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Course module: 202300209
Project Sustainable Industrial Chemistry and Essential Skills
Course info
Course module202300209
Credits (ECTS)4.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact B. Schuur
PreviousNext 5
Lecturer J.G.M. Becht
Lecturer D.W.F. Brilman
dr. M.L. Franco Garcia
Lecturer L.E. Krab - Hüsken
prof.dr. J. Lange
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Students must be able to evaluate processes in various ways:
  • Compare methods to evaluate energy balances over processes, i.e. on the basis of enthalpy of formation and on the basis of enthalpy of combustion.
  • Setup and evaluate material balances for processes, e.g. a carbon balance. How much of the carbon from the feedstock ends up in the product?
  • Make a LCIA (Life Cycle Impact Assessment), and a SELCA (Social-Ecologic Life Cycle analysis) and use the SELCA to compare processes on several aspects of sustainability, both socially and ecologically.
This information is presented in lectures, tutorials, workshops.

The goal for the Essential Skills part of the course:
  • The student can reflect on their competence in, and development of, the following essential skill: civic engagement, in particular with respect to sustainability.
In a group of circa 4 students a process will be analyzed on sustainability. To this end, a project will be executed. The process that has been assigned to the group should be described globally and each of the process steps should be described individually and the relevant material and energy balances need to be formulated and solved. Also, a SELCA is to be set-up and resolved. For the SELCA, Sphera Gabi software will be used, for which an academic license will be provided. Use of the software will be trained in a workshop. An essential element of a sustainability analysis is opting for alternatives.
CSE students: please register no later than 1 week before the start of the module because of the allocation of project groups.

Non CSE students must register no later than 2 weeks before the start of the module if they want to be sure of a place in ICP's project.

After this date, please contact the programme coordinator at

Examination is done based on a report and a presentation. One group report is made, but the grading is individual. The presentations will be individual. After the presentation, a question and answer round with the tutors is included to determine the individual grades. Next to the grade for the presentation, based on the knowledgeability of the presenting student during the Q&A, it will also be graded what was the individual contribution to the report, and an individual grade for the report will be given.
Assumed previous knowledge
Thermodynamics & Process Engineering (CSE MOD02)
Module 5
Participating study
Bachelor Chemical Science & Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
Chemical Technology, Andreas Jess and Peter Wasserscheid (compulsory)
Physical Chemistry, Atkins and De Paula (recommended)
Elementary Principles of chemical Processes, R.M. Felder and R.W. Rousseau (recommended)
Instructional modes


Presence dutyYes


Project Sust. Ind. Chem & Ess. Skills

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