Study unit
3513130 Organic and Biomass Chemistry, 6 Cp  
Code 3513130  Validity 30.01.2013 -
Name Organic and Biomass Chemistry  Abbreviation Organic and Bio 
Credits 6 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Teachers
Name
Antti Haapala 

Description
Learning outcomes 

After the first half of the course, the student understands the fundamentals in organic chemistry from the viewpoint of wood materials science. The lectures and calculations will demonstrate the basic concepts in material and organic chemistry. The second part of the course deals with the basic structures of softwood and hardwood, discussed as raw materials together with various possibilities of industrial refining and utilization. Primary constituents of wood are discussed and their refining processes towards energy, chemical and material products overviewed.

 
Content 

Fundamentals in organic and materials chemistry, molecule models and basic reactions of biomass components. Macroscopic and microscopic structure of wood. Chemical and physical properties and also distribution of the main structural components of wood – cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Chemical, thermochemical and biochemical conversion methods for producing chemicals, energy, and other products (including cellulose derivatives) from wood-based materials.

 
Modes of study 

Lectures (50 h), seminar and exercises (12 h), independent learning (92h), exams, industrial excursion (6 h), evaluation and feedback (2 h). 

 
Study materials 

Material and literature resources will be announced and made available in Moodle. 

 
Evaluation criteria 

0–5 (0 = failed, 5 = excellent).

 
Teachers 

Antti Haapala, adjunct teachers

 
Time 

Every year, next time in autumn 2018.

 
Campus 

Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio.

 
Further information 

The course is lectured in English.

 

 


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended Organic and Biomass Chemistry  General examination  Antti Haapala 
14.08.20fri 12.00-16.00
Register Organic and Biomass Chemistry  General examination  Antti Haapala 
16.09.20wed 12.00-16.00
Register Organic and Biomass Chemistry  General examination  Antti Haapala 
09.12.20wed 12.00-16.00
Registration not started Organic and Biomass Chemistry  General examination  Antti Haapala 
10.02.21wed 12.00-16.00
Registration not started Organic and Biomass Chemistry  General examination  Antti Haapala 
04.06.21fri 12.00-16.00