MechSE assistant teaching professor Jiajun He has been named a 2021-22 Levenick iSEE Teaching Sustainability Fellow.
He is one of 12 faculty and instructors from across campus awarded by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE). They each will incorporate sustainability into an existing class or create an entirely new course built around sustainability elements.
He has gone the latter route, proposing a new 400-level course titled “Carbon Capture and Storage.”
“Carbon Capture and Storage is a bridging technology that allows for prompt and efficient reduction of CO2 emissions as we transition from fossil fuels to renewables,” He said. “A new course on this topic will enhance the current course portfolio of sustainability education at U of I.”
Brief course description
Carbon capture and storage is an important technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating global warming, which involves the separation of carbon dioxide from different sources, transportation it to the storage sites, and injection into underground reservoirs. The proposed course will cover fundamentals for CO2 separation from syngas and post-combustion flue gas, the state-of-the-art CO2 capture technologies including absorption, adsorption and membranes, CO2 compression and transportation, and CO2 sequestration in deep underground geological formations. The course will have regular lecture sessions, combined with reading and discussion sessions as well as the writing of a 5-7 page research paper.