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KBT245 - Green chemistry
Grön kemi
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMCN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 30111
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Minimum participants: 8

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Written and oral assignments 2,5c Grading: UG   2,5c    
0214 Examination 5,0c Grading: TH   5,0c   27 Oct 2020 am J   04 Jan 2021 pm J,  18 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

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

Examiner:

Per-Anders Carlsson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in inorganic and organic chemistry is required. Basic knowledge in catalysis is beneficial.

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 chemistry solutions to support a sustainable development. The level of understanding should be such that the students in their professional career critically can participate in discussions regarding selection of chemical methods (i.e., reactions) 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 chemical conversion routes for carbon dioxide
  • Propose end-of-pipe solutions for pollution prevention in:
    • Industrial chemical and fuel production
    • Automotive industry
    • Shipping industry

Content

Green chemistry approaches 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: chemical energy carriers, synthesis routes for alternative fuels including electrofuels and hydrogen; Carbon dioxide utilization: conversion routes to chemicals and fuels; Emission control: chemical, automotive and shipping industry, adsorption, ion-exchange and catalytic methods.

Organisation

The course contains a series of lectures corresponding to 5.0 hp based on a textbook and some additional material handed out during the course, and five case studies equal to 2.5 hp. The case studies should be reported in written at latest one week before the written exam. Time for consultancy of case studies is scheduled.

Literature

Green Chemistry - An introductory text (3nd edition, RSC Publishing) by Mike Lancaster.
Complementary materials such as lecture notes and texts will be distributed via the learning platform Canvas.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam (grades TH) and approved case studies (grades UG).


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.