M E 433 Lectures, Spring 2018

Prepared by Professor J. M. Cimbala, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
Latest revision, 17 April 2018

Week 1 Dates
01/08-01/12
Lecture topics
Introduction, fundamentals
Suggested Reading
Chapter 1
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 01
Lecture 02
Lecture 03
After Class
Lecture 01
Lecture 02
Lecture 03
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos

YouTube video, solar and wind not so great
Alternative viewpoint of solar and wind from National Geographic
Record crops due to CO2 rise
The Air is Getting Cleaner
Updated plot of air getting cleaner
Example EPA regulations (heavy-duty diesel engines)
France to pave roads with solar panels
Do electric cars really help the environment? "
Homework assignment
No homework this week
REVIEW the information below:

Homework information and format
Sample homework problem format
Week 2 Dates
01/15-01/19
Lecture topics
Introduction (continued)
Suggested Reading
Chapter 1 (continued)
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
No class on Monday - MLK Day
Before Class
Lecture 04
Lecture 05
After Class
Lecture 04
Lecture 05
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Slides - Intro and Acid Rain
Ocean Energy Production
Hydropower outlook for 2016
You can't stop renewables article
NYT article: Source of China's air pollution problem
Homework assignment
HW Set 1 - Due Friday 01/19
Week 3 Dates
01/22-01/26
Lecture topics
Sources, emissions, and classification of air pollutants; Emission factors and APCS
Suggested Reading
Chapter 2
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 06
Lecture 07
Lecture 08
After Class
Lecture 06
Lecture 07
Lecture 08
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Complex.com article: Point of no Return; Panic!
NYT article: Q and A about climate change
PSU's Michael Mann court issues
2017 Report- Global CO2 emissions >
Trump and global warming
AIG - Example Christian viewpoint of global warming
Article: CO2 NOT causing climate change
Supreme Court article - can government regulate CO2? (pdf)
US News: More politics over climate change.
NYT - Europe and climate change
NYT - UN, climate change technology
NYT - US and climate change woes
NY Times: Uncertainty in climate change models
NYT article - Climate change predictions
McConnell challenges Obama - War on Coal

Using concrete to sequester CO2
Sucking CO2 from the air!
Bloomberg_fuel_cell_carbon_capture.pdf
PSU research - CO2 can escape from underground rocks
Biofuels and Climate Change Article
PSU carbon dioxide conversion research

Emission Factor Tables from Heinsohn and Cimbala book
Cool_methane_sensing_camera.pdf
Methane_reduction_from_cattle.pdf
Homework assignment
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Week 4 Dates
01/29-02/02
Lecture topics
Emission factors (continued): tank filling; Coriolis force, global wind patterns
Suggested Reading
Chapter 3
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 09
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
After Class
Lecture 09
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Vapor recovery system at a gas station
Coriolis effect video, http://youtu.be/mcPs_OdQOYU
Another Coriolis video, http://youtu.be/aeY9tY9vKgs
Michael Mann polar vortex & global warming
Cool current global map of wind (thanks to Rocky Selenski)
Homework assignment
HW Set 2 - Due Friday 02/02
Week 5 Dates
02/05-02/09
Lecture topics
Coriolis force, global wind patterns, atmospheric stability
Suggested Reading
Chapter 3 (continued)
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Lecture 14
After Class
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Lecture 14
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Slides - Meteorology and Lapse Rate
Temperature inversion photo
Old PSU stack during inversion A
Old PSU stack during inversion B
Homework assignment
HW Set 3 - Due Friday 02/09
Week 6 Dates
02/12-02/16
Lecture topics
Plume dispersion, Gaussian plume model
Suggested Reading
Chapter 4
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Lecture 17
After Class
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Lecture 17
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Tables_for_Gaussian_Plume_Model.pdf
Old PSU smokestack plume
Electric_car_benefits_USAToday.pdf
Homework assignment
HW Set 4 - Due Friday 02/16
Tables 2.4 and 2.5 from P&P
Week 7 Dates
02/19-02/23
Lecture topics
Gaussian puff diffusion, steam vs. particle plumes,
introduction to particulate air pollution
Suggested Reading
Chapter 5
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 18
Lecture 19
Lecture 20
After Class
Lecture 18
Lecture 19
Lecture 20
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Fumigating plume photo
Slides_Steam_vs_Particle.pdf
photo: PSU coal vs. natural gas = smoke vs. steam
Slides_Particles.pdf
NYT_Cutting_Through_India.pdf
Homework assignment
HW Set 5 - Due Friday 02/23
Week 8 Dates
02/26-03/02
Lecture topics
Particle number concentration, aerosols, definitions
Suggested Reading
Chapter 6
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 21
Lecture 22
After Class
Lecture 21
Lecture 22
No class Friday, March 4 (early Spring Break!)
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
NYT article comparing India and China air pollution
Air_pollution_from _Indian_kilns.pdf
NYT_air_pollution_and_children_health.pdf
(Old) PSU_smoke_stack_very_vivid_A.jpg
Homework assignment
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Spring Break Week Dates
03/05-03/09
Lecture topics
NO LECTURES
Suggested Reading
NO READING
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
NO LECTURES
Excel and Matlab files
NO FILES
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
NO EXTRAS
Homework assignment
NO HOMEWORK
Week 9 Dates
03/12-03/16
Lecture topics
Particle motion, equations, drag, settling speeds
Suggested Reading
Chapters 7 and 8
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 23
Lecture 24
Lecture 25
After Class
Lecture 23
Lecture 24
Lecture 25
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
NY Times - pollution in Paris
NY Times - wind turbines in the sky
Time - Worst place to breathe in America
NY Times - Emissions leveling off
The Hill - EPA ozone level revisions
Iteration technique for settling speed
Homework assignment
HW Set 6 - Due Friday 03/16
Week 10 Dates
03/19-03/23
Lecture topics
Gravimetric settling, inertial separation, curved ducts
Suggested Reading
Chapter 7 & 8 (continued)
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 26
Lecture 27
Lecture 28
After Class
Lecture 26
Lecture 27
Lecture 28
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Examples of collapsed ducts
Hughes Environmental Dust Buildup in Ducts
NY Times: Air pollution deaths = 7 Million
LA Times: California's power storage problem
Iteration technique for inertial separation speed
Homework assignment
HW Set 7 - Due Friday 03/23
Problem 6 Article 1 (pdf)
Problem 6 Article 2 (pdf)
Week 11 Dates
03/26-03/30
Lecture topics
Cyclone separators, air cleaners in series and parallel
Suggested Reading
Chapter 9
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 29
Lecture 30
Lecture 31
After Class
Lecture 29
Lecture 30
Lecture 31
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Cyclone_Separators.pdf
Trump reverses clean power rules - Economic analysis
Trump reverses clean power rules - Rewriting Clean Power Plan
Trump Exposes Climate Deal (USAToday)
NY Times: Methane Emission Reductions
NY Times: Air Pollution Warning in Britain
Homework assignment
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Week 12 Dates
04/02-04/06
Lecture topics
Cascade impactors, optical particle counters, sampling with probes, raindrops as air cleaners
Suggested Reading
Chapter 10
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 32
Lecture 33
Lecture 34
After Class
Lecture 32
Lecture 33
Lecture 34
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos

The link below is a must see !!
Animations: cascade impactor, optical counter, etc.
Laser optical particle counter
Old PSU smoke stack
Fossil_fuel_power_with_no_air_pollution.pdf
Homework assignment
HW Set 8 - Due Friday 04/06
Week 13 Dates
04/09-04/13
Lecture topics
Spray towers, wet scrubbers, air filters, baghouses
Suggested Reading
Chapter 10
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 35
Lecture 36
Lecture 37
After Class
Lecture 35
Lecture 36
Lecture 37
Excel and Matlab files
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
Activated carbon filters
PSU Baghouse, April 2017
PSU Baghouse demolition, April 2017
Baghouse_slides_from_Gita_Talmage.pdf
Homework assignment
HW Set 9 - Due Friday 04/13
hw_09_Problem_06_post.xls
Week 14 Dates
04/16-04/20
Lecture topics
ESPs, intro to particle statistics
Suggested Reading
Chapter 11
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 38
Lecture 39
Lecture 40
After Class
Lecture 38
Lecture 39
Lecture 40
Excel and Matlab files
Sample Particle Statistics, Excel

Sample Particle Statistics, pdf
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
China's airpocalypse predictions (from Emily L.)
NYT article - Measuring Africa's air pollution
Biomass air pollution article, Inside Climate News (from Dylan R.)
NYT article - 44 years of Earth Day
Gainsville - 45 years of Earth Day
MIT smokestack scrubber for CO2
NREL says 80% renewables is possible
Homework assignment
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Week 15 Dates
04/23-04/27
Lecture topics
Particle statistics, cumulative distribution functions
Suggested Reading
Chapter 12
Lecture notes (tablet PC)
Before Class
Lecture 41
Lecture 42
After Class
Lecture 41
Lecture 42
Note: Friday's lecture will be canceled this week unless we need to make up a snow day.
Excel and Matlab files
Particle Statistics with cleaner, Excel
Extra Stuff: Papers, Articles, and Videos
NYT article - More limits on air pollution from coal
Biofiltration tanks
John Cimbala with pile of chicken manure
Penn State switch from coal to natural gas
Homework assignment
HW Set 10 - Due Wednesday 04/25. No late HW 10 accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday
hw_10_Problem_03_post.xls
Optional HW 11 - Due at start of final exam