11 Mar 2018 – 24 Mar 2018
The module aims at making participants aware of the modern industry technologies and systems for reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact and exploiting renewable sources. Particular attention will be given to the tools used to assess the feasibility of interventions and the sustainability of systems, through the reduction of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Theoretical concepts will be applied to both existing and new production sites, thus examining their industrial processes, with particular reference to the Chinese context. The module shall particularly analyze: (i) increased efficiency in energy production, with cogeneration and trigeneration plants, (ii) increased efficiency of production processes and plant components, through analytical tools such as energy audit and good practice application, (iii) exploitation of renewable energy sources for power and heat production in the industrial process.
The course foresees lectures, workshops, and exercises on selected case studies held by professors, researchers and professionals from the industrial world. Participants visit academic laboratories, manufacturing sites and relevant plants, in order to gain knowledge in terms of the application of the theoretical concepts to practical examples. Italian state-of the art companies in the field of components, innovative solutions and energy efficient systems will be presented.
Both theoretical and practical tools serve to gain insight for the overall assessment of plants through the evaluation of annual energy output, as well as of economic and environmental results.