Course detail

Environmental Engineering

FSI-ITPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is concerned with the following topics:
Microclimate and its evaluation. Environmental comfort.
Thermal comfort. Indoor air quality. Processes and equipments of air cleaning for particulate and gas contaminants. Ventilating systems. Total and local ventilation, local exhausting. Air motion in ventilated spaces. Performance of outlets. Air-conditioning equipment and its components. Air-conditioning systems. Heat losses of buildings. Heating systems and equipment. Noise and vibrations, effect on human health, measurement and evaluation.
Technical means to reduction of noise and vibrations.
Sources and propagation of noise. Basic principles and technical means of reducing noise and vibration.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain essential knowledge of ventilation, air-conditioning
and heating systems, evaluation of indoor air quality and the means of
noise reduction.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

McQUISTON, Faye C., Jerald D. PARKER and Jeffrey D. SPITLER. Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, John Wiley and Sons, [2005]. ISBN 0-471-66154-6
NOVÝ, Richard a kol. Technika prostředí. České vysoké učení technické v Praze. [2006]. ISBN 80-01-03492-5
JANOTKOVÁ, Eva. Technika prostředí - 1. a 2. část. FSI VUT v Brně, [2014]. Elektronická verze v pdf dostupná v e-learningu.
ASHRAE handbook: Fundamentals (SI Edition). American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc., [2013]. ISBN 978-1-936504-46-6
JOKL, Miloslav. Zdravé obytné a pracovní prostředí. Nakladatelství Academia. [2002]. ISBN 8020009280
ASHRAE Handbook - Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment (SI Edition). American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc., [2012]. ISBN 9781936504268

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

One-day exam consists of both written and oral parts. Four questions (two theoretical and a practical two) are given. A personal calculator is required to solve the practical question; moreover,the examinee may bring and use their own literature. The overall exam evaluation equally accounts for both the theoretical and practical part.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course objective is to make students familiar with basic concepts and techniques used for creating an optimal indoor environment. Students will learn of the design and operation of equipments of thermal and humidity comfort (heating/cooling/humidification/dehumidification), air cleanliness control, and means of noise reduction in working environment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at seminars and meeting requirements defined by the teacher during the term.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Environment. Indoor environment comfort. Thermal comfort and its assessment.
Air cleanliness. Pollution effects on human beings. Electro-ionic microclimate.
Ventilation systems. Air change evaluation. Air jets.
Flow patterns, outlets design. Natural ventilation.
Total forced ventilation - design of the ventilation equipments.
Local ventilation. Exhausting equipments and exhaust hoods.
Economy of ventilation equipment, heat recovery systems.
Air-conditioning plants and their components. Calculation of an adiabatic humidifier and a cooler.
Air-conditioning systems. Dimensioning of common air-conditioning plants.
Warm water heating, heating systems and their components, large surface heating.
Hot water and steam heating systems. Radiant and hot water heating.
Heat consumption measurements of heating. Noise and vibrations.
Physiological impacts of noise on human beings and its evaluation. Means of noise reduction.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Measurement of quantities used to determine thermal state of the environment.
Evaluation of the thermal state of the environment. Diagrams of comfort.
Calculation of air change due to ventilation.
Calculation of iso/noniso-thermal air jets.
Calculation of natural interrupted ventilation, and airshaft ventilation.
Calculation of building heat losses to the Czech Standard CSN EN 12831.
Calculation of heat losses of given rooms.
Dimensioning of heating appliances.
Calculation of an air shower and an adiabatic process of air cooling.
Dimensioning of air-conditioning equipment under summer conditions.
Dimensioning of air-conditioning equipment under winter conditions.
Laboratories of the department of Thermodynamics and Environmental Engineering.