Innovation and Energy Technology Topics - Tulane Engineering Forum 2016 (Video on Demand)

Course Number: EN-2042
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Tulane University Engineering Alumni Assoc
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In Innovation and Energy Technology Topics – Tulane Engineering Forum 2016, you'll learn ...

  • What is Carbon Capture & Storage and how the process works
  • Ways in which captured CO2 can be stored or reused
  • The drivers for adoption of energy storage and the various options for energy storage
  • What the electrical grid of the future will look like


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Credit: 2 PDH

This course includes three (3) pre-recorded sessions of a presentation delivered April 15, 2016.

  • Session 1 – Amine Scrubbing for CO2 Capture
  • Session 2 – Heterogeneous Catalysis – Enabling Technology for Continued Use of Hydrocarbon Fluids
  • Session 3 – A Global View of Energy Storage

Most scientists agree that CO2 emissions from power plants are contributing significantly to global warming. One technology for dealing with this problem is CO2 Capture and Storage using an amine scrubbing system. In the 1st session, you’ll learn how the Capture and Storage process works, as well as the most promising applications for this technology.

In Session 2 you’ll learn about the ways in which captured CO2 can be stored or reused. This includes exciting work that Dr. Jochan Lauterbach, University of South Carolina, is doing to grow catalysts that provide superior reactivity. The goal is to regenerate captured CO2 into hydrocarbons that can be reused in the energy cycle.

In Session 3 you’ll learn about energy storage systems in the electrical grid. The U.S. grid operates at a frequency of 60Hz. Electrical generation resources must match the loads consuming energy – always. There are rigorous controls in place to keep resources and loads balanced. However, adding renewables to the mix increases the challenges due to the intermittency of some renewable resources, such as solar and wind turbines. The use of batteries, flywheels and other energy storage devices provides a way to balance the system. In this session, you’ll learn the drivers for adoption of energy storage, the various options for energy storage, energy storage technological developments and challenges, and projections for future energy storage growth. You’ll also get a peek at what future energy grids will look like.

This is a video recording of a live seminar held on April 15, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Tulane Engineering Forum, and is offered exclusively by PDHengineer by special arrangement with engineering alumni of Tulane University and the Tulane School of Science and Engineering. This valuable information is presented by the following esteemed speakers:

  • Gary T. Rochelle, PhD, The Carol and Henry Groppe Professor in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jochen Lauterback, PhD, Professor and Smartstate Endowed Chair, University of South Carolina
  • Steve Willard, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Applications for amine scrubbing in the future
  • The pros and cons of amine scrubbing for NGCC
  • How amine scrubbing is following the same path as limestone slurry scrubbing
  • Why CO2 will be regulated
  • Environmental impacts associated with amine scrubbing
  • What are Heterogeneous Catalysts and what type of impact they have had on society over the last century
  • How (and why) the production of ammonia has contributed to the world population
  • Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions sources by fuel type
  • Using CO2 as a chemical feedstock
  • What is driving the adoption of energy storage
  • The various energy storage methods
  • Technological developments in energy storage
  • Energy storage policies related to renewable energy
  • Incorporation of smarter controls and monitoring systems in energy storage systems
  • Challenges to further adoption of energy storage technologies
  • Projections for future energy storage growth
  • What future energy grids will look like

Video on Demand

This course is a recorded version of a live lecture and will be streamed directly to your computer's media player. Our format is generally compatible with media players included with all computers and mobile devices. After watching the video presentation, you will return to your PDHengineer log in account to take the online quiz. While this is a recording of a live presentation, please note that this recording will not qualify as a "live" or "interactive" continuing education activity in those states where it is required.

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 12 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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