Chemical Processes for the Production of Low Carbon Footprint Fuels

Course Information
TitleΔιεργασίες Παραγωγής Συμβατικών και Εναλλακτικών Καυσίμων Χαμηλού Αποτυπώματος / Chemical Processes for the Production of Low Carbon Footprint Fuels
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000746

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Application of the basic principles of the physical and chemical processes in fuels production Knowledge on the design of multicomplex distillation towers Understanding of the application of specific types of reactors to complex fuel production processes Understanding of the effect of physicochemical properties on the final application and the environmental impact of their use Becoming familiar with spesific knowledge on the hot topic of environmental fuels and biofuels
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Modern trends in fuels-properties of environmental fuels • Petroleum based liquid fuels • Design of Fractionation Towers- Mass and energy balance calculations in flash zone- Side products calculations • Main processes for the production of liquid fuels- Process characteristics, reactor types, process variables, products for Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Reforming and Isomerization, Alkylation and Desulfurization • Alternative fuels-Characteristics • Biofuels • Biomass properties • 1st generation biofuels, biogas-bioethanol-biodiesel • Production processes, properties and uses • 2nd generation biofuels- bioethanol from lignocellulose, green diesel, bio-oil, DME, synthetic diesel • Production processes, properties and uses • Carbon footprint of alternative fuels
environmental fuels, alternative fuels, distillation tower, refinery processes, biofuels, carbon footprint
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
25% of the final score comes from the project report and the oral presentation 75% of the final score comes from the written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Διεργασίες Υγρών Καυσίμων, Σημειώσεις μαθήματος Αγγελική Λεμονίδου Σημειώσεις Βιοκαυσίμων, Αγγελική Λεμονίδου
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