24-646   Special Topics: Energy Technology Environmental Control Systems

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Intermittent

A critical component of energy technology design and operation is the control of environmental emissions. This course will cover the design basics of technologies used to control air and water pollution from energy conversion processes, such as power plants and industries. Technologies such as scrubbers, catalytic processes, precipitators, membranes etc will be designed. Relevant concepts from thermodynamics, mass and energy balances, mass and heat transfer and chemical reaction equilibrium and kinetics are covered. Through assignments and projects, the students will design individual pollution control technologies and then analyze their feasibility when integrated into specific applications. Preliminary cost assessment modeling will also be introduced.