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Industrielle Prozesse nachwachsender Rohstoffe

Type Lecture (2 SWS) + Exercise (1 SWS)
Credits 4
Rhythm Summer Semester
Bachelor / Master Bachelor & Master
Audience CIW, BIW, PSE
Language German
LSF number (VL + Ü) 065064
Moodle Room


Please refer to the LSF for the most recent in­for­mation.

Course Content

Provides an overview of renewable raw materials, their characteristics, their advantages and disadvantages, their occurrence and uses. In particular, the most important industrial processes for the conversion of renewable raw materials will be covered. The focus is on processes for the conversion of fats and oils, carbohydrates (cellulose, starch, sugar, chitin), lignin as well as plant extracts (fragrances, natural rubber, etc.). In addition, higher-level concepts are taught which underlie the principle transformation of certain product classes. In particular, the importance of biorefineries as a superordinate concept for the integration of renewable raw materials in the chemical industry is addressed.

Aquired competences

In this module, the students have gained a sound knowledge of the material in the field of renewable raw materials, which is of great importance for successful engineering work. They have learned to compare processes using specific individual examples and to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of certain types of reaction, reactor types, reprocessing steps and recycling methods. In discussing the examples, they have dealt intensively with questions of safety and environmental protection, energy conservation, selective reaction control through the targeted use of catalysis, and economic aspects, thereby deepening their knowledge.

Further Details

Exam Written - 120 min or in Combination with Industrielle Prozesse Petrochemischer Zwischenprodukte 180 min
Preliminaries Admission requirements for the courses of the second and subsequent semesters are defined in § 9 paragraph 7 of the Examination Regulations; the Examination Committee decides on any exceptions in the case of required courses.
Literature M. Baerns, A. Behr, A. Brehm, J. Gmehling, K.-O. Hinrichsen, H. Hofmann, U. Onken, R. Palkovits, A. Renken: Technische Chemie, Wiley-VCH, 2. Aufl. 2013.

A. Jess, P. Wasserscheid, Chemical Technology, Wiley-VCH, 2013.

A. Behr, T. Seidensticker, Einführung in die Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe, Springer-Spektrum, 2018.

The slides of the course and any additional materials such as literature lists and website recommendations will be published in the virtual workrooms in Moodle provided for this purpose. Details will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Only the in­for­mation found in the LSF and the most recent edition of the Modulhandbuch der Fa­kul­tät Bio- und Chemie­ingenieur­wesen is binding. The content on this page may not reflect the most up-to-date in­for­mation.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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