Course syllabus

Resurseffektiv processdesign
Resource Efficient Process Design

KETN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-09

General Information

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


A thorough understanding of how different process steps such as reactors and separation systems interact with each other are required in chemical and biotechnological processes. This is particularly important for processes that have not only one product from a homogeneous material, such is the case in for example biorefineries. The purpose of this course is to deepen the students' skills and understanding of how different processing steps are designed and how they can be linked to optimize energy and material utilization in the production process. Particular emphasis will be placed on an improved understanding of flowsheeting, which is an important tool to optimize energy and material utilization, and the design of separation sequences, reactor network and heat exchanger networks. The aim is for the student to become a competent professional with the ability to have a process understanding and ability to understand different process interrelationships.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course covers the area of process design and synthesis, flowsheeting, design of separation chains, heat exchanger network and reactor network in terms of energy and material utilization. It also includes design of heat exchangers, pumps, separation columns and estimates of operating costs for the processes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written and oral reports on the course sub-project and oral examination.

Code: 0114. Name: Examination.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral exam based on completed project tasks.
Code: 0214. Name: Projects.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all project assignments is required Contents: Project assignments


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: KETN05 Industrial separation processes
The number of participants is limited to: 33
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ola Wallberg,
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