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
Understands connection between process development and process design
Can apply conceptual design, HSE and LCA principles during process development
Can participate in designing laboratory experiments and carry out process modeling and simulation from process development perspective
Knows the most relevant IPR and legislation requirements related to chemical process industries
Can calculate component mass balance for a complete plant
Can clearly present and defend a selected research topic

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pekka Oinas

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pekka Oinas, Golam Sarwar

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:

    Basics of a process development project: contents, project group, timing
    Laboratory experiments as sources of information for modeling based process design and development
    IPR in process technology: patents, licensing, trademarks
    Principles of conceptual design
    Safety and sustainability issues in process development
    Case studies from industry
    Comprehensive calculation exercise

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures including visiting lecturers from industry
    Project work in groups focusing on a selected topic - reporting video seminar
    Assignment (calculation exercise (implementation of a process to a plant)
    Learning log

  • Applies in this implementation:

    No learning log

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    135 h in total
    Lectures 24 h
    Exercise 12 h
    Project work 40 h
    Other independent studying 59 h

  • Applies in this implementation:


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Vogel, H.G. Process Development. From the Initial Idea to the Chemical Production Plant. Wiley-WCH, Weinheim, 2005. 478 p.
    Anderson, N.G., Practical Process Research & Development, Academic Press, London, 2000. 354 p.
    Atherton, J.H., Carpenter, K.J., Process Development: Physicochemical Concepts, Oxford Science Publ. Oxford, 1999. 89 p.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-42.4120 Process Development P (4 cr)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Knowledge of chemical process industries

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    17 Partnerships for the Goals