This course provides students with an overview of energy sources (both renewable and non-renewable), fuel properties, combustion, thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis, power cycles, energy conversion systems, and environmental implications of energy systems. The course will establish an appreciation of topics such as power generation from fossil fuels, clean coal technologies, biomass energy, solar thermal power, wind power, geothermal power, and nuclear power.
Not currently offered.
This course replaces the following course(s): CHEE6008. Students who have successfully completed CHEE6008 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE6100.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry, thermodynamics, and heat transfer fundamentals of energy systems.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of physical processes associated with energy conversion systems.
3. Appreciate fuel technology, power generation, combustion and the environmental implications of energy systems.
1. Energy sources
- Fossil fuels
- Renewable energy sources
2. Characteristics of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
3. Combustion technology
- Reaction kinetics
- Combustion chemistry
- Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverised fuel combustors, and fluidised bed combustors
4. Thermodynamics and energy efficiency analysis
5. Power cycles
6. Conventional coal technologies
7. Clean coal technologies
8. Biomass energy
9. Solar thermal power
10. Wind power
11. Geothermal power
12. Nuclear power
13. Energy and environment
Chemistry, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mathematics at BEng (Chemical) level
Written Assignment: Tutorial/Assignment
Project: Mini Project
Formal Examination: Final examination