This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Central topics in mass and energy transfer, and chemical and biological conversion processes are introduced and combined in process analysis based on mass and energy balances. Selected chemical and environmental unit operations are analysed, and applications within the fields are presented.

Learning outcome

Candidates will learn and understand the basic concepts and theories for mass- and energy transport, and chemical and biological conversion processes. 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. 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 (sedimentation, filtering, ad- and absorption, heat Exchange, ideal reactors, dewatering and drying) often used for industrial applications within chemical and environmental engineering will be treated. The physical and Chemical/biochemical 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, yields, 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

General chemistry and university-level introduction course in Fluid- and Thermodynamics: (KJE150 & FYS200, or equivalent)

Recommended previous knowledge

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


Written midtem exam and final exam
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written midtem exam4/102 hoursA - F
Final exam6/104 hoursA - F
Written mid-term exam (40%) and written final exam (60%)

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Sachin Maruti Chavan , Ljupcho Pejov
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

Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 04.08.2020