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Fuel Science (F SC)

F SC 431 The Chemistry of Fuels (3) Nature and properties of fossil and other fuels, including aerospace, in relation to use; preparation of fuels; by-products; fuel analysis.

F SC 431 The Chemistry of Fuels (3)

The course deals with the formation, composition and properties of the principal naturally occurring fossil hydrocarbons (coal, petroleum, natural gas), and their refining, upgrading, and conversion chemistry. The objectives of this course are to equip students with a fundamental knowledge of the chemistry for the fossil hydrocarbon resources and their energy use for transportation and stationary fuels as well as their use as chemical feedstocks. It also helps to prepare students for the challenges, opportunities, and changes in the world of energy and resource-related enterprises. The primary emphasis is on petroleum, natural gas, coal, and liquid transportation fuels. This is a required course for the Energy Engineering Major.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CHEM 210;EGEE 302 or equivalent

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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