635-3010/02 – Secondary Energy Sources (DEZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Adéla Macháčková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Adéla Macháčková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FMT, FSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAH46 doc. Ing. Adéla Macháčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student is able to identify the secondary energy sources. He/she compares the sources in between – fuels, energy (enthalpy)/chill/heat, pressure. He/she will be able to describe the type of secondary sources in dependency with their occurrence in technology. He/she will be able to apply the obtain knowledge of secondary sources in his/her profession.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The course is focused on the basic characteristic and allocation the secondary energy sources. Describing the energy looses, energy potentials and also the fuel saving. The secondary energy source is defined through the secondary fuel, secondary enthalpy/heat/chill and secondary pressure. Exhaust-heat boilers, turbine, microturbine and heat pumps are described. The low-potential heat and utilization of energy from metals, coke and slags are described too.

Compulsory literature:

Energy strategy for Europe. [online]. 2013. [cit. 20013-01-31]. Dostupné z

Recommended literature:

EU Energy in Figures. 1. Vydání. Luxembourg : P ublications Office of the European Union. Luxembourgh, 2012. 228 pp. ISBN 978-92-79-22556-7.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no other requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Table of energetic sources. Basic characteristic and classification of secondary energetic sources. 2. Definition and meaning of secondary energetic sources in relationship with the energy policy of CZ and EU. 3. Technical – economical parameters of utilization this sources in industrial area. Division the secondary energy sources. 4. Secondary fuels – occurrence, technical parameters and utilization in plant energy system. 5. Fuels storage – according to fuel type. Design of reservoirs. 6. Secondary heat - utilization the enthalpy of exhaust/fuel gases using the exhaust-heat boilers and gas turbines. Design and thermal characteristics of these units, unit types and unit recovery. 7. Low-potentials heat – utilization of heat pumps. Thermodynamics, designs, types, utilization. 8. Secondary chill - cooling water and its utilization. Cooling elements. Techniques of cooling – by water, by expansion, through the evaporation, through the matters with higher boiling point. Comparison the techniques. 9. Utilization the enthalpy of metal – in blast-furnaces and metallurgical plants. Metal heating. Designs of heating furnaces. 10. Utilization the coke – methods, advantages and disadvantages. 11. Utilization the slag – methods, advantages and disadvantages. 12. Secondary pressure. Utilization the overpressure. Expansion turbines. Design and technical parameters. 13. Now-a-days technology uses secondary sources. Microturbine. Stirling engine. Utilization the secondary sources in CHP. 14. Demonstration the utilization of secondary sources.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  31 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Mandatory participation 80%.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109T039) Thermal Engineering and Ceramic Materials P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS - FMG 2017/2018 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block

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