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1.818J/2.65J/3.564J/10.391J/11.371J/22.811J/ESD166J SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Spring 2005 PROBLEM SET #4 Due: Thursday 10 March 2005 Energy Conversion and Systems Analysis 1) Chemical Kinetics -- Problem 3.2 in textbook 2) Transportation needs and options (a) As a first approximation, let’s imagine that everyone in the world drove autos at the current US rate. What would be the effect on petroleum demand? (you can assume that current oil consumption in the world is about 80 million bbls per day). (b) Let’s suppose that we want to transition to a hydrogen economy where all our transportation fuels are converted to hydrogen. At today’s US consumption rates would there be enough natural gas available to produce the hydrogen we need? If so, what might this do to the price of natural gas and hydrogen? Show how you arrived at your answer with appropriate calculations. Keep in mind that current world production of methane is about 90 trillion or 10 12 SCF per year. 3)
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 10.302 taught by Professor Clarkcolton during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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