151-0224-00L  Fuel Synthesis Engineering

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeB. Bulfin, A. Lidor
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung


151-0224-00 VFuel Synthesis Engineering
This course will be taught in a hybrid of online and face-to-face classroom formats; students will be informed who can attend the class on campus or should join the live streaming class.
3 Std.
Do13:15-16:00ETZ E 8 »
B. Bulfin, A. Lidor


KurzbeschreibungThis course will include a revision of chemical engineering fundamentals and the basics of processes modelling for fuel synthesis technologies. Using this as a background we will then study a range of fuel production technologies, including established fossil fuel processing and emerging renewable fuel production processes.
Lernziel1) Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical process engineering, including chemical thermodynamics, molecular theory and kinetics.
2) Learn to perform basic process modelling using some computational methods in order to analyse fuel production processes.
3) Using the fundamentals as a background, we will study a number of different fuel production processes, both conventional and emerging technologies.
InhaltTheory: Chemical equilibrium thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and chemical reaction engineering.

Processes modelling: An introduction to using cantera to model chemical processes. This part of the course includes an optional project, where the student will perform a basic analysis of a natural gas to methanol conversion process.

Fuel synthesis topics: Conventional fuel production including oil refinery, upgrading of coal and natural gas, and biofuel. Emerging renewable fuel technologies including the conversion of renewable electricity to fuels via electrolysis, the conversion of heat to fuels via thermochemical cycles, and some other speculative fuel production processes.
SkriptWill be available electronically.
LiteraturA) Physical Chemistry, 3rd edition, A. Alberty and J. Silbey, 2001
B) Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition, Octave Levenspiel, 1999
C) Fundamentals of industrial catalytic processes, C. H. Bartholomew, R. J. Farrauto, 2011;
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSome previous studies in chemistry and chemical engineering are recommended, but not absolutely necessary. Experience with either Python or Matlab is also recommended.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte4 KP
PrüfendeB. Bulfin, A. Lidor
RepetitionDie Leistungskontrolle wird in jeder Session angeboten. Die Repetition ist ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Prüfungsmodusschriftlich 120 Minuten
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusThe course incorporates an optional “Learning task” (Lernelement) which can improve the total course unit grade by up to 0.25 grade points. This learning task will involve modelling of chemical processes using the open source software Cantera.
Hilfsmittel schriftlichTwo A4 sheets of paper with handwritten notes can be brought to the exam.
Diese Angaben können noch zu Semesterbeginn aktualisiert werden; verbindlich sind die Angaben auf dem Prüfungsplan.


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