Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Electricity production from coal and natural gas and its impact on environment

Speaker: 
Professor Yiguang Ju, Princeton University, MAE
Location: 
Friend Center, 109
Date/Time: 
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

This course will first discuss the history and principles of electricity generation from coal and natural gas. The electricity transmission, energy loss on the grid, transformers, and end user consumptions will be discussed. In the second part, we will discuss advanced turbines to reduce carbon emissions and electricity conversion efficiency. In the third part, the opportunities and technical challenges of electricity production from renewable resources such as wind and solar will also be discussed. The last part of the course will discuss the emissions and control of NOx, SOx, particulates and unburned hydrocarbons from fossil fuel combustion. The photochemistry cycle, formation mechanisms, and methods to reduce emissions of smog, fuel and thermal NOx, and particulates will be discussed.