspekte, 5. Auflage, Springer- Verlag, 2014
Albers K. J.: Recknagel – Taschenbuch für Heizung + Klimatechnik, 78. Ausgabe 17/18, Deutscher Industrieverlag, 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

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