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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Glass Science and Technology - AM107020
Title: Glass Science and Technology
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kloužek Jaroslav doc. Ing. CSc.
Jebavá Marcela Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The course involves the fundamental chemical-engineering and technological knowledge of glass preparation, particularly by glass melting. The contemporary approaches to preparation of special glasses by modern non-melting methods are summarized in the introductory lecture. The substantial part of the course focuses on the glass melting process of industrial glasses. The individual courses are chronologically arranged according to the actual development of the glass melting process.
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Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

Describe the various partial melting processes on the basis of the results of experiments for the models and practical knowledge and to define the most important process parameters.

Suggest a condition for the realization of the melting process based on processes knowledge.

Use glass melting process knowledge to solve problems of glass production and preparation of laboratory glass.

Prepare the glass of given composition in laboratory conditions.

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Z: Hlaváč J.: The Technology of Glass and Ceramics, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1983. ISBN: 0-444-41577-7

D: Varshneya A.K.: Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, Academic Press, London 1994. ISBN:978-0127149707

D: Paul A.: Chemistry of glasses, Chapman and Hall, London 1982. ISBN:0-4412-27820-0

D: Trier W.: Glass furnaces - Design Construction and operation, SGT, Sheffield 1987. ISBN:0900682205

D: Bartuška M.(Ed.): Glass Defects, Práh, Prague 2001. ISBN:978-80-7252-217-0

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Learning resources

Lecture slides

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1. Glass raw materials and their treatment, chemical reactions in glass batch

2. Particle dissolution in the glass melt

3. Bubble removal from glass melts, gas solubilities and bubble nucleation in glass melts

4. Oxidation-reduction equilibria in glass melts

5. Dissolution of chemical inhohogeneities (cords)

6. Character of glass flow in glass melting furnaces

7. Energy consumption and melting performance of the melting space

8. The evaporation of volatile glass components during melting

9. Corrosion of refractory materials and heating electrodes by glass melts

10. Glass forming processes

11. Glass annealing

12. Coloured glasses

13. Special glasses

14. Coatings on glass

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Course completion requirements

It is compulsory to pass written tests and oral examination.

Last update: Kloužek Jaroslav (19.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Examination test 20
Oral examination 60