Course syllabus

Tillämpade transportprocesser
Applied Transport Phenomena

KETN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


In designing and optimizing important steps in chemical processes, such as reactors and separators, a thorough understanding of the behaviour and limitations of these steps are needed. The aim with this course is to deepen the students competency within the field of transport phenomena in chemical engineering, biotechnology and ecological systems.

A special focus is upon the analysis of transport of momentum, heat and mass in heterogenous systems, e.g. catalytical reactors and protein chromatography, and on the analysis of flow systems, mixing systems and the influence of flow fields on the transport of mass and heat, e.g. biotechnical reactors and mixing.

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 deals with transport of momentum, heat and mass in advanced applications in chemical engineering, biotechnology and ecological systems.

The following areas are treated:

The presented theory is visualsed both through calculation in computer exercises and practically through minor laboratory demonstrations.

The student projects, focused on central concepts within the course are important in training student skills and for the student to acquire a professional approach to the subject.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Oral and written presentation of project assignments. Written examination

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: KETF01 Transport Phenomena, Basic Course, KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course and KETF25 Reaction Engineering or KETF40 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering and VVRF10 Fluid Mechanics
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Bernt Nilsson,
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