Course syllabus

Industriella separationsprocesser
Industrial Separation Processes

KETN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Elective for: B4-pt, K4-p, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim with the course is to present a number of tools that will enable for the student to design industrial separation processes for production of chemical, biological and technical products with regard to productivity, product quality and energy efficiency.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

obtain detailed knowledge about transport phenomena and phase equilibria, how this will influence the design of different separation processes and how these processes should be optimally integrated with other components in an industrial process.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course is built around a number of themes, each one containing lectures, exercises, discussions in groups, compulsory calculations and computer exercises. In the course a number of industrial exercises are included.

Advanced studies take place in the areas transport phenomena, the analogy between momentum heat and mass and in phase equilibria. This fundamental knowledge is used to the design separation processes such as absorption, distillation and evaporation. During industrial exercises the student acquires knowledge related to industrial problems and engineering practice, Modern calculation tools are used in calculation tasks. Special considerations are taken to environmental issues for the different separation processes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment by written examination at the end of the course and by written and oral presentations of a number of calculation and industrial problems.

Code: 0112. Name: Compulsory Calculation Tasks.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written and oral presentation of of calculation problems and industrial problems. Contents: Calculation problems within mass transfer coefficients and phase equilibria and industrial problems such as in the areas of evaporation and/or drying.
Code: 0212. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The complete course


Required prior knowledge: KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course or KTE170 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: 32
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.
The course overlaps following course/s: KAT051

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Stig Stenström,
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