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Courses - Fall 2023
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Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Undergraduate thermodynamics course or permission of instructor.
Discussion of the major sources and end-uses of energy in our society with particular emphasis on renewable energy production and utilization. The course introduces a range of innovative technologies and discusses them in the context of the current energy infrastructure. Renewable sources such as wind and solar, and renewable enabling technologies such as energy storage are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the environmental impact of the various forms of energy. This course is designed to provide, when taken together with ENME635, a comprehensive overview of sustainable energy production and utilization including carbon capture and sequestration.