EP8207 - Advanced Dewatering and Drying Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The course will be lectured normally every second year. Next time autumn 2023. Frame for the technical content: Introductions to Phase Transitions. Physical State and Molecular Mobility. Water and Phase Transitions. Sorption Isotherms. Food Components and Polymers. Time-Dependent Phenomena. Mechanical Properties. Drying Kinetics. Drying and dewatering processes and systems. The course will be individually adjusted.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides the student with knowledge about: Dewatering and drying processes. Phase changes and physical conditions. Time dependent phenomena in materials during drying. Drying kinetics. The course gives the student insight about: Physical and thermal processes for dewatering and drying. Dewatering phenomena and processes

Skills: The course should enable the student to: Design and dimensioning of dewatering and drying processes. Evaluation of different processes and suitability for different materials and solutions

General competence: The course should give the student: Competence within dewatering and drying processes. Knowledge about phase changes and water mobility in products during dewatering and drying

Learning methods and activities

Colloquium where the PhD candidates present the topics followed with discussions. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical tasks

Required previous knowledge

Thermodynamic or heat and mass transfer, Basic refrigeration

Course materials

Selected chapters from following books: Phase Transitions in Foods, Yrjö Roos, Handbook of Industrial Drying, Arun S. Mujumdar, Selected articles and papers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Food Subjects
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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