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Course unit
TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
SCP6075159, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATERIALS SCIENCE
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Website of the academic structure http://www.chimica.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/laurea-magistrale-scienza-dei-materiali
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/chimica/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-SC1174-000ZZ-2018-SCP6075159-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GAETANO GRANOZZI CHIM/03
Other lecturers STEFANO AGNOLI CHIM/03
LAURA CALVILLO LAMANA CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 36 39.0 No turn
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basics of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Basics of Electrochemistry
Target skills and knowledge: -Environmental sustainability
-Energy efficiency
-Alternative energy sources
-Solar energy
-Hydrogen production
-Photocatalysis
-Electrocatalysis
-Fuel cells
Examination methods: oral (3 questions for a total of ca. 1/2 hour)
Assessment criteria: The acquisition of knowledge and skills described above will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: Primary and secondary energy sources
Sustainability
Energy flow
Exergia
Life-cycle for a process and a product
Economy of materials
Renewable and not renewable energy sources
Green processes
Methods for energy conversion
Hydrogen economy
Energy from biomasses
Solar fuels
Fuel cells and electrolysers
Electrochemical energy storage: batteries and capacitors
Materials for electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis and thermal catalysis

Lab activities:
3 different experiments of photo-electrochemical water splitting, hydrogen catalytic production and fuel cells
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures with Powerpoint presentations (24 hrs)
Lab attendance (36hrs)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts, presentation files and textbook
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cahen, David; Ginley, David S., Fundamentals of materials for energy and environmental sustainability edited by David S. Ginley, David Cahen. Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge university press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Climate Action