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.


Students understand physical phenomenon of drying and evaporation as well as the most common drying and evaporation processes. Students understand how to improve the energy efficiency of dryers and evaporators. Students are able to solve practical engineering problems related to drying and evaporation processes.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2024 - 17.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henrik Holmberg

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Water in porous material

    Drying and evaporation as a physical phenomena

    Practical methods to affect heat and electricity consumptions of drying and evaporation processes

    The most common industrial dryers and evaporators

    Selection of dryers and evaporators for different industrial processes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Execution: Lectures + exercises

    Assessment methods and criteria: Exam. You must get 7.5/20 points in the exam to pass the course. You can get extra points by returning calculation problems. Extra points are taken into account since you have passed the exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 20h (1x2h)

    Exercises 12h (1x2h)

    Individual studying 103h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Compedium + other additional material

    Book: Mujumdar Arun S. Handbook of industrial drying Vol. 1

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course via Sisu (