Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: W3. Course coordinator: Professor Per Warfvinge, och Docent Mattias Alveteg,, Inst för kemiteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FMA410, FMA420, FMA430, VVR120, KFK060. Assessment: Written exam, assignments, laboratory, study visits and active participation in seminars. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course aims at giving the student a deep and internalized understanding of how mass flow can be characterised, systemised and quantified as well as making them able to do mass balance calculations for numerous situations and systems. The course also aims at connecting knowledge and skills, acquired by the student in earlier courses in the engineering education, in such a way that it strengthens the student’s capacity to solve engineering problems. Group tasks and seminars aims at developing the students' communicative skills and ability to cooperate on a professional level. The study visits illustrate how the theoretical content of the course is used by civil engineers in their profession and thus aims at inspiring the student and to facilitate the student’s choice of specialisation.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Methods for using integral as well as differential mass balances in calculations of mass flow in technical as well as natural systems. The interplay between macroscopic transport and chemical reactions, mixing models and residence time distributions. Applications to transport in biofilms and ground water as well as transformation of substances in surface waters.

The fundamentals of molecular (i.e. diffusive) and convective transport. Models for phase equilibrium and principles for selection and design of a number of separation processes. Design of equipment for heat transfer and examples of how separation processes can be applied in an environmentally friendly fashion.

Alveteg, M and Warfvinge, P: Compendia - Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering. Department of Chemical Engineering, LTH 2006 revised edition.


Code: 0103. Name: Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering.
Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written exam, laboratory, assignments and seminars. Contents: Mass balances, chemical reactor engineering, fundamental mass transfer and separation processes.

Code: 0203. Name: Assignment.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Assignments, study visits and seminars. Contents: Application of fundamental theory on industrial processes and transport and transformation of substances in the environment.