KP3100 - Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Applied heat and mass transport: applied fluid mechanics, thermodynamic work, heat transport, heat pumps/cooling. Mechanical separation processes: sedimentation, centrifuges, gas purification, filtration and floatation. Chemical processes: stirring. Python will be used for simple problem solving.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student will: - have knowledge about applied heat and mass transfer. - have knowledge about mechanical separation processes. - have basic knowledge on process operations. - be able to gather and process necessary information for computations. - be able to perform calculations related to process operations. - be able to understand flow charts and know the symbols of the devices mentioned in the course. - be able to read technical diagrams such as Moody’s diagram and thermodynamic state diagrams (i.e. p, h- or h, s- diagram) - be able to make simple sketches of a process for visual communication. - be able to report process parameters in different units and basis (volume, mass, speed). - be able to construct and execute simple numerical models. - be able to use Python for simple numerical modeling. - be able to conduct simple laboratory experiments and write simple lab reports.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory work with mandatory presence. Admission to the exam requires that 70% of the exercises are approved and a report is submitted for the laboratory work. Lectures: 60 hrs, Exercises: 30 hrs, Laboratory work: 15 hrs, Self-study: 95 hrs

Compulsory assignments

  • Felleslab
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The grade is based on a final written exam that counts 100%. In order to take the final written exam, both the compulsory felleslab (lab work) and exercises have to be approved. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical engineering (FTHINGKJ)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires admission to BEng in Chemical Engineering (alternatively BEng in Chemistry), NTNU, Trondheim

Course materials

Geankoplis, Transport processes Separation Process Principles, Prentice-Hall, 4. Edition (2014) or newer. Additional lecture notes. Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical data, Wiley 7. edition, 2014.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPRK2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 30
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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