Petroleum Technology - AP215002
Title: Petroleum Technology
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainable Fuels and Green Chemistry (228)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
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: Kubička David prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Interchangeability : P215002
Examination dates   
Annotation -
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The subject can be enrolled only by DSP students who have not completed the subject M215001 Petroleum Technology I and M215002 Petroleum Technology II in Master's degree. Students will gain insight into individual refinery processes, thermal and catalytic cracking and hydrocracking, hydrogenation refining, catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation and polymerization. They will also gain knowledge about the chemistry of these processes, the catalysts used, the different process variants, the properties of the fractions obtained and the ecological aspects of production. They will also become acquainted with the production and properties of the products sold by the refinery, the production and properties of biofuels and their use as transport fuels.
Aim of the course -
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Graduates will be familiar with the processes of thermal and catalytic cracking, hydrocracking and hydrotreating of petroleum fractions and residues, catalytic reforming and isomerization of gasoline fractions and production of gasoline compounds by alkylation and polymerization. They will know the chemistry of the reactions taking place in these processes, the catalysts used and their properties. They will know how to produce the individual products that the refinery sells and what their properties must be. They will also know the production processes and properties of the different types of biofuels that are used as transport fuels.

Literature -
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B: Gary J.H., Handwerk G.E., Kaiser M.J.: Petroleum Refining, Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA, 2007, ISBN 0-8493-7038-8

B: Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes, Second Edition (Ed. Meyers R.A.), McGraw - Hill, Boston, USA, 1997, ISBN 0-07-041796-2

B: Pandey A., Bhaskar T., Stocker M., Sukuraman R.K. (Eds): Recent Advances in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-444-63289-0.

C: Petroleum Refining, Vol. 3, Conversion Processes (Ed. Leprince P.), Editions Technip , Paris, France, 2001, ISBN 2-7108-0779-3

C: Modern Petroleum Technology, Vol. 2 (Ed. Lucas A.G.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England, 2001, ISBN 0 471 98411 6

C: Demirbas A.: Biofuels - Securing the Planet’s Future Energy Needs, 2009, Springer-Verlag London Limited, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-011-1

C: Soetaert W., Vandamme E. J. (Eds.), Biofuels, 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN 978-0-470-02674-8

Learning resources -
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Blažek J., Kubička D.: Petroleum Technology. Learning test provided to students in electronic form

Requirements to the exam -
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Syllabus -
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The first part of the course deals with desalting, atmospheric and vacuum distillation of crude oil, processing of heavy oil fractions by means of individual processes of thermal and catalytic cracking and hydrocracking of high boiling petroleum fractions and residues. The second part is focused on the processes of refining of the individual fractions obtained from the above processes, production of hydrogen, isolation and processing of sulphane, reforming and isomerization of naphtha, production of gasoline fractions by alkylation and polymerization and production of ethers. The third part deals with the production and properties of base oils, combustion of fuels, properties and use of gaseous hydrocarbons, gasoline, kerosene, diesel oil, fuel oils, asphalts and fuels for marine engines. The complexity of refineries, emissions from oil processing and fuel filling stations are also under consideration. The fourth part is dedicated to the production processes and properties of the different types of biofuels used for propulsion of engines and the possibilities of production of fuels and other refinery products from alternative fossil fuels.

Registration requirements -
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Course completion requirements -
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2 interim tests

Final test