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AL2143 Cleaner Production and Industrial Environmental Technology 7.5 credits

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

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AL2143 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Strategies for a better environment

- Cleaner Production strategies and assessment methods

- Industrial waste treatment

- Strategies and methods to minimize waste production and resource utilisation

- Advantages and disadvantages with different technologies

- Application examples

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:

- Define Cleaner Production and describe scope and barriers to Cleaner Production.

- Propose and motivate Cleaner Production strategies and actions for different industrial environmental problems, based on a system perspective.

-  Describe and explain how to use different unit operations as process integrated or external cleaning stages in industrial production in order to minimize pollutions of air and water and the production of waste.

- On a fundamental level describe different industrial environmental technologies to minimize pollution of air and water and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

- Propose and motivate the choice of different environmental technical solutions for minimizing the pollution of air and water from industry and the resource utilisation and waste production.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Others: Open for programme students at KTH with at least 180 ECTS or a Bachelor degree for other students

Courses from Upper Secondary School corresponding to the courses Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • 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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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.

Further information

Course web

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Course web AL2143

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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