166.657 Primary Natural Products from Plants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain plant resources and their sources, to discuss current problems of supply and processing  of the materials in Austria and worldwide.

Subject of course

Terminology: primary/secondary natural resources, biomass, energy-/industrial crops, regrowing resources, wild-/agricultural- and cultivated plants
Worldwide usage of primary natural products and their global output
Ecological factors as well as technical and economical data for plant production
Technological impact assessment for the subject natural substances from plants
Source, processing, composition, economical importance and industrial use of oil/fat, sucrose/glucose/fructose/starch
Biogas production

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

This course may be held in either an online or presence format, in line with rules and regulations put forward by the federal government and/or TU Wien administration, in response to the evolving Covid19 situation. This may include a hybrid system where, for example, lectures and written exams are offered in an online format, and practical evaluations are offered in reduced groups on campus. Should such changes become necessary during the semester, this may lead to schedule changes, in particular, this may lead to changed dates for practical and written assessments (exams). For online written exams, the assessment/grading scheme will remain unchanged. As far as possible exams will, however, be held in person on campus.



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 15:0028.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657
Mon16:00 - 18:0028.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657
Tue16:00 - 18:0029.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657
Thu17:00 - 19:0001.12.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657
Mon16:00 - 18:0005.12.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung 166.657

Examination modalities

Oral exam (60min) at the end of the semester. Further oral or written exams on appointment.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.10.2022 09:00 29.01.2023 09:00 30.01.2023 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering Not specified
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 652 Green Chemistry Not specified


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