The technical presentation is built around the August 9th 2008 ABC News/Planet Green/Stanford Poll on Environment/Energy in which the majority of the people polled expressed support for the following ideas:
Increase fuel efficiency standards (*implies improving energy conversion efficiency) Allowing drilling offshore and in wilderness areas; restricting oil trade speculation; and raising taxes on oil profits (*implies increasing fuel production from alternate sources including coal so as to have a comfortable margin between demand and supply for market stability) People and businesses are responsible for causing the global warming, which is happen-ing now and threatens today’s children. The melting of the polar ice, and perhaps the Southeast Asian storms, are associated with global warming. People are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint and would like to have in place a cost-effective cap-and- trade policy for greenhouse gases, GHG (*implies fuel production and consumption need to find cost-effective solutions within a carbon-constrained environment) Government should put in more effort into reducing GHG (*implies working collabora-tively with the national labs and funding agencies).
An overview will be given on the current status and projections for energy consumption; CO2, SOx/NOx emissions; and plausible solutions will be offered for the items marked * in several areas including: (a) Super and ultra-supercritical PC boilers
(b) Biomass/coal Gasification © Coal-fired gas turbine rich-zone combustion zone conversion to compact gasifier (d) Spark ignition (SI), compression ignition (CI), and hybrid SI/CI for highly supercharged (hyperbar) engines (e) Fuel-flexible volume combustion gas turbine combustors
As Chief Combustion Technologist starting December 2007, Dr. Mongia is responsible for bridging the gap between combustion science and technology and addressing the most challenging combustion technology issues. Dr. Mongia is credited with more than 25 combustion patents and 200 (including >50 peer-reviewed) publications.
Armstrong 2326, Purdue University, West Lafayette