Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. BLT015 overlap following cours/es: BLT010, BLT010, BLT010, BLT010 och BLT010. Compulsory for: B3. Course coordinator: Christian Trägårdh,, Livsmedelsteknik. Prerequisites: KKK070 Biotechnology,. Recommended prerequisits: KAT090 Chemical Engineering, Transport Phenomena, FMA410 Mathematics, Analysis in one dimension, FMA430 Mathematics, Analysis in many dimensions. Assessment: The course is examined in group as well as individually on a graded scale, and is based on the project work, written examination, opposition and home assignment. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

This course is run mainly as a project laboratory work and in the form of a project (a process engineering assignment) that will be carried out by a project group. It will train the ability to run a project and work in a group. The project work includes search and the reading of literature, forwarding hypotheses for the phenomena taking place and that need to be solved, planning of required experiments, experimental work on the unit operation equipment in pilot scale, evaluating the experimental data and reporting. Within the project also includes a qualified theoretical/computational simulations part for the studied unit operation. Data for its assessment will be taken from the own experiments or from literature.

The course will mainly be in the form of a project performed by a self-steering project group. Each group will have an advisor.

Peer assessment is an integrated part of the project work.

An home assignment in the form of a computational taske related to the performance of a unit operation is also included.

Mathematical tools: In the project as well as home assignment process computations need to be done, and based in integral or differential mass and energy balances, in Matlab and COMSOL Multiphysics.

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