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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Course Description

Environmental Technologies - Selected Topics

Program

Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Peter Glavič

Goals:

The aim of the course is to enable postgraduates to select and manage the selected environmental protection technologies. Emphasis is placed on fuel gas treatment, thermal exploitation of wastes in all physical states, and the use of residues from thermal exploitation in chemical and processing industries. Special emphasis is focused on turning wastes into liquid fuels or hydrogen that can be used to feed fuel cells.

Content:

This course contains the following topics:
• Minimizing wastes (definition, planning, organization, the evaluation of alternatives, study of possibilities, implementation of selected project)
• Thermodynamic method of minimizing the consumption of energy, water, and water treatment (pinch analysis)
• Knowledge and enforcement of ecotechnological requirements for the selected processes and quipment
• Concept and critical analysis of the mass and energy balances of processes
• Comparative analysis of parameters for economic assessment of processes.

Course literature:

• P. T. Anastas, J. Warner. Green Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press (1998), 135 p., ISBN 0-19-850234-6
• P. M. Randall. Engineers` Guide to Cleaner Production Technologies. Lanchaster: Technomic Publishing (1997), 230 p., ISBN 1-56676-423-8.
• EPA. An Organisation Guide to Pollution Prevention., Cincinnati: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2001)
• R. Smith. Chemical Process Design. New York: McGraw-Hill (2003), 459 p., ISBN 0-07-113791-2
• W. R. Niessen. Combustion and incineration processes. New York: Marcel Dekker (2002), 715 p., ISBN 0-8247-0629
• D. Breihofer et al. Massnahmen zur Minderung der Emissionen von SO2, NOx, und VOC bei stazionaeren
• Quellen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Karlsruhe (1991)

Significant publications and references:

• D. Krajnc, P. Glavič. Indicators for sustainable production. Clean Tech. Environ. Policy, 5, 279-288 (2003)
• A. Kovač Kralj, P. Glavič, M. Krajnc. Waste heat integration between processes. Applied Thermal Engng., 22, 1259-1269 (2002)
• P. Glavič. Complex Integration of processes. The Canadian J. Chem. Engng, 79, 643-654, (2001)
• L. Žbontar, P. Glavič, Total site: wastewater minimization. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 30, 261-275 (2001)

Examination:

- lectures
- seminar work
- laboratory work

Students obligations:

Seminar and oral exam, in which the candidate demonstrates his/her knowledge and understanding of the essential course content, and presents how this new knowledge can be included in his/her research project – in front of the course leader and postgraduate's project
supervisor.

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