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477221A Material and Energy Balances, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 477221A  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Material and Energy Balances  Abbreviation Material and En 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4357 Process and Environmental Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Process and Environmental Engineering 

Marja Mikola 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS /133 hours of work

Language of instruction 

Finnish. The course can be completed in English as a book examination.



Spring periods 3 and 4.

Learning outcomes 

The student is able to formulate material and energy balances for a process by taking into account the restrictions set by reaction stoichiometry. The student knows how the created mathematical formulation can be exploited in process consideration.


Formulation of material and energy balances by taking into account the effects of chemical reactions. Multiunit cases are also considered.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures and group exercise 

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 40h, group work 10h and self-study 80h

Target group 

Bachelor students in of Process or Environmental Engineering, minor subject students in relevant disciplines.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

High school level chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is part of a stream that aims at skills needed in the phenomenon-based modelling and planning of industrial processes.

Recommended or required reading 

Reklaitis, G.V.: Introduction to Material and Energy Balances. John Wiley & Sons, 1983. ISBN 0-471-041319.

Assessment methods and criteria 

During the course, there are two intermediate exams and both of them must be passed. Alternatively student can participate in final exam after the course. In addition to this, the students will be making a group exercise, which will be evaluated.

Person responsible 

Juha Ahola

Other information 

This course replaces the course 477201A Material and Energy Balances, 5 ects.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Aine- ja energiataseet  Course  Ahola, Juha Lennart  12.01.22 -28.04.22

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