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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Course description/Content: In the course we identify the principal chemical and physical mechanisms and rate determining step(s) of the key processes in chemical pulp production. We also describe the stoichiometry and kinetics of the relevant chemical reactions during alkaline pulping, selected bleaching processes and black liquor combustion. In addition we will be modeling the processes taking into consideration the main mechanisms, rate determining step(s), stoichiometry and chemical kinetics and compare the model predictions with actual results obtained at different operating conditions.

Intended learning outcomes *

Learning objectives:

At the end of this course, you will have a fundamental understanding of the importance and interaction of heat and mass transfer, fluid flow and chemical kinetics on the key processes of chemical pulp production.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

KF2370 or equalling. It is desirable that the participant has knowledge of chemical pulping processes, equivalent to a 4-6 weeks academic course.

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Examination and completion

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

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Examination *

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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.

Examination: Assignments and seminar task.

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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Mikael Lindström

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.

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Offered by

CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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Mikael Lindström, e-mail:, tel: +46 8 7906207

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Postgraduate courses at CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology