Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to
1. derive transport equations from the entropy production
2. solve the Nernst-Planck equation in several different cases
3. evaluate and solve transport problems on electrodes
4. solve transport problems in porous, ion exchange and liquid membranes

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2018 - 18.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Lasse Murtomäki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lasse Murtomäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The nature of transport, the theoretical basis of transport equations, transport to electrodes, transport in different types of membranes (ion exchange, neutral and liquid membranes).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, homework problems

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and homework.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kontturi, Murtomäki, Manzanares: Ionic Transport Processes, ISBN 978-0-19-953381-7

    Textbooks are available for borrowing.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-31.4510 Transport Processes at Electrodes and Membranes

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-31.4100 Basic Electrochemistry and KE-31.4110 Electrochemical Kinetics or CHEM-E4145 Electrochemistry, or equivalent

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy