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EML4450F06L1a - S ustainable E nergy S cience and E...

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Unformatted text preview: S ustainable E nergy S cience and E ngineering C enter EML 4450/EML 5451: Energy Conversion Systems for Sustainability Fall 2006 Instructors Prof. A. Krothapalli & Dr. Brent Greska Teaching Assistant: Mr. John Dascomb (jpd03c@fsu.edu*) kroth@eng.fsu.edu* & greska@eng.fsu.edu* Class: TTH 10:15 - 11:30am * Preferred communication method f The purpose of education is to bring out the best in you Mahatma Gandhi S ustainable E nergy S cience and E ngineering C enter Course Description This course will present the challenge of changing the global energy system so that it addresses the objective of greatly reducing the dependence on the finite fossil energy sources and move to the environmentally sustainable* energy sources. The emphasis will be on greenhouse gas emissions free energy production strategies, including renewable energy solar, wind and biomass. * Sustainable development: ability of humanity to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs S ustainable E nergy S cience and E ngineering C enter To provide an understanding of the concept of sustainable future. To provide critical and thorough introduction to the subject of energy, its use and its environmental effects, especially global warming. To provide an understanding of the role of thermodynamic principles in energy conversion. To introduce the major methods of direct energy conversion thermoelectricity, photovoltaics, thermionics and fuel cells. To provide a survey of renewable energy systems, solar, wind and biomass. Course Objectives S ustainable E nergy S cience and E ngineering C enter Energy systems in sustainable future The science of global warming The solar strategy Solar radiation characteristics Thermodynamic fundamentals for energy conversion systems Essentials of quantum physics Thermoelectric generators Photovoltaic generators Thermionic generators Fuel cells Other modes of direct energy conversion Renewable energy sources Solar energy Wind energy Other energy Socio-economic assessment of energy supply systems Course Outline S ustainable E nergy S cience and E ngineering C enter Text Book and References Text Book: Sustainable Energy, Tester, Drake, Driscoll, Golay and Peters, MIT Press, 2005, ISBN 0-262- 20153-4 References: 1. Renewable Energy by Brent Sorensen, Third edition, Academic Press, 2004, 2. Direct Energy Conversion, Stanley W. Angrist, Fourth Edition, Allyn and Bacon, 1982. 3. Energy and the Environment, James A. Fay & Dan S. Golomb, Oxford, 2002. 4. Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Gilbert M. Masters, Wiley Interscience, 2004....
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