CH-480 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Guillen Gosalbez Gonzalo, Mitchell Sharon Jane, Pérez-Ramírez Javier

Language: English


Summary

This course introduces tools to design and evaluate sustainable routes for chemicals and materials manufacture. You will understand approaches to process design and optimization, from the molecular to the planet level, and learn the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry.

Content

Keywords

Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainability metrics

Alternative carbon sources

Recycling

Chemical manufacture

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No special knowledge beyond the undergraduate curriculum in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Students wishing to attend the course from other backgrounds should contact the lecturers to discuss the fit.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate sustainable routes for chemicals and materials manufacture
  • Analyze approaches to process design and optimization, from the molecular to the planet level
  • Integrate the fundamentals of sustainable chemistry in process design

Assessment methods

Session examination

The exam will account for 70% of the grade. The exercise will account for the remainder of the grade. Completion of the exercise is required to attend the exam.

Calculators are permitted

Resources

Bibliography

Klöpffer, W., Grahl, B. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice, Wiley (2014)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Course content based on slides

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Sustainable chemicals manufacture: concepts/tools
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Sustainable chemicals manufacture: concepts/tools
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Sustainable chemicals manufacture: concepts/tools
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Sustainable chemicals manufacture: concepts/tools
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14  CM2  
14-15    
15-16  CM2  
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 13h - 15h: Lecture CM2

Wednesday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP CM2

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