Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Energetics and Ecology
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Industrial Production Engineering - Torino/Athlone
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Industrial Production Engineering - Torino/Barcellona
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Industrial Production Engineering - Torino/Nizza
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Comoglio Claudio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 BIO/07 40 10 0 0 6
Leone Pierluigi   O2 ING-IND/10 36 14 0 0 2
SSD CFU Activities Area context
C - Affini o integrative
B - Caratterizzanti
Attivitą formative affini o integrative
Ingegneria meccanica
Subject fundamentals
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the environmental and energy problems of companies and of the related rules.
The course is structured in two modules: Energy and Ecology
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the basic concepts of ecology
Knowledge of the major regulatory requirements for companies in the environmental field
Knowledge of the fundamentals for the implementation of an environmental management system according to international standards (UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS)
Knowledge of eco-labels for products
Knowledge of the requirements for compulsory and voluntary undertakings in relation to greenhouse gas
Ability to operate in the context of the Quality Management Systems and the Environment, with particular reference to environmental certification and energy.
Basic knowledge of renewable and non renewable sources, of stocks, sources and employment in Italy and in the rest of the world
Description of industrial fuels produced from fossil fuels and of their use
Basic knowledge of thermodynamics and of the main energy systems
Knowledge of the technologies available today for a rational use of energy and the minimization of environmental impacts
Knowledge of the main uses of renewable energy systems
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basics of physics
Energy module:
1. Classification of energy sources
2. Data on the national and international energy system
3. Fuels and their applications
3.1. Fossil fuels chains
3.2. Biofuels
3.2. Combustion process: flames , combustion reactions
3.3. Burners
3.4. Physico-chemical characteristics of commercial fuels
3.5. Elements of thermodynamics
3.6. Gas, steam and combined thermodynamic cycles
3.7. Heat generators: structural and functional characteristics, energy balances
3.9.District heating
3.10. Heat recovery systems for industrial furnaces: technical and economical analysis
3.11. Environmental effects of combustion
4. Other energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal and solar

Ecology module:
Basic concepts of ecology
Environmental components
Environmental compliance requirements for companies (environmental impact assessment, waste management, emissions to air, releases to water, etc.)
Environmental management systems according to international standards (UNI EN ISO 14001 and EMAS): scope, costs and benefits and implementation methods.
Eco-labels for products: scope and implementation methods
Greenhouse gases emissions: compulsory and voluntary compliance for companies
Delivery modes
The course includes theoretical tutorials and labs

E.1 Lab. tutorial: experimental evaluation of the energy balance of a heat generator
E.2 Lab. tutorial: systems for burners tests
E.3 Tutorial: operation of combined cycles with cogeneration

E.4 Tutorial: Environmental analysis of an area
E.5 Tutorial: Waste management in an industrial plant
E.6 Tutorial: Identification and analysis of envisronmental aspects of an industrial plant
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Material prepared by the professors and published on the "Portale della didattica" before each lecture
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam consists of two written tests, one for each module (Energy and Ecology). The final mark will be the average of the marks obtained in each test. To pass the exam, the average of the two marks should be above 18/30 and it is necessary to obtain at least a mark of 14/30 in each test.
The test for the Ecology module is aimed at verifying the knowledge of the fundamentals of sustainable practices for companies: basic concepts of ecology, environmental compliance requirements for the productive sector, fundamentals for the implementation of an environmental management system and requirements for the control and reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases.
The test will be structured into five open-ended questions.
The test for the Energy module is aimed at verifying the knowledge of the basic concepts related to the characteristics of the different energy sources , as well as the knowledge of the management of their correct use from a system design, economic and environmental point of view. The test will be structured into two open-ended questions. The final mark will be the sum of the marks of each question. The maximum mark for each question will be highlighted in the text of the exam.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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