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KKM066 - Global chemical sustainability
 
Owner: KMAST
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination, part A 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c   20 Oct 2005 pm V,  20 Apr 2006 pm V,  22 Aug 2006 pm V
0299 Examination, part B 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c   10 Dec 2005 pm V   22 Apr 2006 pm V,  01 Sep 2006 pm V

In programs

TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
KMAST MSc PROGR. IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (compulsory)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Biträdande professor  Magdalena Svanström


The course contains theme environment


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Many aspects of Sustainable Development are closely connected to chemical issues. A chemical understanding is needed to comprehend many environmental problems, at the same time as chemical technology and chemical products are important for quality of life (e.g. pharmaceuticals, paper, cleaning agents, fuels etc). This course focuses on the intersection of Chemistry and Sustainable Development. Ecological Suststain-ability is the main aspects of sustainability considered in this course, but the economical and social aspects of sustainability are also discussed.
The aim of the first part of the course is to give knowledge of international chemical environmental issues. The second part of the course aims at an understanding of the major changes required in chemical technology for achieving ecological sustainability.

Content

A: International environmental issues
Global environmental threats: Global warming and depletion of the ozone layer, marine pollution, acidification and forest decline, problems related to the supply of water and food, polluted urban environments.
International environmental agreements: Politics and legislation, The United Nations Environment Programme, Non-Governmental Organisations

B: Environmentally sustainable chemical industry
A survey of the chemical process industry in the world and important environmental issues for different branches. The sustainability concept. Models for sustainable development. Implications of the use of renewable resources. Implications of ecocycles. Sustainable chemical products and processes. Sustainable materials. Sustainable fuels. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable re-use and recycling. The future of chemical process industry in a sustainability perspective.

Organisation

Basic elements of the course are lectures, exercises and oral presentations with active student participation. In part B, sustainability requirements for different branches of chemical process industry are studied in projects by groups of students.

Literature

Textbook and dedicated texts on specific key issues covered by the course.

Examination

Separate examination for parts A and B. The final grade is achieved when the two written examinations and the project presentation are completed and approved.


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