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Christoph Müller: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2015

Name Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller
FieldEnergy Science and Engineering
Address
Dep. Maschinenbau und Verf.technik
ETH Zürich, LEE P 201
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 34 40
E-mailmuelchri@ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0236-00LSingle- and Two-Phase Particulate Flows4 credits2V + 1UC. Müller
AbstractIntroduction to the fundamentals of macroscopic single- and two-phase particulate flows. It should be noted that the lecture focuses on the derivation of analytical expression to explain various phenomena occurring in those systems.
ObjectiveThis course shall provide the students with a deep understanding of the underlying physics of two-phase particulate flows and phenomena occurring in such systems. An introduction to scale-up and reactive flows is included.
ContentFirst, different approaches to characterize granular systems are presented. This is followed by a detailed discussion of phenomena occurring in practical single- and two-phase particulate systems/reactors, e.g. rotating cylinders, vibrated beds or gas-fluidized beds. In addition the influence of fluid dynamics on chemical reactions occurring in gas-solid fluidized beds are discussed. Subsequently, basic approaches to model such systems are provided.

Conclusion - The course covers the following topics:
Characterization of particulate systems.
Forces acting on particulate systems.
Basics of single-phase particulate reactors, e.g. vibrated beds or rotating kilns.
Basics of two-phase particulate reactors, e.g. fixed and fluidized beds.
Reactive two-phase particulate systems.
General modeling approaches for single- and two-phase particulate systems/reactors.
Lecture notesLecture notes available
LiteratureLiterature is recommended for each chapter.
151-0928-00LCO2 Capture and Storage and the Industry of Carbon-Based Resources4 credits3GM. Mazzotti, L. Bretschger, R. Knutti, C. Müller
AbstractCarbon-based resources (coal, oil, gas): origin, production, processing, resource economics. Climate change: science, policies. CCS systems: CO2 capture in power/industrial plants, CO2 transport and storage. Besides technical details, economical, legal and societal aspects are considered (e.g. electricity markets, barriers to deployment).
ObjectiveThe goal of the lecture is to introduce carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) systems, the technical solutions developed so far and the current research questions. This is done in the context of the origin, production, processing and economics of carbon-based resources, and of climate change issues. After this course, students are familiar with important technical and non-technical issues related to use of carbon resources, climate change, and CCS as a transitional mitigation measure.

The class will be structured in 2 hours of lecture and one hour of exercises/discussion. At the end of the semester a group project is planned.
ContentBoth the Swiss and the European energy system face a number of significant challenges over the coming decades. The major concerns are the security and economy of energy supply and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuels will continue to satisfy the largest part of the energy demand in the medium term for Europe, and they could become part of the Swiss energy portfolio due to the planned phase out of nuclear power. Carbon capture and storage is considered an important option for the decarbonization of the power sector and it is the only way to reduce emissions in CO2 intensive industrial plants (e.g. cement- and steel production).
Building on the previously offered class "Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS)", we have added two specific topics: 1) the industry of carbon-based resources, i.e. what is upstream of the CCS value chain, and 2) the science of climate change, i.e. why and how CO2 emissions are a problem.
The course is devided into four parts:
I) The first part will be dedicated to the origin, production, and processing of conventional as well as of unconventional carbon-based resources.
II) The second part will comprise two lectures from experts in the field of climate change sciences and resource economics.
III) The third part will explain the technical details of CO2 capture (current and future options) as well as of CO2 storage and utilization options, taking again also economical, legal, and sociatel aspects into consideration.
IV) The fourth part will comprise two lectures from industry experts, one with focus on electricity markets, the other on the experiences made with CCS technologies in the industry.
Throughout the class, time will be allocated to work on a number of tasks related to the theory, individually, in groups, or in plenum. Moreover, the students will apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during the course in a case study covering all the topics.
Lecture notesPower Point slides and distributed handouts
LiteratureIPCC AR5 Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report, 2014. www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/

IPCC Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage, 2005. www.ipcc.ch/activity/srccs/index.htm

The Global Status of CCS: 2014. Published by the Global CCS Institute, Nov 2014.
http://www.globalccsinstitute.com/publications/global-status-ccs-2014
Prerequisites / NoticeExternal lecturers from the industry and other institutes will contribute with specialized lectures according to the schedule distributed at the beginning of the semester.
151-1053-00LThermo- and Fluid Dynamics Information 0 credits2KP. Jenny, R. S. Abhari, K. Boulouchos, P. Koumoutsakos, C. Müller, H. G. Park, D. Poulikakos, H.‑M. Prasser, T. Rösgen, A. Steinfeld
AbstractCurrent advanced research activities in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics are presented and discussed, mostly by external speakers.

The talks are public and open also for interested students.
ObjectiveKnowledge of advanced research in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics
ContentCurrent advanced research activities in the areas of thermo- and fluid dynamics are presented and discussed, mostly by external speakers.