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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ283V (Autumn 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Strategies for a better environment: Cleaner production strategies (process changes, raw materials changes etc.), process external solutions, product changes and other. Advantages and disadvantages using different strategies.

Air pollution control and gas cleaning technology. Process internal solutions and external solutions in order to minimize air pollutions (both gaseous compounds and particles). Two main applications will be discussed – emissions of VOC connected to handling of organic solvents and emissions of flue gases from energy production.

Municipal and industrial waste water treatment. Process internal solutions and external solutions in order to minimize water pollutions. A number of common applications will be discussed.

Industrial waste treatment. Process internal solutions to minimize waste production. Waste treatment methods especially handling of hazardous waste.

Intended learning outcomes

After passed course the student should be able to:

  • Propose and motivate strategies and actions for different environmental problems, based on a system analysis perspective.
  • Describe and explain process internal solutions to minimize air pollution emissions (through flue gases and evaporation of VOC) and emissions through waste water discharges.
  • Describe and explain the function of different process external methods that can be used in order to minimize pollutions to air or water.
  • Describe different strategies and methods for handling of wastes from municipalities and industrial production processes.
  • In a written report / case study describe the environmental technical solutions used by a company in order to solve or minimize pollutions and production of waste and also propose and motivate the choice of different alternative environmental technical solutions.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Exercise, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Exercise, 3,5 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.

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

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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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