774302 Lecture from industry and excursion to industrial site

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hettegger, Hubert , Rosenau, Thomas , Beaumont, Marco
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The course consists of two parts:
1) Lecture (lecture series with several speakers) at UFT Tulln
2) Excursions (to industrial sites)
In the lecture part, experts from the industry and start-up companies provide insights into current industrial research and development topics related to "green chemistry".
Possible topics are:
- Bio-based chemicals for the paper industry, replacement of petroleum-based products
- Eco-friendly bleaching in the textile industry
- Utilization of lignins
- Current developments in pulp, paper, and fiber production
- Microbial dyes
- Adhesives and binders based on renewable raw materials
- Biodegradable filter materials
- Platform chemicals from renewable raw materials and agroindustrial residues
- Bioethanol and by-products of the wood industry
- Recycling and recovery
During the excursion, the previously learned content will be deepened. Several industrial sites will be visited on 2-3 independent days. The respective excursion locations will be announced later.

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in green chemistry and biorefinery.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Insight into current topics of "green chemistry" in industry, scaling from laboratory to pilot and industrial scale, hurdles, requirements, economic and ecological limits, current trends and research activities of Austrian industries, insight into the dimensions and influence of industrial technologies, the potential for the future, insight into the industrial world of work, differences to university research, getting to know start-up companies.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.