NKEB24002U Sustainable Chemistry

Volume 2024/2025

The course will give an  introduction to green and sustainable chemistry. This will be done by lectures and mandatory student paper presentation. Topics will include:

  • Atom economy
  • Wastemanagement and Prevention
  • Measuring and Controlling Environmental Performance
  • Green catalysis and green solvents
  • Renewable Resources
  • Emerging Greener Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources
  • Designing Greener Processes
Learning Outcome

The student is expected to aquire:

Obtain knowledge of green and sustainable chemistry as described in the course content i.e. Atom economy, Wastemanagement and Prevention
Measuring and Controlling Environmental Performance, Green catalysis and green solvents, Renewable Resources, Emerging Greener Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources and Designing Greener Processes


To be able to read, understand and analyze a scientic paper within the field of sustainable chemistry


To be able to present a scientic paper in sustainable chemistry in an understandable manner and to be able to discuss critically

Mike Lancaster: Green chemistry and scientific papers

The students are expected to have a knowledge of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry equivalent to a first year curriculum.
Lectures and paper presentation
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 103,5
  • Exam Preparation
  • 60
  • Exam
  • 0,5
  • Total
  • 206,0
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes (no preparation time)
Type of assessment details
The exam is oral. Each student will present a scientific paper in sustainable and green chemistry that they had received 2-3 days in advance. This followed by general examination in the course content.
Exam registration requirements

Each student must have either individually or in a group have presented a scientific paper in a satisfactory manner.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

Same as the ordinary exam. 

Students who do not fulfill the requirement of having presented a paper while following the course must present an additional scientific paper at the reexamination. This paper is selected among those presented during the block.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome