KF2480 Chemistry of a Biorefinery 7.5 credits

Bioraffinaderiets kemi

Chemical reactions during, chemical reactions during mechanical fiber release, chemical reactions during chemical fiber release, chemical reactions during steam explosion, chemical reaction during acid hydrolysis, chemistry of bleaching, generation and storage of process chemicals, anaytical methods in biorefinery, the biorefinery and the environment, and its chemical cycle.

Show course information based on the chosen semester and course offering:

Offering and execution

No offering selected

Select the semester and course offering above to get information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of lectures, a literature seminar and eventually laboratory work. The examination is done in combination with a written examination and a written and an oral presentations of the seminar task.

Lectures:
Chemical reactions during, chemical reactions during mechanical fiber release, chemical reactions during chemical fiber release, chemical reactions during steam explosion, chemical reaction during acid hydrolysis, chemistry of bleaching, generation and storage of process chemicals, anaytical methods in biorefinery, the biorefinery and the environment, and its chemical cycle.

Intended learning outcomes *

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of mechanisms involved in pulping and biorefining techniques 
  • Understand and predict how the hierarchic structure of plant fibers are affected during biorefinery processes 
  • Understand the principles of characterization techniques and how they apply to generated substrates in biorefining
  • Demonstrate understanding of chemical and physical aspects of processes for production of cellulose- and lignin- derivatives, platform chemicals and other chemicals produced from plant biomass

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

No information inserted

Recommended prerequisites

KF2460 Biofibre Chemistry, or BB2420 Glycobiology and Carbohydrate Technology, or corresponding knowledge. The older course wood chemistry and wood biotechnology is also a good background.

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

The Ljungberg textbook Chemistry of a Biorefinery

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TENA - Written exam, 7.5 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

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Martin Lawoko

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 KF2480

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

Diploma wok

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.

Supplementary information

The course has partly similar content as the course KF2020 The Chemistry of Pulping and Bleaching.

Only one of the courses KF2480 and KF2020 may be included in the exam.