Colloid and Interface Science

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for different types of colloids and their stability
  • Acount for adsorption at interfaces
  • Account for surfactants, wettability and emulsions
  • Account for different scattering techniques, X-ray methods and electron microscopy
  • Account for different disciplines in which the theory of colloid and interface science are beneficial for understanding details of products or processes
  • Explain the importance of size and interparticle forces that result in macroscopic properties of substances
  • Explain models of colloids and interfaces that can be used for the description and understanding of different colloid systems. This involves physical equations, diagrams, drawings and images

Skills

  • Apply general theory of colloid science in combination with experimental tools
  • Evaluate which kinds of experimental tools that preferable can be used to enhance the physico-chemical understanding of a given process or product

Competences

  • Select and apply models to describe different colloidal systems and interfaces

Type of instruction

  • Lectures laboratory problems and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examColloid and Interface Science
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleKolloid- og grænsefladekemi
Module codeK-KT-K1-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science