15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This course gives an overview of the current and future technology for the oil and gas industry. The origins of fossil derived oil and gas, their safe production and processing provide the focus for the first part of the course. Also covered here are engineering calculations and theory for analysis and design of combustion systems. The second part of the course looks at four key biofuels (bio-ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-methane and bio-hydrogen) and considers their strategic importance and the technological challenges of viable large-scale production.

Staff Contact: Dr S Patwardhan
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, group report and presentation

Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute.

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK