Course: Power Sources and Power Utilization

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Course title Power Sources and Power Utilization
Course code KZT/ZVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bartoš Petr, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Olšan Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Energy sources of our planet- coal, petroleum, ground gas, geothermal energy. 2. Physical Principe of heat transmission - conduction, flow, emission (radiation). 3. Heat passage - single wall, compound wall, temperature course, thermal conductivity, transmittance. 4. Heat loss of building - calculation and factors like natural air recharge and ventilation. 5. Heat loss of agricultural buildings - stables, glasshouses, workshops, ? 6. Solar energy - interception, transformation, utilization, accumulation. 7. Solar collectors - construction, location, calculation, protection against overheating and freezing. automatization of their working, running at bivalent and trivalent mode. 8. Biogas -formation, chemical composition, raw material and equipment for its processing, utilization. 9. Bio oil - pressing technology and following treatment (cleaning) of esters. 10. Biomass combustion - sources, treatment and storage, construction of boiler, calculation of energy balance and impact on environment. 11. Wind power - basic conditions for utilizing of wind energy, construction and location, impact on environment, regulation and protection from extreme conditions. 12. Water power - technical possibilities, laws about water treatment, construction variants. 13. Heat pumps - principes of their work, available resources, calculation of thermal performance, cooperation with other systems. 14. Heat recovery- recuperative exchangers, technical possibilities of their exploitation in agriculture, the problem of dustiness and composition of outlet air.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of this subject is to teach our students how to economize the power, alternative fuel and effects on environment.
The student is able to apply the knowledge, received during the study, specified in the part: Content of the syllabus.
Knowledge of mathematics, physics and mechanics at secondary level

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Active participation at seminars, knowledge of lectured topics
Recommended literature
  • Normy ČSN EN ISO 9646.
  • Normy ČSN 73 0540 - 1, 2, 3, 4..
  • Halley, A., Humm, O., Voss, K. Solární energie, využití při opravě budov. Praha, Grada, 2001.
  • Mečárik, K., Havelský, V., Füri, B. Tepelná čerpadlá. Bratislava, Alfa, 1988.
  • Řehánek, J. et. al. Tepelně - technické a energetické vlastnosti budov. Praha, Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-7169-582-3.

Study plans that include the course
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