Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: K4p, W4p. Course coordinator: Prof. Stig Stenström,, Chemical Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: KET030 Heat Engineering or KTE170 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 8. Assessment: Assessment by written examination at the end of the course and by written and oral presentations of a number of calculation problems. Parts: 2. Home page:

The aim with the course is to present a number of engineering tools that will enable for the student to evaluate the use of fossil and renewable energy sources for electricity production, energy use and transportation by considering the energy efficiency, the environmental impact and the costs for the methods.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is built around a number of themes each consisting of different parts such as lectures, exercises, discussions in groups and compulsory calculation tasks. Seminars with external people from the process industry and energy companies.

Raw materials for energy supply and the Swedish energy system. Different methods for electricity production (hydropower, nuclear power, back-pressure power, gasturbines, gasification, wind power etc) and their environmental impact and costs. Different alternatives for flue gas cleaning at municipal and industrial combustion plants. Methods for energy optimization in the process industry as well as environmental challenges. Aspects on the use of renewable energy sources within the transportation sector and catalytic processes for exhaust gas control.

Det svenska energisystemet, STEM 2005.
Wimmerstedt, R: Energibeskattning och utsläppsrättigheter. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2004.
Stenström, S: Alternativ för elproduktion. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2004.
Karlsson, H: Absorption med kemisk reaktion. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2004.
Wimmerstedt, R: Industriell energianvändning. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2002.
Stenström, S: Processindustrins miljöproblematik. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2004.
Börjesson, P: En introduktion till LCA. Miljö och energisystem 2004.
Odenbrand, I: Katalytisk avgasrening. Inst. för Kemiteknik 2004.


Code: 0105. Name: Compulsory Calculation Tasks.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of of calculation problems. Contents: Calculation tasks within the content of the course.

Code: 0205. Name: Examination.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The complete course.