AL2140 Cleaner Production 7.5 credits

Cleaner Production

Cleaner Production is the continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes, products, and services to increase overall efficiency, and reduce risks to humans and the environment.

The overall aim of the course is to provide theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of strategies and technologies for a cleaner industrial production.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Strategies for a better environment: Cleaner production strategies (process changes, raw materials changes etc.), process external solutions, product changes and other. Advantages and disadvantages using different  strategies.

Air pollution control and gas cleaning technology. Process internal solutions and external solutions in order to minimize air pollutions (both gaseous compounds and particles). Two main applications will be discussed – emissions of VOC connected to handling of organic solvents and emissions of flue gases from energy production. Advantages and disadvantages with different methods.

Municipal and industrial waste water treatment. Process internal solutions and external solutions in order to minimize water pollutions. A number of common applications will be discussed. Advantages and disadvantages with different methods.

Industrial waste treatment. Strategies and methods to minimize waste production.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is to provide theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of strategies and technologies for a cleaner industrial production.

This means that after the course the student should be able to:

  • Propose and motivate strategies and actions for different industrial environmental problems, based on a system analysis perspective.
  • Describe and explain how to use different unit operations as process integrated cleaning stages (as kidney or recovery function) in an industrial production process in order to minimize pollutions to air or water or production of waste.
  • State and describe other process internal solutions to minimize air pollution emissions, emissions through waste water discharges and waste production.
  • Describe and explain the function of different process external methods that can be used in order to minimize pollutions to air or water.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages for different environmental technical solutions.
  • Propose and motivate the choice of different environmental technical solutions in order to solve or minimize pollutions to air or water from industrial production processes or to minimize the waste production.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Minst 120 högskolepoäng i akademiska studier inom ett tekniskt eller naturvetenskapligt program eller kurs MJ1502 eller motsvarande kunskaper. Engelska motsvarande minst Engelska B från gymnasiet.

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Maria Malmström

Monika Olsson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AL2140

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.