Course code MVI361

MVI361 Unit Operations and Measurement Methods

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Course responsible: Reidar Barfod Schuller
Teachers: Svein Jarle Horn
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has examination after the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2005H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Transport phenomena, air/water mixtures, rheology, pipe transport, porous beds, fluidisation, filtration, separation processes, heat transfer, dehydration, distillation, fermentation and measurement methods. The course will give an overview of important methods for measuring the quality of raw materials, intermediate and final products. The course will cover both off-, at-, on- and in-line measurement methods.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Students will aquire deeper knowledge and in-depth skills in relation to unit operations and measurement methods in food engineering.

Skills: The students should be able to evaluate unit operations in the food industry and use or implement measurement methods into food production. The skills represent tools achieving the United Nations goals on sustainability.

General competence:They will also acquire a thorough insight into conditions regarding machinery, instruments and other equipment in the food industry, and further knowledge of measurement methods.

Learning activities:
Lectures, calculations/groupwork and semester assignment.
Teaching support:
The course responsible is available at Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. Canvas. E-mail: 
Course syllabus is handed out at the first lecture. The topics on unit operations are covered by 'Unit Operations in Food Engineering' by Ibartz A. and Barbosa-Canovas G. V., ISBN 1-56676-929-9.
MVI261, MVI280 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Semester assignment.
3.5 hour written examination counts 100 %. Semester assignment is obligatory and must be approved.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 78 hours. Preparation for lectures: 39 hours. Self-study, exercises and assignment: 183 hours. Total: 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
MVI361 replaces MVI360 and MVI370. Credit reduction will be implemented for students who have previously taken these courses.
Type of course:
Lectures: 6 hours per week for 13 weeks.
MVI361 replaces MVI360 and MVI370. Credit reduction will be implemented for students that have previously taken these courses.
Individual external assessment of the written examination (25 selected exam papers).
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written test: A - E / F