The Future of Coal

Chris Foreman, Karina Halim, Rajeswari Sundararajan
2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
He teaches and performs research in renewable energy systems, smart power grids, industrial control systems, and cybersecurity. He has over 15 years of power industry experience with companies such as Westinghouse Process Control Division (now Emerson Process Management), Cinergy (now Duke Energy), and Alcoa Inc. Karina Clarissa Halim, Purdue University Karina Halim is a senior undergraduate student majoring in chemical engineering at Purdue University. She is set to graduate on December 2014
more » ... th a minor in management. She likes to learn about energy and environment, in terms of future challenges. She has done some energy and environment related research during her college life with faculties in technology department. The most recent research is on coal and nuclear energy with Professor Raji Sundararajan of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology department. Abstract Coal remains a primary energy source for the production of electricity. It is well established in most industrialized nations and rapidly growing in developing nations. World reserves for coal are abundant, with hundreds of years remaining. However, many problems exist in the areas of environmental, safety, and a retiring or insufficient workforce. These problems, coupled with the lack of renewable energy sources to meet baseload demand for power, will result in the ongoing need for new graduates. Universities have been slow to educate students in coal power generation. A solution to this is presented in this paper in the form of a lesson plan with introductory information of the coal power generation process, equipment utilized, and some of the policies and concerns surrounding coal use. This paper can serve to start a dialog in energy courses and provide future directions for students interested in pursuing energy careers.
doi:10.18260/1-2--23152 fatcat:t6cp34hxj5gq7a45jnq6vufklu