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Processintegration and optimisation 7.5 credits

Processintegration och optimering
Second cycle, F7038T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Energy Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Energy Technology

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course, students should:

1. Knowledge and understanding

  • be able to plan modeling, simulation and analysis of energy intensive industrial processes
  • be able to use pinch analysis and optimization techniques for better integration of material and energy streams

2. Skills and abilities

  • be able to perform calculations about the heat integration of a set of process streams and the related heat exchanger networks
  • be able to create a simple model of an energy system
  • be able to implement simple optimization algorithms

3. Evaluation and attitude

  • be able to evaluate the opportunities of heat integration among thermal streams, the choices about the thermal utilities, the coupling with CHP systems
  • be able to choose among different optimization techniques depending on the type of problem


Theory and mathematical background for different process integration tools. Pinch analysis. Modelling of simple energy systems with Matlab and Simulink software. Modelling by mathematical optimization. Example of complex modelling of energy intensive industries. Project work.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching consists of lectures with theory review and problem solving. Computer exercises on modeling, simulation and optimization. Individual and group project work.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Oral and written project report with differentiated grades in the scale G U 3 4 5.

Andrea Toffolo

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kemp. Pinch Analysis and Process Integration, 2:nd. Ed. 2007, Elsevier. ISBN 10 0 75 0682604
Various material, such as lecture notes and program user guides, in the learning platform

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written and Oral PresentationG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryS13

Study guidance
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Syllabus established
by Dept. TVM Mats Näsström 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021