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CM5051: HYDROGEN AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:38


Course Overview

Hydrogen is considered to be one of the key chemicals in our future energy landscape.  It can be produced from water but then also yield water as the by-product when used as a fuel.  It therefore lends itself to a circular economy which does not generate waste (i.e., H2O - H2 - H2O). 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan Mccue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Msc Advanced Energy Materials: Energy Generation & Storage Technology or Master Of Science In Chemistry For Sustainable Energy

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Hydrogen is considered to be one of the key chemicals in our future energy landscape.  It can be produced from water but then also yield water as the by-product when used as a fuel.  It therefore lends itself to a circular economy which does not generate waste (i.e., H2O - H2 - H2O).  The question then becomes how do we produce and store hydrogen from renewable methods.  The module will help to build upon material covered in other modules (i.e., gas storage & fuel cells). In addition to the hydrogen economy, the circular economy will also be covered. Reaching a net carbon zero future will only be possible if a global approach is adopted where materials are repurposed or recycled, and waste is utilised and remediated in order to decrease its impact on our environment. Green chemistry, recycling and waste remediation will be discussed, and students will learn about current technologies and innovations across the energy sector including life cycle assessment. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseCritically evaluate hydrogen storage methods.
ConceptualApplyDescribe effective utilisation methods for hydrogen.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe electrochemistry and electrotechnical kinetics for water splitting.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the chemical concepts behind sustainable hydrogen production.
ProceduralEvaluateUnderstand and explain how a circular economy leads to sustainability.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 17 Feedback Weeks 19

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseCritically evaluate hydrogen storage methods.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe electrochemistry and electrotechnical kinetics for water splitting.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the chemical concepts behind sustainable hydrogen production.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Continuous assessment mark carried forward

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the chemical concepts behind sustainable hydrogen production.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe electrochemistry and electrotechnical kinetics for water splitting.
ConceptualAnalyseCritically evaluate hydrogen storage methods.
ConceptualApplyDescribe effective utilisation methods for hydrogen.
ProceduralEvaluateUnderstand and explain how a circular economy leads to sustainability.

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