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ALTE 203
Thermo-Chemical Conversion


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

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Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
Build a core understanding of the essential thermo-chemical principles and tools utilized within Biorefineries to prepare and manage the feedstocks that are converted into higher value added products through a series of chemical reactions involving heat and pressure. Prerequisite: ALTE 202, PHYS 222 (or three or more EST courses), ALTE 291 and 292 (optional)

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of catalysts and how they function.
  • Apply knowledge in physical and chemical separation technologies.
  • Identify, diagram, and explain features of thermo-chemical processes
  • Apply knowledge to identify common maintenance variables and ranges.
  • Develop knowledge to match feedstocks with most appropriate conversion processes
  • Practice calculating mass balances
  • Apply knowledge in significant figures, rounding, accuracy, and precision

  • Course Topics
  • What is a catalyst? How do they work, life span, etc.?
  • Separation technologies: a) physical; and b) chemical
  • Identify and diagram features of thermo-chemical processes
  • Explain features of each type of thermo-chemical process
  • Differentiate key differences between each process
  • Identify common maintenance parameters
  • Measure and monitor key process parameters
  • Working knowledge of measurement units (English and Metric) and conversions between units
  • Match feedstock to most appropriate process
  • Calculate mass balance
  • Understand the nature of significant figures, rounding, accuracy, and precision
  • Identify process hazards

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