Chemical engineering for manufacturing industry

Chemical engineering for manufacturing industry provides student knowledge in combustion, materials engineering (especially materials suitable for high temperature processes) and on industrially applied chemical processes.

Choose all four courses to complete your minor studies.

Courses included in the programme:

Chemistry in the energy technology (OO00BD89), 5 ECTS. Duration: 11.3.2019 – 15.3.2019

Apply before Feb 24, 2019

Intensive studies in Turku.

Materials and their performance play an important role in various energy technology related processes. This course introduces high temperature properties and chemical as well as mechanical durability of metals and ceramic refractories used in typical environment of energy production via combustion of renewable and fossil fuels, as well as waste demolition. The course introduces fundamental theoretical tools, definitions and phenomena in questions related with high temperature deterioration of materials. Stability and phase diagrams are used to demonstrate and discuss different approaches to avoid corrosion in industrial environments.

Corrosion of metals (416520.0), 5 ECTS. Starts: 19.3.2018

Apply before Mar 3, 2019

Contact learning in Turku.

Base metals belong to the most important materials used in different chemical plants and equipment. This course aims to introduce basic concepts needed to understand corrosion resistance and different methods to avoid corrosion in aqueous solutions.

The course is aimed for chemical engineering and chemistry students and requires knowledge in general chemistry. Different corrosion types, passivation, polarization and corrosion protection via material choice, design, anodic and cathodic protection, inorganic and organic coatings are discussed. Examples of corrosion case studies demonstrate further the subject.

Combustion chemistry, 5 ECTS. Fall 2019.

Intensive studies in Turku.

The challenges of combustion processes are today more and more related to chemistry. The course introduces industrial-scale combustion systems and the chemistry associated with the formation of main emission components. It introduces fundamental tools, including the use of state of the art software, for studying gas phase chemistry in combustion processes and gives knowledge that is relevant for designing future environmentally benign combustion processes.

Chemical process and product technology, 10 ECTS. Fall 2019

Contact learning in Turku.

Course gives the students advanced knowledge and skills on industrially applied chemical processes.

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Professor in charge of the module:

Prof. Leena Hupa, Åbo Akademi, (

Prof. Dmitry Murzin, Åbo Akademi, (

Contact person in practical matters:

Docent Mikko Helle, Åbo Akademi, (

Other teachers:

Patrik Yrjäs, Åbo Akademi
Markus Engblom, Åbo Akademi
Oscar Karlström, Åbo Akademi

Type of study unit:



5 - 25 ECTS

Teaching semester

01/2019 - 12/2019

Host university

Åbo Akademi

Open for non student


Level of studies


General prerequisites

Courses are suitable for master's level students with some knowledge in chemistry and engineering


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