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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Inovation of structure products - B409015
Title: Inovace strukturovaných produktů
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : N409075
Annotation -
The purpose of this subject is to explain the differences in concepts of commodity and specialty chemicals. Center of our attention is not the optimum product of commodity chemicals, but the search for various available solutions offering the desired properties. Number of theoretical and practical concepts for the design of new or innovation of existing products is introduced. Teaching involves number of case studies well illustrating various concepts.
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Aim of the course -

Students shall be able to:

1. Understand differences between commodity and specialty chemicals and different manufacturing, design and R&D of these chemicals.

2. Identify the desired innovations, perform economic comparison of available variants, select the best option.

3. Design or select energetically non-demanding solutions or solutions involving renewable energy sources.

4. Understand the relationships between material micro-structure and their properties.

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Literature -

R Cussler E.L., Moggrridge G.D.: Chemical Product Design, Cambridge University Press (2001).

R Letcher T.M.: Future Energy, Elsevier (2008).

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Learning resources -

PowerPoint presentations will be available after the lectures.

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Teaching methods -

Lectures, seminars and homework.

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Requirements to the exam -

Two written tests within the course. Individual mini-project. Oral exam.

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Syllabus -

1. Concepts of product and process engineering - differences in manufacturing, R&D and innovations for commodity and specialty chemicals.

2. Identification of innovation needs in various market segments. Objective characterization of taste, flavor and viscosity. Case studies - chocolate, cream lotion.

3. Selection of the best innovation among several options. Case studies - bateries, exhaust gas muffler, separation of nitrogen from natural gas.

4. Economical comparison of available options: water desalination, milk processing.

5. Selection of best solution based on thermodynamics and/or kinetics: coffee cup, purification of antibiotics, improvement of cream lotion.

6. Solutions available for the local accumulation of energy and heat. Ventilation of buildings, control of humidity.

7. Selected concepts of renewable energy generation and storage including flow-through batteries. Biofuels, photovoltaics. Heat pumps. Stirling engine. Low-temperature Rankin cycle.

8. Batteries and their construction. Comparison of available batteries with those in the development stage.

9. Specialty products with micro-structure. Concept of soft matter.

10. Mechanical and rheological properties of materials and their temperature dependence. Toughness and impact resistance.

11. Dispersions in product engineering. Suspension, emulsion, foam, paste, alloy, aerosol.

12. Modification of wetting and other surface properties of materials.

13. How to achieve the desired optical, heat or electric or sound insulation properties.

14. Polymers with desired sorption and transport properties. Food packaging materials.

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Registration requirements -


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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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