MH2045 Energy and Materials Sustainability 6.0 credits

Energi- och materialhållbarhet

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course should give knowledge and understanding for how industrial processes and products affect the environment as well as the legal aspects, and strategies for minimizing the effect on the environment.

Contents specially focus on possibilities and limitation for lowering the waste from atmosphere and water, using of energy, life cycle analysis of energy and materials during the process industry.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at providing the students with a clear engineering knowledge about the energy and environmental issues for the sustainability development in the process industry focusing on the ability to quantify key parameters such as energy and mass balances, life cycle analysis for an energy-intensive industrial system, and the  knowledge about their controlling mechanisms

Course Disposition

Lectures 20 h

Tutorials 24h

Lab work: 6 h (1-day laboratory, mass and heat balance basing on fossil fuel furnace)

Field trip

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

A BSc degree

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboration, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • NÄR1 - Presence, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Assignment, 2.0 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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Pär Jönsson

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study *

Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

The course MH2601 Combustion in Industrial Processes


Weihong Yang,

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.