Technologies For Clean And Renewable Energy Production

By Dr. Prasenjit Mondal   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 2185
The course deals with the production of energy from different fossil fuels through cleanerroutes as well as from renewable resources. It is intended to help the young scientific professionals to keep their knowledge upgraded with the current thoughts and newer technology options along with their advances in the field of the utilization of different types of energy resources for cleaner energy production.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any interested Students

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1: Introduction, characterization of coal and conventional routes for energy production from coal
Week 2: Cleaner routes for energy production form coal
Week 3: Characterization of crude oil and conventional routes for crude oil utilization
Week 4: Cleaner routes for energy production form petroleum crude   
Week 5: Cleaner energy production from gaseous fuels
Week 6: Solar and wind energy production
Week 7: Production of hydro and geothermal energy
Week 8: Energy production from biomass and wastes and energy conservation

Books and references

1.Miller Bruce G., Coal Energy Systems, Elsevier Academic Press, Paris 2005
2..Twidel, J. and Tony W., Renewable Energy Resources, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis 2006
3.Kreith F., Goswami D.Y., Energy Management and Conservation, CRC Press 2008
4.Sukhatme S., J Nayak J., Solar Energy: Principles of thermal Collection and Storage, 3 rd Ed., Tata McGrow-Hill Pulishing Company Ltd. 2008
5.Mondal P and Dalai A., Sustainable utilization of natural resources, CRC Press 2017

Instructor bio

Dr. Prasenjit Mondal, is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He joined the institute in 2009 as Assistant Professor. He has also worked as Process Engineer in industry for two years and as scientist in Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, India for three years before joining IIT Roorkee. His area of research is Energy and Environmental Engineering (Water /wastewater treatment through adsorption, electrocoagulation and biological processes including phytoremediation, microbial fuel cells, oil from algae, energy from coal, biomass and wastes, life cycle assessment). He has handled number of R&D projects sponsored by Industry, Govt. of India and International Agencies. He has published two books and more than 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the recipient of NTSE scholarship, MHRD fellowship, Govt. of India and S.J. Jindal Trust’s scholarship, 3 year membership award of American Chemical Society. He has been appointed as Visiting Professor in Saskatchewan University, Canada in 2018. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the treasurer of Biological Engineering Society, India.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best  6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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