Course Syllabus for


KET125F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Margareta Sandahl
Date of establishment: 2020-05-13

General Information

Division: Chemical Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course gives a detailed view of the adsorption phenomenon of gases and liquids on solid materials.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to reproduce the theory and methods for adsorption in the studied literature and partake in a discussion with peers on the application of the course literature in the student's research.

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have a good knowledge of the adsorption phenomenon and be able to solve real-life problems in adsorption based on the literature of the course.

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must independently be able to assess which factors that affect adsorbent investigations in the student's research and how these can be scaled to be used on an industrial scale.

Course Contents

The course will cover adsorption equilibria, kinetics and measurement techniques as well as the industrial implementation of the phenomenon.

Course Literature

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars

Examination Details

Examination format: Seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in catalysis and/or adsorption.
Selection criteria: The course will be given when enough students have expressed interest, a minimum of 3 students is required.

Further Information

When 3 students have expressed interest in taking the course, it will be given within 3-6 months. The ambition is to give the course at least biannually.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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