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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Chemicals from petroleum - B215002
Title: Chemické využití ropy
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Matějovský Lukáš Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N215006
Is interchangeable with: AB215002
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Annotation -
Last update: Fialová Jana (12.12.2017)
The course introduces students to the most important processes that are used to produce large volume organic chemicals. Graduates will gain an overview of the production and use of ethylene, propylene, buta-1,3-butadiene, benzene, toluene, xylenes, hydrogen, ammonia, biodiesel, bioethanol, explosives and other substances.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Describe the basics of the production of the most important large volume organic chemicals.

Be familiar with the production of the main types of synthetic plastics, rubbers, resins, fibres and other organic chemicals.

Understand the production of the most important species of liquid biofuels.

Literature -
Last update: Fialová Jana (12.12.2017)

R: Meyers R. A. (Editor-in Chief): Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes. McGraw­Hill, London 2005, ISBN 0-07-141042-2.

A: List H.L.: Petrochemical Technology. Prentice-Hall, New Jersey (USA) 1986, ISBN 0-13-661992-4

A: Weissermel K., Arpe H.-J.: Industrial Organic Chemistry. Third Completely Revised Edition. A Wiley company, Weinheim (FRG) 1997, ISBN 3-527-28838-4

Learning resources -
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Blažek J., Matějovský L.: Organic technology. Lectures provided to students in electronic form released at

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry:

Syllabus -
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1. An overview of raw material for large-volume organic technology, crude oil processing

2. Steam cracking of hydrocarbons

3. Production of propene during catalytic cracking

4. Production of benzene and toluene

5. Production of xylenes

6. Important derivatives of ethylene

7. Important derivatives of propylene

8. Separation and petrochemical use of C4 fractions

9. The use of benzene

10. The use of toluene and xylenes

11. Production of hydrogen and synthesis gases, chemicals from synthesis gases

12. Large volume biotechnology, biodiesel production

13. Production and use of bio-ethanol and glycerol

14. Production and properties of explosives

Registration requirements -
Last update: Fialová Jana (12.12.2017)

Organic Chemistry I

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (29.01.2018)

Pro úspěšné absolvování předmětu je nutno získat alespoň 50 bodů ze 100 možných v písemné části zkoušky. V ústní části zkoušky student případně vysvětlí a doplní odpovědi uvedené v písemné části.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 100