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Production of renewable and fossil products and fuels 7.5 Credits

Framställning av förnybara och fossila produkter samt bränslen
First cycle, T0005K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 11 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 07 Nov 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Chemical Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Chemical Engineering
Main field of study
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Basic courses in Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry and Water Chemistry

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After completed course the student shall:
-Understand and be able to describe the most common chemical processes for manufacturing of fossil and renewable chemicals and fuels in  chemical industry.
-Be able to explain why many of the processes need a catalyst and, on a basic level, be able to describe some common catalysts.
-Understand and be able to describe what the necessary process conditions are for effective production.
- Understand and be able to describe the most common processes for purification of gas streams in  chemical industry.
- Be able to identify and describe some environmentally harmful processes and how to minimize the effects on the environment

In this course the following topics are discussed:
-Introduction to Chemical Industry
-Heterogeneous catalysis
-How fossil fuels and products are produced
- How renewable fuels and products may be produced
-Purification of gas streams

The instruction consists of lectures and a laboratory project where the students are given opportunity to apply their chemistry knowledge. The project is presented both orally and in written form. The students will, in addition to obtain theoretical knowledge in chemical technology, develops their skills to work in groups and oral/written presentation abilities.

The examination comprises of a laboratory project and a written individual exam with grades according to U (Failed), 3, 4 and 5. 

To pass the laboratory project, the oral presentation and the written presentation have to be approved. The grades are failed or passed.
Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Liang Yu

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
J. Moulijn, Chemical Process Technology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Extra material handed out.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam5.5TG G U 3 4 5
0002Project work2.0TG U G#