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EST 203
Applied Controls and Operations


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course will have three learning modules to control and operate: an electric steam boiler, a biodiesel processor, and a soap processor (and/or a biomass gasifier to produce electricity. The purpose of this class is to gain hands-on experience operating three types of processes from start-up to shutdown and clean-up, including monitoring and quality assurance/quality control. Prerequisite: EST 105 and/or EST 202. Recommended: EST 105 and EST 201.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain steam science, identify the instruments of a boiler system, and operate and maintain a boiler.
  • Review the transesterification reaction, analyze the quality of feedstock oil, and use chemicals to operate a biodiesel processor.
  • Troubleshoot challenges and perform quality assurance and quality control testing.
  • Optimize various downstream processes, including physical separation, filtration, distillation, and recovery.
  • Operate a soap production process while controlling pH (and/or a biomass gasifier to produce electricity to charge a mobile power station).
  • Explain air and water quality, and chemical waste management, considerations.

  • Course Topics
  • Safety: managing emissions, pH, chemicals, and waste byproducts
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Instrumentation
  • Water chemistry
  • Blowdown
  • Transesterification
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Separation
  • Absorption
  • Distillation
  • Dehydration
  • Biomass
  • Moisture content
  • Pyrolysis and gasification
  • Pressure and flow
  • Combustion
  • Battery charging
  • Maintenance
  • Clean-up

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 203
    Spring 2016
    0973
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 203
    Spring 2016
    5230
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.