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Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT245 - Green chemistry
 
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: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Written and oral assignments 2,5 c Grading: UG   2,5 c    
0214 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   19 Mar 2015 am V,  19 Aug 2015 pm V

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
TIKEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Per-Anders Carlsson
Bitr professor  Hanna Härelind
Professor  Magnus Skoglundh



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

To enroll the course basic knowledge in chemistry and engineering is required.

Aim

The purpose of the course is to explain the principles of green chemistry and end-of-pipe methods, with a basis in the molecular and materials chemistry and chemical engineering, and to discuss alternative solutions to support a sustainable development. The level of understanding should be such that the students in their profession as engineers should be able to critically participate in discussions regarding selection of methods for increased sustainability within chemical production and to avoid environmental effects caused by pollution and energy-related problems.

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

  • Account for the principles of green chemistry and end-of-pipe methods
  • Propose green solutions for chemical production in:
    • Petroleum and petrochemical industry
    • Surfactant and paint industry
    • Inorganic chemical industry
  • Propose green solutions for fuel production with knowledge in:
    • Alternative fuels generally
    • Second and third generation transport fuels
    • Future fuel synthesis
  • Discuss green chemistry solutions to chemical energy storage and conversion through knowledge about:
    • Energy carriers
    • Energy related materials
    • Photochemistry
    • Electrochemistry
  • Propose end-of-pipe solutions for pollution prevention in:
    • Industrial chemical and fuel production
    • Automotive industry
    • Shipping industry
  • Describe techniques for carbon dioxide caption, storage and conversion

Content

Sustainable development of industry and society will be discussed in terms of green chemistry and end-of-pipe solutions within industrial production of chemicals and fuels as well as for pollution and energy-related problems. The course explains the basic principles behind green chemistry and end-of-pipe methods and several areas will be covered, viz., Chemical production: choice of feedstock, solvents, catalysts, synthesis routes including microwave and ultrasonic assisted synthesis; Fuels: alternative fuels, electrofuels, hydrogen economy, future fuel synthesis routes; Energy storage and conversion: energy carriers, fuel cells, solar cells, photocatalysis, electrophotocatalysis; Emission control in chemical, automotive and shipping industry; adsorption, ion-exchange and catalytic methods; Carbon dioxide treatment; caption; storage; conversion.

Organisation

The course includes a lecture series and assignments (case studies) to be carried out individually or in student pairs. Each assignment is reported in written. Depending on the number of students each student/student pair will present one selected case orally.

Literature

Textbook to be announced. Complementary materials (lecture notes and texts) will be handed out during the course

Examination

Written exam (grades TH) and approved assignments (grades UG).


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