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Before choosing course

  • Establishing material- and energy balances for the overall process as well as the most important sub-processes of the industry (the core system),
  • Carry out a screening Life Cycle Assessment of the production process, including the establishment of a more overarching material- and energy balance (including, upstream, core and downstream  systems),
  • Using the results from the two perspectives above suggest suitable Cleaner Production measures considering technical/economic, ecologic and social aspects of the production.
Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2641 (Autumn 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Cleaner production fundamentals
  • The industrial project work
  • Material- and energy balances of industrial processes
  • Cleaner production and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Valuation of process alternatives in Cleaner Production in a sustainability perspective
  • A Cleaner Production study group task

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall be able to independently lead and carry out a Cleaner Production study in a major production industry including:

  • Establishing material- and energy balances for the overall process as well as the most important sub-processes of the industry (the core system),
  • Carry out a screening Life Cycle Assessment of the production process, including the establishment of a more overarching material- and energy balance (including, upstream, core and downstream  systems),
  • Using the results from the two perspectives above suggest suitable Cleaner Production measures considering technical/economic, ecologic and social aspects of the production.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ2640 + MJ2620 or MJ2626 or MJ2623  or MJ2621 or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended prerequisites

MJ2640 Cleaner Production, 6 credits and MJ2620 Environmental Technology, Advanced Course 6 credits or corresponding knowledge

Equipment

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Literature

Selected scientific articles and reports

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • NÄR1 - Active Participation, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Approved Group Task Report, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, 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.

The examination is based on active participation in the course and on the quality of the group task report according to the following: NÄR1: Active participation (minimum 4 lectures, 3 Seminars and the Study visit): 2 credits ECTS, PRO1: Approved group task report: 4 credits ECTS

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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Examiner

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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

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 MJ2641

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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