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Environment and Recycling(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Spring Semester 3 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Youichi ENOKIDA Professor 

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to understand a guide to sustainable production, the state of the art and science of design for environment, the real world practices and technology of recycling for energy resources and industrial materials. Upon completion of the course, students will understand i) material flows of processing and reprocessing, ii) efficiencies of process with or without recycling, iii) cost estimation of recycling, iv) several examples of recycling on industrial scale.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Because this class gives a lecture on general engineering, no special prerequisite is required.
the class is given in English, and distributed materials are also written in English.
Because some of reference books for advanced reading are written in Japanese, which you can find in the university library, fundamental ability of Japanese language for reading is preferable.

•Course Topics
In this class, every lecture is given for the students finally to understand the the following contents;
1. A guide to sustainable production,
2. The state of the art and science of design for environment,
3. The real world practices and technology of recycling for energy resources,
4. The real world practices and technology of recycling for materials resources,
5. Recent developments for recycling of automotive parts and used catalysts.

At the end of every lecture, important technical concept and terms are given by a lecturer, which the students should study by themselves by the following lecture, The results of the self-learning are tested by a quiz in the following lecture.

1) J. Fiksel, Design foe Environment - A guide to sustainable Product Development -, McGraw-Hill Professional (2011) in English.
2) E. Worrel, and M. A. Reuter, Handbook of recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists, Elsevier (2014) in English.
3) R. G. Cochran (Author), Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Analysis and Management, American Nuclear Society (1993) in English

•Additional Reading
1)T. Hirota, Frontline of automobile recycling, Grand Prix Book Publishing CO.LTD. (2005) in Japanese.

•Grade Assessment
Quize record: (20%)
Reporting on lecture exercises: (30%)
Final examinations: (50%)
Students need to obtain at least 60% of the total marks to pass the course.
Credits will be awarded to those students who score 60 or more.Grades are as follows:
A+:100-90, A:89-80, B:79-70, C:69-60, F:59-0

No special reqirement is applied, but attendance at every lecture is mandatory as well as keeping deadline strictly for submission of a few reports.

[About the class in 2021]
Because due to countermeasure against COVID-19, lectures in the current class will be given as normal meetings of face-to-face class from April 12, 2021 on at ES203 lecture room and in principal, as well as on-demand resoures by an assist of NUCT, where handouts of MS power point files or Youtube videos are provided, you should download the specified files and watch prior to each class. The preparation and review should be performed on NUCT's quizz or reporting features.
For students ataying in Japan, regular lecture will open on every monday starting from 10:30 at the lecture room ES023 on the second floor in ES Building, Nagoya University.

•Contacting Faculty
When you have an inquiry on the class or lecture contact the lecture, Professor Enokida by e-mail of adressing Direct visiting is welcomed; Concerning to the Office Hours, open door policy from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p. m.-- when he is there, He is usually available. To guarantee availability, make an appointment by sending an e-mail to


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