Areas of Expertise
- Thin films
This module aims at presenting the fundamental aspects of transport mechanisms of particles (suspended in fluids) and to illustrate the properties and external conditions that influence the flow of fluids through packed beds, the separation of multiphase systems, separation across phase boundaries in a variety of industrial situations.
This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.
This module aims to present fundamental aspects of energy generation using low carbon technologies. The module will describe the following: ¿ Description of the concept of "Hydrogen economy"; Hydrogen generation and purification; ¿ Energy generation using fuel cells: Proton exchange fuel cells (PEMs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs), phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs), alkaline fuel cells (AFCs); methanol fuel cells (MeFCs). ¿ Solar energy generation: Silicon-based photovoltaic cells, Gratzel and Organic photovoltaic cells; Perovskite solar cells; ¿ Definition and description of batteries: Rechargeable batteries: Li-ion, Li-ion polymer, Na-ion, Na-air, and NiMH batteries; ¿ Supercapacitors as energy generators. Wind and Tidal Energy generation; Geothermal Energy.
This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to working in a team environment on a major project.