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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry (CHEM)
Energy and the Environment
Energy and the Environment
Fall 2016
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John Houston Miller
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Fundamentals of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact, and performance.
1. Apply semi-quantitative logic to address fundamental questions regarding energy sources, production and use on a global scale. 2. Describe the chemical reactions involved in energy production and consumption, and account for difference among different types of energy sources. 3. Use thermodynamics and kinetics to describe energy production and consumption. 4. Understand the nature, scope and impact of environmental problems arising from our current energy systems. 5. Compare and evaluate the benefits and costs of emerging alternatives to current energy sources using arguments involving thermodynamics, kinetics and potential new technologies 6. Be aware of the current research challenges in the energy sector 7. Identify new research in chemistry and materials science that might be potentially transformative in facilitating new innovations in the energy sector.

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