Theme (Fall 2019)

Your goal this semester is to design a prototype of an innovation that would re-use sulphur byproducts from the petroleum refining process. You should consider efficiency, economics, and the environment while developing your prototype.

“Environmental concerns — including cleaner fuel regulations — mean hydrocarbon products must contain less sulphur than ever before. Yet new oil and gas fields contain increasing amounts of sulphur. Finding ways to deal with growing stocks of the bright yellow chemical is vital to the success of many new major projects.”

Shell Qatar
A picture of a soybean processing plant, which is not relevant for our purposes, but I think it looks nice!