Advanced Biological Systems Engineering Topics
This class deals with Biomass Thermochemical Conversion Technologies.
Develop a thorough understanding of how the biomass chemical composition (content of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, proteins and triglycerides) influences the outcome of Thermochemical processes.
Use analytical techniques based on Thermochemical phenomena (Py-GC/MS, Thermo-gravimetric analyses, differential scanning calorimetry) to characterize bio-materials (cultural materials, environmental samples, examination of forensic evidentes).
Understand how to study and evaluate the following biomass Thermochemical reactions: (1) primary reactions in solid phase, (2) secondary intra-particle reactions, (3) secondary extra-particle reactions and (4) secondary homogenous reactions in vapor phase.
Learn how to collect, analyze and present data of primary and secondary Thermochemical reactions to obtain kinetic parameters needed to design Thermochemical reactors.
Gain practical skills to design fluidized beds Thermochemical reactors (pyrolysis, gasification and combustion reactors)
Class Schedule information can be found on our Department Web Site.
Dr. Manuel Garcia-Perez
Assistant Professor / Scientist
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
L. J. Smith 205, P.O. Box 64120
Pullman, Washington USA
TEL: 509 335-7758
FAX: 509 335-2722
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