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Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT245 - Green chemistry
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-10 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   17 Mar 2016 am M,  17 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
TIKEL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (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 course explains the principles of green chemistry and end-of-pipe methods, with a basis in the molecular and materials chemistry, and discusses alternative solutions to support a sustainable development. The level of understanding should be such that the students in their profession as engineers critically can participate in discussions regarding selection of methods for increased sustainability within industrial production of chemicals and fuels, and to avoid environmental stress 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 industrial production of:
    • Petroleum and petrochemicals
    • Surfactants
    • Organic and inorganic chemicals
    • Hygiene products and pharmaceuticals
  • Propose green solutions for chemical energy storage and conversion with knowledge about:
    • Energy carriers and alternative fuels including electrofuels and hydrogen
    • Future fuel synthesis routes
  • Describe techniques for carbon dioxide caption, storage and conversion
  • Propose end-of-pipe solutions for pollution prevention in:
    • Industrial chemical and fuel production
    • Automotive industry
    • Shipping industry

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. Green solutions will be discussed within the fields of Chemical production: choice of feedstock, solvents, catalysts, synthesis routes including microwave and ultrasonic assisted synthesis; Chemical energy storage and conversion: energy carriers, fuel synthesis routes; alternative fuels including electrofuels and hydrogen; Carbon dioxide treatment: caption, storage and conversion; Emission control: chemical, automotive and shipping industry, adsorption, ion-exchange and catalytic methods.

Organisation

The course contains 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

Green chemistry - An introductory text (2nd edition, RSC Publishing) by Mike Lancaster. 
Complementary materials such as lecture notes and texts will be distributed via Ping Pong.

Examination

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


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