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.
Laboratory skills to fractionate lignocellulose to its main constituents (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, extractives) and characterize their chemical structure by chromatography and spectroscopy. Knowledge on characteristic reactions of the polysaccharides and lignin and ability to intercorrelate their structure and physicochemical properties.
Schedule: 30.10.2019 - 04.12.2019
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tapani Vuorinen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Iina Solala, Tapani Vuorinen
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
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Chemical structure, reactivity and physicochemical properties of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and extractives. Chemical reactions in the most important fractionation methods of plant biomass to its constituents. Chemical characterization of biomass and its fractions by chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Learning diary, laboratory working, laboratory work reports, individual final discussion.
135 h in total; lectures (24 h), laboratory work (80 h), self-studying (31 h)
To be announced later
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