This course will cover current and prospective chemical fuel technologies. It addresses both fossil and renewable resources technologies.
Develop a basic understanding of the many convential and renewable fuel synthesis and processing technollogies.
Fuels 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.
Will be available electronically.
A) 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 / Notice
A fundamental understanding of chemistry and engineering is strongly recommended.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)