Clean Coal Technology Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Clean Coal Technology is a course that describes a new generation of energy processes that sharply reduce air emissions and other pollutants from coal-burning power plants.


After completing Clean Coal Technology, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Combustion fundamentals
  • Conventional clean coal technologies
  • Advanced clean coal technologies
  • Advantages and disadvantages for each technology
  • Environmental impact for each technology
  • Cost economics for each technology
  • Outlook for the future


No prerequisites are required.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Module 1
An overview of combustion fundamentals

  • Reaction kinetics
  • Combustion chemistry
  • Flames
  • Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverized fuel combustors, and fluidized bed combustors

Module 2

  • Coal washing
  • Wet scrubbers
  • Low NOx (nitrogen oxide) burners
  • Electrostatic precipitators

Module 3
Oxy-fuel combustion

Module 4
Flue-gas separation

Module 5
Carbon dioxide capture technologies

Module 6
Carbon dioxide sequestration

Module 7
Environmental impact of advanced clean coal technologies



 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.