10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The course is in two parts, in the first, the mechanism of formation of gaseous pollutants from combustion systems and their effect on the environment is studied. Emission control strategies are described for the pollutants CO, CO2, NOx, SOx, hydrocarbons. The second part of the course covers the theory and design of unit operations for removing gaseous pollutants from gas streams in particular the removal of VOCs.

Staff Contact: Dr S Vaidyanathan
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Institute of Energy, and part of MChem and MEng degrees accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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