|10/1/2023 2:39:45 AM||
||New Course (First Version)
|Discipline and Nbr:
ZERO EMISSIONS TECHNOLOG||
Zero Emissions Technologies
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||1.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||26.25
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||4.50||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||78.75
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 52.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
History, development, and implementation strategies for ultra low or zero emissions technologies soon to be used in commercial applications, including hydrogen cells, vegetable oil bio-fuel motors, hybrid motors, duel fuel motors, and electric motors. Examines how these technologies will be utilized in cities, farms, power generation facilities, and freight environments. Lab activities involve experimentation with and fabrication of alternative fuel components.
Course Completion of DET 190 OR Course Completion of AUTO 190
Course Completion of WELD 170 ( or WELD 70 or WELD 70A) and Course Completion of MACH 51.1A ( or MACH 51A) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
History, development, and implementation strategies for ultra low or zero emissions technologies, including hydrogen cells and vegetable oil bio- fuel motors. Lab activities involve experimentation with and fabrication of alternative fuel components.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of DET 190 OR Course Completion of AUTO 190
Recommended:Course Completion of WELD 170 ( or WELD 70 or WELD 70A) and Course Completion of MACH 51.1A ( or MACH 51A) and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Summarize and discuss the progress and limitations of ultra low
emissions technology vs. zero emission technology.
2. Explain the diesel combustion process and why it produces a zero carbon
cycle when used with bio-fuels such as vegetable oil.
3. Compare and contrast the energy efficiency of internal combustion
engines and hydrogen cells.
4. Differentiate between hydrogen as a fuel for internal combustion motors
vs. hydrogen as an unlimited bank for "quick" electricity storage and
5. Evaluate hybrid vehicles and the solutions they offer in recycling
6. Measure and compare torque and horsepower gains and losses for
alternative fuel applications.
7. Apply various electrical generation options (solar, wind, and heat) to
8. Create and wire in alternative fuel components to OEM (original
equipment manufacture) application.
9. Locate and inventory state and federal regulations pertaining to
alternative fuel applications.
10. Implement the research and development process for a proposed project.
11. Fabricate alternative fuel system conversion components as the need
for innovation arises.
12 Quickly and efficiently locate and secure commercial grade hardware
and components in a cost-effective manner.
13. Identify government and private grant funding sources.
Topics and Scope
1. Current Ultra Low Emissions Technology
b. Cleaner motors
c. Cleaner fuels
d. Different forms of stored energy (hydro-carbons)
2. Current Zero Emissions Technology
a. Hydrogen cells
b. Electric motors
3. The Lost 100-Year-Old Ultra Low Emissions Technology
a. Diesel motors
b. Peanut oil
c. More efficient fuel burner
d. Bio-fuel resurgence
4. Hydrogen and Hydrogen Cell Technology
a. Hydrogen fuel abundance
b. Electricity from pure hydrogen
c. Electricity from hydrocarbons
d. Skipping the heat process
e. Battery technology and limitations
5. Recycling Vehicle Momentum through Regenerative Braking
a. Current hybrid vehicles and designs
b. Limitations of current regenerative brakes
c. Case study of original regenerative brakes used on locomotives
d. Trains from the turn of the century to present
6. Electrically Propelled Vehicles
a. The original electric trains, busses, trucks, and trolleys
b. Current designs
c. Incorporating solar cells
g. Parking lots/instant plug-in solar lots
h. Wind charging stations
a. Bio-fuel diesel motors
b. Wind and solar compensation for heavy-duty applications
c. Regenerative braking through electromagnetic drive-line brakes
8. Emissions Regulations
a. Air quality guidelines and how to locate them
b. Federal and state emissions standards
c. Waiver rules
9. Torque and Horsepower vs. Clean Air
a. Hooking up and manipulating heavy duty motors on dynometer
b. Measuring and charting horsepower gains and losses
c. Is using alternative fuels worth the power loss?
10. Research and Development (R & D)
a. The process
b. Internet research on similar ideas
c. City and county contacts
d. In-house machining, welding, and building
11. Commercial Grade Parts
a. Sources of used parts
b. Building from basic components
12. Non-Profit Status
a. Grant writing
c. Government and private grant sources
1. Assigned readings, 10-40 pages per week.
2. 1-2 group research reports on topics such as: existing technology,
grant sources, existing research and development projects, public
alternative fuel uses, case studies. 3-5 pages and oral presentation of
3. Implement the research and development process to produce alternative
fuel components and an alternative fuel add on.
4. Locate and interpret research performed by other groups in order that
research and development steps will not be repeated.
5. Design a control to ensure that research and development will be
performed efficiently and interpreted correctly.
6. Design and create an alternative fuels product including fabrication
and installation of alternative fuel components.
7. Test alternative fuel components and produce a bar graph illustrating
torque gains and losses.
8. Disassemble and reassemble zero emission components such as electric
9. Mid-term and final exam covering terms and concepts.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 40%
|Research reports; R & D process description.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
30 - 40%
|Alternative fuels product; component test & eval.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
|Dissasembly and reassembly.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
|Attendance and participation.||
Instructor prepared materials.
Designated web sites.