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Syllabus for

Academic year
KKM067 - Ecodesign
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   04 Jun 2015 pm M,  18 Apr 2015 am V,  27 Aug 2015 am V

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Biträdande professor  Gregory Peters


Replaces

KKM011   Environmental performance of chemical products

Theme:

Environment 7,5 hec


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basics in chemical environmental science and in environmental systems analysis (corresponding approximately to the level achieved in a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology). If some required knowledge is missing, students may make up for this through individual studies.

Aim

The course gives the opportunity to practice environmental systems analysis (especially life cycle assessment and environmental risk assessment) in projects connected to industrial activities. Applied, environmentally focused technology design and development is practiced in problem-based team work in project form. Topics are chosen from real problems occurring in chemical industry and research.

The objective of the course is the deeper understanding of environmental systems aspects of chemical products and processes and tools to evaluate environmental performance of chemical products and processes. The student s knowledge of chemicals and of chemical process engineering is connected with knowledge of the behavior of chemicals in the environment and in ecosystems to gain an understanding of the desired development in designing chemical products and processes.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Plan and perform an environmental systems analysis project with relevance for chemical industry or research, in particular using the  life cycle assessment method
  • Utilize computer software within the area
  • Discern difficulties involved in interpreting results from environmental systems studies
  • Apply appropriate ways for reporting and presenting results from an environmental systems analysis study

Content

The student's ability for environmental systems thinking regarding chemical products and processes is developed further. The basic understanding of an environmental systems perspective and of sustainability assessment is expanded through examples in lectures and exercises. Skills in life cycle assessment and environmental risk assessment of chemicals are developed in hands-on micro projects and further enhanced in a problem based learning oriented main project. Hands-on experience of commercial software is part of the project work.

Organisation

A short series of lectures covering key issues to be addressed in the project work. Key micro projects giving hands-on experiences of specific tools. A main project integrates and applies the skills from the other parts of the course and from earlier gained understanding of chemical engineering.

Literature

Dedicated material; varies from year to year depending on the specific tools and examples that are covered.

Examination

Written and oral presentations of the projects. Written final exam for grade 4 or 5.


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