151-0224-00L  Synthesis Fuel Engineering

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0224-00 VSynthesis Fuel Engineering
Does not take place this semester.
3 hrs

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AbstractThis course will cover current and prospective chemical fuel technologies. It addresses both fossil and renewable resources technologies.
ObjectiveDevelop a basic understanding of the many convential and renewable fuel synthesis and processing technollogies.
ContentFuels overview including fuel utilization and economics. Conventional fuel module will cover fuel synthesis, refining and upgrading technologies. Renewable fuel module will cover fule synthesis via photo-, electro-, and thermochemical H2O and CO2 splitting and biomass conversion technologies.
Lecture notesWill be available electronically.
LiteratureA) Synthetic Fuels Handbook: Properties, Process and Performace, J.G. Speight, Ed McGraw Hill, 2008; B) Synthetic Fuels, R.F. Probstein and R.E. Hicks, Ed. Dover Publications, 2006; C) Fischer-Tropsch Refining, Arno de Klerk, Ed. Wiley-VCH, 2011; D) Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining, J. Ancheyta, Ed. Wiley, 2011.
Prerequisites / NoticeA fundamental understanding of chemistry and engineering is strongly recommended.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. Michalsky
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe class exam will take place on the final day of class and will be a written 120 min examination.

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