Prerequisite(s): CH 1000 and IME 2010.
An introduction to the chemistry and production of ethanol and biofuels. An overview of the biochemistry for ethanol and several biofuels is presented. Ethanol and biodiesel production is emphasized. The design, equipment, operation, and process flows for ethanol and biodiesel plants are examined. Engineering, safety, maintenance, economic, and environmental issues are discussed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)