Stefanie Hellweg: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hellweg
FieldEnvironmental Systems Design
Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss.
ETH Zürich, HPZ E 31.2
John-von-Neumann-Weg 9
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 43 37
Fax+41 44 633 10 61
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

102-0324-01LEcological Systems Analysis Information Restricted registration - show details 6 credits4G + 1PS. Hellweg, S. Rubli, N. von Götz
AbstractThis lecture deals with the methodological basics and application of various environmental assessment tools.
ObjectiveAfter attending the lecture, students know environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. They can identify and apply the appropriate tool in a given situation. Also, they are able to critically assess existing studies.
Content- Überblick umweltrelevanter Güter- und Stoffflüsse
- Umweltfragestellung und Entscheidungsprozesse: Praxisbeispiele
- Einführung Stoffflussanalyse: Aktivitäten, Prozesse, Güter- und Stoffflüsse, Systemgrenzen, Transferkoeffizienten usw.
- Einführung Bewertungsmethoden: Ökobilanz, Risikoanalyse, MIPS, ökologischer Fussabdruck, Exergie
- einfache Modelle und Fallbeispiele aus der Praxis
Lecture notesSkript und Übungsunterlagen werden elektronisch verteilt.
LiteratureCatalogue data (Literature):
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Lehrveranstaltung ist aufgeteilt in Vorlesungsstunden und Übungsstunden.
102-0348-00LProspective Environmental Assessments Information
Prerequisite for this lecture is basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
Students without previous knowledge in these areas need to read according textbooks prior to or at the beginning of the lecture.
3 credits2GS. Hellweg, A. Spörri, M. A. Streicher-Porte
AbstractThis lecture deals with prospective assessments of emerging technologies as well as with the assessment of long-term environmental impact caused by today's activities.
Objective-Aquiring knowledge about prospective environmental asessements, including scenario analysis techniques, prospective emission models, dynamic MFA and LCA

-Ability to properly plan and conduct prospective environmental assessment studies, either on emerging technologies or on technical processes that cause long-term environmental impacts.

-Being aware of the uncertainties involved in prospective studies.

-Getting to know measures to prevent long-term emissions or impact in case studies

-Knowing the arguments in favor and against a temporally diffentiated weighting of environmental impacts (discounting)
Content- Scenario analysis
- Dynamic material flow analysis
- Temporal differentiation in LCA
- Assessment of future and present environmental impact
- Case studies (nanotechnology, e-waste, landfills, energy)
Lecture notesLecture slides and further documents will be made available in the lecture
227-1631-00LEnergy System Analysis Information 4 credits3GG. Andersson, S. Hellweg, F. Noembrini, A. Schlüter
AbstractThe course provides an introduction to the methods and tools for analysis of energy consumption, energy production and energy flows. Environmental aspects are included as well as economical considerations. Different sectors of the society are discussed, such as electric power, buildings, and transportation. Models for energy system analysis planning are introduced.
ObjectiveThe purpose of the course is to give the participants an overview of the methods and tools used for energy systems analysis and how to use these in simple practical examples.
ContentThe course gives an introduction to methods and tools for analysis of energy consumption, energy production and energy flows. Both larger systems, e.g. countries, and smaller systems, e.g. industries, homes, vehicles, are studied. The tools and methods are applied to various problems during the exercises. Different conventions of energy statistics used are introduced.

The course provides also an introduction to energy systems models for developing scenarios of future energy consumption and production. Bottom-up and Top-Down approaches are addressed and their features and applications discussed.

The course contains the following parts:
Part I: Energy flows and energy statistics
Part II: Environmental impacts
Part III: Electric power systems
Part IV: Energy in buildings
Part V: Energy in transportation
Part VI: Energy systems models
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureK. Blok: Introduction to Energy Analysis, Techne Press, Amsterdam 2006, ISBN 90-8594-016-8
860-0015-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I3 credits2GC. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli
AbstractStudents critically assess the economic, social, political, and environmental implications of extracting and using energy resources, metals, and bulk materials along the mineral resource cycle for society. They explore various decision-making tools that support policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resources, and gain insight into different perspectives from government, industry, and NGOs.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Explain basic concepts applied in resource economics, economic geology, extraction, processing and recycling technologies, environmental and health impact assessments, resource governance, and secondary materials.
- Evaluate the policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resource extraction.
- Examine decision-making tools for mineral resource related projects.
- Engage constructively with key actors from governmental organizations, mining and trading companies, and NGOs, dealing with issues along the mineral resource cycle.
Prerequisites / NoticeSeven week course offered from February 23rd to April 14th.
This course is prerequisite for the case study module course
860-0016-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II.
Bachelor of Science or Engineering, and enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at ETH Zurich.