EP8207 - Advanced Dewatering and Drying Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Muntlig 100/100

Course content

The course will be lectured normally every second year. Next time autumn 2013.
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
The course can be individually adjusted.

Learning outcome

–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
–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:
•Basic competence within dewatering and drying processes
•Knowledge about phase changes and water mobility in products during dewatering and drying

Learning methods and activities

Colloquium and obligatory calculation tasks. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical tasks

Course materials

Selected chapters from following books: Phase Transitions in Foods, Yrjö Roos, Guide to Industrial Drying, Arun S. Mujumdar, Selected articles and notes.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • 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 Muntlig 100/100 2013-12-20
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig 100/100
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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