Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chemical Engineering for Industrial

Sustainability (LM22)

Anno Accademico 2014  2015




Course Teacher: Prof. Francesco Patania

Room : Direzione  – Dipartimento Ingegneria Industriale – Building 3 “Polifunzionale”, floor VI

Tel. 095738-2424, e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office hours during the course: Monday: 9.00-11.00; Tuesday: ore 10.00-12.00,  or by appointment. Otherwise available on the website




The course aims to provide knowledge, methodologies and theoretical formulations basic of heat power systems and heat-work conversion processes and or the proper use of traditional sources of energy and / or renewable. Analysis of technical applications of  engineering systems focusing on the techniques of energy production with reduced environmental impact. The teaching methodology of the course consists of lectures, written exercises and computer exercises on the  technical subjects treated by the use of specific softwares.


The teaching methodology of the course consists of lectures, eventual written exercises and computer exercises





 No preparatory aspects.





The student is required to attend at least 70% of the lessons, cfr. Punto 3.3 of Regolamento Didattico of CLM in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability





1)       Termodinamica Applicata, Cavallini/Mattarolo - Cleup Padova




2)       Trasmissioni del calore, Bonacina/Mattarolo - Cleup Padova

3)       Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, A. Bejan - John Wiley & Sons.

4)       Elementi di Fisica Tecnica per l’Ingegneria, J. Moran – Mc-Graw Hill

5)       Termodinamica per gli Ingegneri, C. Potter – Mc Graw-Hill

6)       L’Energia Solare nelle applicazioni termiche, J. A. Duffie – Liguori Editore

7)       Ecologia Applicata, R. Vismara – Hoepli

8)       Industrial Pollution Control, N. S. Sell – Van Nostrand Reinhold

9)      Fuel Cell System Explained, J. Larminie – John Wiley & Sons




Supplementary teaching materials for each of the topics covered will be provided by the teacher in the form of notes.





One lesson each week will be dedicated to the exercises and technical issues on the main issues of the course. Applications and theoretical calculations are developed.






Appelli successivi all’erogazione del corso

Oral examinations (Prova orale)

Modalità di iscrizione ad un appello d’esame


The reservation for an exame session is mandatory and must be made exclusively through the web portal students within the scheduled period.







I. Energy: -

The energy according to Classical Physics, the Classical Mechanics and Classical Thermodynamics.The various forms of energy and the formulations that express it. - Unit of measurements  and technical equivalents of energy

- Energy sources  and the most common  technics of  energy conversion.


II.   Physical and mathematical tools for the study of energy conversions: -

Derivatives substantial scalar and vector - Equations of Fourier - Mass balance equations - Equations of Navier-Stokes - The Principles of Thermodynamics - Entropy, enthalpy and energy - Concepts of theoretical and technical efficiency in the energy conversion.


III Fuels and combustion: -

Calorific Power  and thermal capacity - Combustion processes  and Simplified chemical reactions. Energy producible l of various fuels: theoretical and real


IV. Techniques and Technologies for the self-energy production : -

Solar thermodynamic system - Photovoltaic system - Wind power plants - Plants to biomass combustion - Fuel Cell


V. Energy balances and yields for cogeneration systems: 

Energy and energetic performance - Comparison of energy balances between traditional separate production systems and cogeneration systems - Sizing and adjustment of cogeneration systems - Trigenerative system and efficiency of  combined cycle - Energy production from RSU. Functional choices for poligenerative systems


VI. Environmental impacts of the energy conversions:

 - Ecological balance of natural cycles - Imbalances induced by energy conversions, thermal inversions and the greenhouse effect - Mitigation techniques and control of impacts as a function of energy conversion systems


VII. Complex system of energy production.

Analysis of a complex system of integrated production of energy forms. Assessment and mitigation of impacts on the atmosphere . Comparison of the impact of energy production by traditional systems.