KP8102 - Lignocellulosic Chemistry

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 A

Course content

The course is given every second year, next time autumn 2017.
Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives: Localization, chemistry, structure and properties. Chemical reactions. Analytical methods. The detailed course content will to some extent be tailored to the candidates' specific needs.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The candidate will get knowledge of:
- Biosynthesis, chemical structure and physical properties fro cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin
- Key chemical reactions during industrial processing of wood and plant material
- Relevant analytical methods applied to cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives in wood, plant and fiber material
Skills:
The candidate will be skilled in:
- Understanding the relation between chemical structure, reactivity and physical properties of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin
- Describing the key chemical reactions during industrial processing of wood and plant material
- Choose relevant and sufficient analytical methods for cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives in wood, plant and fiber material
General competence:
The candidate will get competence in:
- Evaluating the practical feasibility and obtained level of detail of various analyses of wood, plant and fiber material
- Identify the research front in wood chemical analysis

Learning methods and activities

Study groups and individual study

Required previous knowledge

Graduate level chemistry including organic chemistry

Course materials

Selected sections, mainly from the following books:
* Sjöström, E (1993): "Wood chemistry: fundamentals and applications", Academic Press, New York (ISBN 0‑12‑647481‑8)
* Back, E.L., Allen, L.H. (2000): Pitch Control, Wood Resin and Deresination", TAPPI Press, Atlanta (ISBN 0‑89852‑519‑5)
* Sjöström, E., Alén, R (eds) (1998): "Analytical methods in wood chemistry, pulping, and papermaking", Springer series in wood science, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg (ISBN 3‑540‑63102‑X)
* Lin, S.Y., Dence, C.W. (eds) (1992): "Methods in lignin chemistry", Springer series in wood science, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg (ISBN 3‑540‑50295‑5)
* Stenius P (ed) (2000): "Papermaking science and technology 3. Forest products chemistry", Fapet Oy, Helsinki (ISBN 952‑5216‑03‑9)
* Krässig, H.A. (1993): "Cellulose: structure, accessibility, and reactivity", Gordon and Breach Science , Yverdon (ISBN 2‑88124‑798‑9)
Detailed course content will to some extent be tailored to the candidate's specific needs

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIK2087 9.0

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 A
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 A
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.