Chemistry & Wood Chemical Products

Course Information
TitleΧημεία και Χημικά Προϊόντα Ξύλου / Chemistry & Wood Chemical Products
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019437

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 54
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course424

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 23Υ Wood Structure and Properties
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will know about: the analysis of wood in its components, its chemical composition as well as the origin, isolation, chemical structure, biosynthesis, chemical reactions and the importance of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and wood extracts. Students will also be familiar with the chemical properties of wood (reagent intake, adsorption-desorption, shrinkage-swelling, dissolution in ionic liquids, chemical degradation of wood, thermal degradation, biological degradation, climatic changes), the modification of wood (thermal, chemical, by impregnation, with nanoformulations), wood pulp and paper production processes (pulping methods, treatment, bleaching, paper types), the polymeric derivatives of cellulose (regenerated, ethers, esters, microcrystalline, nanocellulose), chemicals (lignin, extracts) and energy production methods (combustion, pyrolysis, gasification).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Chemical composition and chemical analysis of wood components. Characteristics, properties and chemical reactions of wood components (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin and extracts). Chemical properties and behavior of wood, production of chemical products from wood and extractives, wood modification, methods of energy production from wood.
Chemical analysis of wood, Lignin, Cellulose, Hemicellulose, Extractives, Chemical utilization of wood, Bioenergy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment391.3
Student Assessment
Written examination Written essay (optional)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ι. Φιλίππου,1986. Χημεία και χημική τεχνολογία του ξύλου. Σελ.357. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη-Γιαπούλη, Θεσσαλονίκη. Α.Γρηγορίου,2001. Χημεία και χημική τεχνολογία του ξύλου. Σελ.286. Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις, Υπηρεσία Δημοσιευμάτων, Αριστοτέλeιο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης.
Additional bibliography for study
Βιβλία ,Εγχειρίδια ,επιστημονικές εργασίες και ιστοσελίδες σχετικού γνωστικου αντικειμένου.
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