Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to provide students with a broad experience in the application of efficient fossil energy technologies in the context of particular technical industrial casestudies and the associated issues of manufacturing, economic and legislative constraints. The module provides a mechanism for the integration of the knowledge gained in other modules by its practical application in the solution of 'real life' engineering problems.This unit is a Compulsory module of the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Carbon Capture and Storage, and Cleaner Fossil Energy (CCSCFE) offered jointly by Nottingham, Birmingham, Loughborough, Sheffield and the British Geological Survey through the DTC.

Restrictions on availability: This module contributes to the doctoral training programme run by EPSRC CCSCFE Doctoral Training Centre led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Birmingham, Loughborough and Sheffield.

Staff Contact: Prof. Lin Ma
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Assessment will be via 2 equally weighted assessments, usually completed with input gained from a number of visits with their sponsoring company, consisting of: 1. Group poster 40% 2. Group essay 60% The group essay will be a maximum of 5000 words completed in assigned groups of ~4 members. The poster will be completed in similar groups. The marks allocated to these assignments will be derived from the submitted coursework together with an assessment of the student's contribution via peer assessment by the group members.

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