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Chemical and Environmental Engineering

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Central topics in reaction kinetiocs and process analysis are presented. Unit processes important for chemical process and environmental engineers are analysed based on mass and energy balances.

Learning outcome

The student will understand the physical and chemical processes that describe the function of selected unit operations, and be able to apply this knowledge to calculate dimensions of technical equipment, and estimate time requirements. Schooling in the engineer's way of thinking will make the student able to identify unit operations, and acquire further knowledge of process technology based on the basic knowledge from this course.


A selection of unit operations often used for industrial applications within chemical and environmental engineering will be treated. The physical and chemical basis of these processes will be studied. Methods for calculating size of equipment from process requirements will also be treated. Some keywords are reaction kinetics, reactors, sedimentation, mass transfer processes, heat transfer processes, heat exchangers, diffusion, absorption/adsorption, ion exchange, membranes, filtration, mass balances and calculation of mass streams.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, ING140 Introductory course for engineers - Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, KJE150 General Chemistry


Weight Duration Marks Aid

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Sachin Maruti Chavan
Course coordinator
Roald Kommedal
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

4 hrs of lectures, 2 hrs of excercises and calculations

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Chemical engineering (TE0099_1) 6
Chemical engineering (BIK130_1) 6
Chemical engineering (TE0099_A) 6

Open to

Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Master studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


C.J. Geankoplis: Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 4th Ed., Prentice-Hall, 2003
Levenspiel O: Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd ed., Wiley & Sons, 1999 ISBN: 978-0-471-25424-9

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 27.05.2020