Colloid and Interface Science


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


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


  • 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


  • 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



Name of examColloid and Interface Science
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science