Course Syllabus for

Applied Transport Phenomena
Tillämpade transportprocesser

KETN10F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson
Date of establishment: 2014-03-10

General Information

Division: Chemical Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: KETN10
Teaching language: English


The design and optimization of critical steps in chemical processes, such as reactors and separators, requires a profound understanding of the behavior and limitations of process steps . The aim of the course is to deepen the student's competence in the field of transport phenomena and their applications in chemical engineering, biotechnology and ecological systems. This is in order to make the student become a competent professional person with the ability to analyze and design advanced process systems. Particular emphasis is placed on analysis of the transport of momentum, heat and mass in systems with multiple phases, such as catalytic reactors and protein chromatography, and the analysis of flow systems and fluid dynamics impact on the transport of mass and heat, such as biotechnology reactors and mixing.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Know how to access and evaluate how advanced theory on transport phenomena can be applied on engineering systems and its usefulness in some case studies.

Course Contents

The course covers momentum, heat and mass transfer in advanced applications collected from chemical engineering, biotechnology and ecological systems. The following areas are covered: • Mass transport in ideal and non-ideal flow and mixing. Especially, mixture effects in mixing tanks and reactors are studied. • Mass and heat transport at flerfastillämpningar. Special attention is given to gas/solid - and liquid/solid phases with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption and chromatography. • Mass and momentum transport in microscale is studied with computational software. Especially studied are fluid dynamics effects on chemical and biotechnology mixing systems and reactors. The presented theory is illustrated and visualized both computationally via computer exercises and in practice via simple laboratory work. An important element of skill training and attitude are some smaller projects on the course key concepts. These are also part of the examination.

Course Literature

Wilkes: Fluid Dynamics for Chemical Engineers.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Fundamental Courses in transport phenomena, reaction engineering and separation processes or corresponding

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