DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2011/2012

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Postgraduate Course: Thermodynamics for power plant engineering with CO2 capture (PGEE10007)

 School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering Course type Standard Availability Available to all students Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate) Credits 10 Home subject area Postgrad (School of Engineering) Other subject area Geosciences Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No Course description The course presents thermodynamics as a real world subject. Basic principles and conservation equations, together with constitutive laws, are applied to a variety of systems and devices including heat exchangers, nozzles, power cycles, air conditioning systems and cooling towers and linked to their application in a range of power plants, including with integration with proposed CO2 capture systems.
 Pre-requisites Co-requisites Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Thermodynamics 3 (MECE09010) Other requirements None Additional Costs None
 Pre-requisites None Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? No
 Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday King's Buildings Lecture 1-11 14:00 - 14:50 King's Buildings Lecture 1-11 14:00 - 14:50 King's Buildings Tutorial 1-11 11:10 - 12:00 First Class Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 14:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Lecture Theatre 2, Hudson Beare Building Exam Information Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Main Exam Diet S1 (December) Thermodynamics for power plant engineering with CO2 capture 1:30
 1. Apply the First Law to simple closed and steady flow systems using appropriate property data from tables, charts and equations. 2. Use one-dimensional compressible flow theory to determine the gas velocities and flow rates in choked and unchoked nozzles. 3. Use the simple theory of mixtures of ideal gasses and vapours to calculate the performance of plant such as air conditioning systems and cooling towers. 4. Use the First Law to analyse the performance of simple power plants. 5. Give a qualitative explanation of some of the implications of the Second Law for these plants. 6. Carry out simple heat transfer calculations involving conduction, convection and radiation. 7. Use standard computer packages to calculate Gibbs function minimisation and apply the results for simple analysis of chemical equilibrium problems involving coal gasifiers or autothermal reformers and associated equipment in power plant applications.
 Exam 80% Coursework 20%
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 Academic description Not entered Syllabus Not entered Transferable skills Not entered Reading list Not entered Study Abroad Not entered Study Pattern Not entered Keywords Thermodynamics, Power plant, CCS, Carbon Capture
 Course organiser Prof Jonathan Gibbins Tel: (0131 6)50 4867 Email: jon.gibbins@ed.ac.uk Course secretary Ms Kathryn Nicol Tel: (0131 6)50 5687 Email: kathryn.nicol@ed.ac.uk
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