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CSM3365 - Energy Storage Technology (2011)

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MODULE TITLEEnergy Storage Technology CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3365 MODULE CONVENERDr Chuang Peng (Coordinator), Dr Peter Connor
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
One of the most important technical disadvantages of renewable energy resources is their characteristic of supply intermittency; at certain times the resource is over-abundant, at others the resource is non-existent. Energy demand, although temporally variable, is rarely intermittent. This module discusses technologies that allow energy recovered from renewable and other resources to be stored such that the characteristic of intermittency is overcome and the energy mixes with high renewables content can maintain the energy market balance.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
1. Electricity demand side variability 2. Technical issues and economic impacts of peak loading on grid systems 3. Base load issues and the national energy mix 4. Renewable energy supply side variability and intermittency: wind, solar, hydro, wave, tidal 5. Physical storage media: Compressed air, Electrochemical cells 6. Virtual storage media: Electricity distribution infrastructure, Liquid and solid biomass 7. The ‘hydrogen economy’ 8. Calculation of electrode potentials and cell voltages 9. Electrolysis 10. Hydrogen production through reformation 11. Fuel feedstocks for the hydrogen economy 12. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells 13. Alkaline fuel cells 14. Phosphoric acid fuel cells 15. Molten carbonate fuel cells 16. Solid oxide fuel cells 17. Regenerative fuel cells 18. Fuel cell applications: Transport, Combined Heat and Power 19. Small scale storage systems: flywheels and springs. 20. Small scale storage systems: hydraulic and pneumatic accumulators. 21. Small scale storage systems: continuous and standby uninterruptible power supplies. 22. Large scale storage solutions: hydro pump storage. 23. Large scale storage solutions: compressed air energy storage. 24. Large scale storage solutions: underground gas reservoirs. 25. Energy storage economics. 26. Environmental implications of energy storage. Laboratory experiments: Regenerative fuel cell overall efficiency experiment. Storage and recovery efficiency of a wind generator / rectifier-controller / battery / inverter system.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM2277, CSM2251, CSM2288
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined