Brendan Bulfin: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Brendan Bulfin
Renewable Energy Carriers
ETH Zürich, ML K 44.3
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 87 30
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-0224-00LFuel Synthesis Engineering4 credits3VB. Bulfin
AbstractThis course will cover the basics of chemical engineering and current and prospective chemical fuel technologies. It addresses both fossil and renewable resource technologies.
ObjectiveDevelop an understanding of physical chemistry and apply it some conventional and prospective renewable fuel synthesis and processing technologies.
ContentIntroduction to chemical equilibrium thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, catalysis, and the use of the chemical process modelling library cantera. Conventional fuel synthesis, refining and upgrading technologies. Renewable fuel synthesis technology outlook, covering various scenarios.
Lecture notesWill be available electronically.
LiteratureA) Physical Chemistry, A. Alberty and J. Silbey, B) Synthetic Fuels Handbook: Properties, Process and Performance, J.G. Speight, Ed McGraw Hill, 2008; C) Synthetic Fuels, R.F. Probstein and R.E. Hicks, Ed. Dover Publications, 2006; D) Fischer-Tropsch Refining, Arno de Klerk, Ed. Wiley-VCH, 2011; E) Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining, J. Ancheyta, Ed. Wiley, 2011.
Prerequisites / NoticeAn understanding of chemistry and engineering is recommended. Experience with either Python or Matlab is also recommended.