TKP4525 - Colloid and Polymer Chemistry, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The specialization subject consists of elective modules which are to be combined to yield a total of 7.5 study points (stp). The elective modules are:
Industrial colloid chemistry (3.75 stp).
Surfactants and polymers in aqueous solution (3.75 stp).

Modules from other subjects/courses within the department or from other departments/faculties can be selected provided agreement from the coordinator.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students should:
- Understand the significance of colloid and surface chemistry in industrial applications such as oil recovery, food emulsions, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.
- Understand interactions between surfactants and polymers at different concentration levels, and their phase behavior.
- Understand and be able to apply Gibbs’ phase rule.
- Understand stabilization- and destabilization mechanisms in emulsions and suspensions.
- Understand the mechanisms behind polymer adsorption.
- Use of adsorption isotherms to determine surface coverage and adsorption affinity.
- Determine critical micelle concentration (CMC) and critical association concentration (CAC) from a given data set.
- Interpret phase diagrams and predict phase separation and stable domains.
- Retrieval, understanding of and citing peer-reviewed international literature.
- Understand the principles for selected experimental methods.

Learning methods and activities

The modules are given as lectures, seminars, problem sessions, group- or individual studies.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical Engineering (MSCHEMENG)
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MIKJ)
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MTKJ)

Course materials

Given first day of class.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKP4710 7.5 01.09.2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of specialization hours: 12

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D 2020-11-26
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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