Michael J Pilat
Physical and chemical processes used to control gaseous air pollutants. Absorption into liquids. Aqueous spray dryer scrubbers. Adsorption beds. Control of sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide. Case studies of control systems. Prerequisite: CHEM E 435 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with CHEM E 566; W, even years.
Processes for the control of gaseous air pollutants (such as sulfur dioxide SO2, nitric oxide NO, carbon monoxide CO, hydrocarbons, odors, and the greenhouse gases CO2 and methane). Course will cover the possible methods for control of greenhouse gas emissions.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures on the fundamental principles, control systems, case studies of actual installations. Will use some VHS videos which illustrate the processes. Will use the course web site at http://courses.washington.edu/cewa567 to make information available.
Class assignments and grading
Homework problems which illustrate fundamentals and applications. Reading of handouts or information on course web site.