NFOK13002U Process Analytical Chemistry and Technology
Process Analytical Chemistry and Technology (PACT) encompasses a
combination of analytical chemistry, process engineering, process
chemistry, process spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis
– a true multidisciplinary field. The key aspects of PACT include
advances in measurement technologies that are applicable for
at-line or on-line, real-time, process analysis research or
applications. The use of PACT enables one to gain a deeper
understanding of the process (dairy, brewing, other food products,
pharmaceuticals etc.). This in turn can lead to more
consistent food products, reduced waste, improved manufacturing
efficiencies, overall improvement in the use of resources, improved
safety, and the reduced costs that can be garnered from each of
these. Measurements can be made to give a direct indication of
reaction progress or the composition of a mixture at a given time.
This information about the process can be used to make changes to
keep a process running within some set limits. With additional
process information, and knowledge, there is the possibility of
understanding the parameters that impact a process and the product
quality (e.g. fat content in cheese, alcohol content in
beer, water content in freeze dryed products, API in tablets).
Apart from learning scientific approaches to solving problems, the student will learn to appreciate knoxledge of: Problem definition • Process description • Identification of critical control points • Validation • Sampling • Process control • Implementation into manufacturing information systems • Handling of process data (chemometrics) • Process spectroscopy (fibers, probes etc.).
The objective is to learn scientific approaches to solving PACT
problems. The course will show the student how the individual
competences (e.g. analytical chemistry, process engineering,
process chemistry, and multivariate data analysis) contribute
significantly to PACT.
When the course is completed, the student is expected to have:
Knowledge: Describe fundamental process control theory in relation to monitor and control industrial processes. Describe sampling in relation to extracting, handling, storing and presenting process material for spectroscopic measurements and reference analysis.
Skills: Plan and execute a scientific analysis of an industrial process. Evaluate, monitor, control and optimize industrial processes.
Competences: Perform academic work with respect to PACT principles. Critically assess relevant scientific literature and be able to discuss the need for PACT in industry from an academic point of view.
Scientific papers and chapters from relevant books
LLEK10246 - Advanced Chemometrics,
LLEF10271 - Quantitiative Bio-spectroscopy
LLEK10294 - Design of experiments and optimization
NFOK13003 - Food Process Equipment
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minExamination in project report and curriculum
Weight: Oral examination: 100 %
- Exam registration requirements
- Approval of project report
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Fullfilment of the learning outcomes
- Practical exercises