About this course
In the course hosted by different European universities three sustainable technologies are introduced and studied. For every technology, we offer one lecture and one experimental session. The course is completely online.
Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries – Technical University of Munich – Insights into the functionality, electrochemistry and applications of redox flow batteries
Dynamics of Nuclear Reactors – Czech Technical University – Study on the topics of criticality and radioactive reaction kinetics on a nuclear test reactor
Flue Gas Emissions on a Household Boiler - Tallinn University of Technology – Introduction of small-scale solutions of biomass combustion for heat generation in households
Expected learning outcomes
Students are supposed to:
- Assess the presented technologies from a national and international perspective.
- Analyse and calculate key performance indicators for the different experiments.
- Understand the three presented technologies.
- Learn how to work and communicate efficiently in an international, multidisciplinary team.
The students will either write a short report on the experimental session or prepare a short newspaper article. Templates and guidelines for the reports or newspaper article will be provided. The three deliverables are weighted equally.
Background in technical engineering and/or natural sciences
The three main lectures are separated across six weeks. Each main lecture consists of one online course in which theoretical foundations are presented, followed by a practical online course the next week, where the lecturer interactively guides the students through the experimental setup. The purpose of the lecture is to introduce the students to the field of the experiment.