This course presents a review of strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in power generation, transportation, and the built environment. Sources, discharges, and physical properties of greenhouse gases are surveyed, and technologies for greenhouse gas elimination or sequestration are discussed. Policy options for greenhouse gas control and carbon footprint reduction are also considered.
CEE564/ESENG599 can fulfill a degree requirement in the Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering (Auto Eng); Energy Systems Engineering (ESE); Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (GAME) and Manufacturing Engineering (PIM) programs. Contact an ISD Graduate Coordinator for more information and to discuss your Plan of Study (POS).
After completing this course, students should be able to do the following:
- Recognize the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and their radiative forcing effects on the global climate.
- Use physical property data to calculate the energy requirements for the compression, transport, and geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide.
- Perform engineering design calculations for the separation of carbon dioxide from pre- or post-combustion gas mixtures using absorption solvents, adsorbents, or membranes.
- Carry out an eco-audit of a product or a process carbon footprint to guide the selection of low carbon intensity materials for buildings and manufactured goods.
- Understand strategies for transportation sector greenhouse gas emission reductions using fuel economy improvements or onboard vehicle carbon capture.
- Be familiar with the economic and regulatory policy options for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, and the political and societal challenges of implementing these policies.