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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Petrochemistry - AP215001
Title: Petrochemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D215001, P215001
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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Only DSP students who have not completed the M215003 Petrochemistry course in Master's degree can register for this subject. The course introduces students to the production and use of the most high-tonnage chemicals which are produced mainly from petroleum fractions and natural gas. Graduates will gain an overview of the production and use of ethylene, propylene, buta-1,3-diene, benzene, toluene, xylenes, hydrogen, ammonia and other substances.
Aim of the course -
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After completing the course, students will understand the raw material base for production of high-tonnage organic chemicals, will understand the production processes of high-tonnage organic chemicals and application of these chemicals in the production of various plastics, rubbers, resins, fibres, detergents and other important products.

Literature -
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B: Meyers R. A. (Editor-in Chief): Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes. McGraw-Hill, 2005, ISBN 0-07-141042-2

B: Weissermel K., Arpe H. J.: Industrial Organic Chemistry. 3rd edition, VCH, A Wiley Company, Weinheim, Federal Republic of Germany, 1997, ISBN 3-527-28838-4

C: Wittcoff H. A., Reuben B. G.: Industrial Organic Chemicals. John Wiley and sons, Inc., New York, USA, 1996, ISBN 0-471-54036-6

C: Chauvel A., Lefebvre G.: Pertochemical Processes, Technical and Economic Characteristics. Éditions Technip, 1989, ISBN 2-7108-0561-8

Learning resources -
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Blažek J., Lederer J., Herynk T.: Petrochemistry. Lectures provided to students in electronic form

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry:

Requirements to the exam -
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Syllabus -
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The first block of the subject is devoted to the overview of raw materials and production of basic petrochemicals, i.e. ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene and xylenes. The second block of teaching is devoted to the use of these basic petrochemicals in the production of other large-scale chemicals used in the manufacture of various plastics, rubbers, resins, fibres, detergents and other important products. The third block deals with the production of hydrogen, synthesis gases (hydrogen + carbon monoxide) and the use of these gases in the production of hydrocarbons, ammonia and methanol, and the use of these chemicals. The fourth block is devoted to the production and use of surfactants, acetylene and naphthalene.

Registration requirements -
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Course completion requirements -
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2 interim tests

Final test