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Teachers in charge

assist. prof. Ivana Špelić, PhD

Study, Module

Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Engineering Design and Management of Textiles

Course summary

4 (2+0+2)



Knowledge verification

preliminary exam, writing exam, oral exam

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Subject content

Energy sources classification; energy models:demands,production,supply,considering energy sources,users;energy resources: classification, application,environmental impact, economy;energy conversion:direct,gradually,thermodynamics,engineering,economics,environmental fundamentals, conventional fuels,combustion,energy conversion equipment’s;energy management:energy accounting ,auditing, projected,operation costs, comparison, efficiency, plant use factor,energy activities, energy conservation in available plants;optimization:technologies and equipment’s for energy utilization,causes,sorts of losses,waste heats quantity,optimum energy structure,sustainable development, increasing efficiency:cogeneration;energy conservation in textile processes.

Aim of course

The proposed program includes knowledge of primary sources, transformation of energy and energy conservation, i.e. of rational consumption in industry processes. The obtained knowledge shall enable an easier continuation of the study and the application of the acquired knowledge in engineering practice.

Literature necessary for course

  • H. Požar: Osnove energetike 1,2,3, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 1992.
  • C.J. Cleveland, Editor, Encyclopedia of Energy, Vol.1-6, Elsevier, San Diego 2004.
  • Selected articles from journals like: Tekstil, Energy, Energy Conversion and Management etc.
  • A. Mihelić-Bogdanić, I. Špelić, Energy conversion and process optimization in the process industry, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2022.

Supplement literature

  • G. Boyle, Edition, Renewable Energy, Power for Sustainable Future, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1966.
  • V.M. Brodyanska et al., The Efficiency of Industrial Processes, Elsvier, London, 1994.
  • F.K: Kreith, R.E.West, Energy Efficiency, CRT Press, New York, 1997.
  • Y.M.El-Sayed, The Thermoeconomics of Energy Conversions, Elsevier, San Diego, 2003.


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