KF2460 Bio Fibre Chemistry 7.5 credits

Biofibrernas kemi

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe and analyse the morphology of biofibers, particularly from wood, at micro- and macroscopic level
  • Describe chemical structures and properties of polymers of biofibres
  • Understand, describe and predict how the wood and pulp hierarchical structure is affected during chemical processes
  • Perform laboratory work to identify chemical composition of wood fibers, particularly wood fibers
  • Present and analyze in writing, a research area in biofiber chemistry area 

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge in chemistry and chemical engineering of at least 60 credits


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The Ljungberg textbok Biofibre Chemistry

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation in all compulsory activities as specified in Course information.

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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Monica Ek

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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Course web KF2460

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study *

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course has the same content as the courses KF2010 Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology and KF2280 Structure and Function of Biofibres.

Only one of the courses KF2460, KF2010 and KF2280 may be included in the exam.