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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Petrochemistry - D215001
Title: Petrochemie
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: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: P215001
For type:  
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: Matějovský Lukáš Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (25.02.2014)
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. If it's significant, the production of these chemicals from other raw materials is also mentioned. Emphasis is placed on chemical and technological understanding of the taught technologies. Some of the chapters are extended depending on the focus of doctoral research.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (10.11.2015)

Students will be able to:

Understand the raw material base for the production of large volume organic chemicals.

Describe the principles and procedures of the production of large volume organic chemicals.

Know the use of these chemicals in the production of various plastics, rubber, resins, fibres, detergents and other important products.

Literature -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (25.02.2014)

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

R: 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

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

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (25.02.2014)

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

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry:

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (25.02.2014)

The final grade is composed of 1/4 points from the first test, of the 1/4 points from the second test and half points obtained from the final test. Each the test is written, it takes about 100 min. Student can get up to 100 points from each test.

First test exams knowledge of material presented in 1 to 4 lecture.

Second test exams knowledge of material presented in the 5 to 9 lecture.

Final test exams knowledge of material presented in the 1 to 15 lecture.

Student must obtained at least 70 points from each test, in total at least 75 points.

Syllabus -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (04.10.2017)

1. Raw materials and main petrochemical processes, steam cracking of hydrocarbons, pyrolysis gas purification and fractionation

2. Propene production by fluid catalytic cracking, propane dehydrogenation and alkene metathesis, production of ethylene and propene from methanol

3. Aromatics production processes, naphtha reforming, dealkylation, transalkylation, toluene disproportionation, xylene isomerization, p-xylene separation

4. Isolation and petrochemical utilization of C4 hydrocarbons - buta-1,3-diene, butenes, isobutene, MTBE

5. Importance and utilization of main polymers, production and utilization of polyethylene

6. Production and utilization of polyvinyl chloride, ethylene oxide, vinyl acetate, alk-1-enes

7. Utilization of propene - polypropylene, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, oxo alcohols, acrylic acid

8. Production and uses of styrene, cyclohexane and amides

9. Production and uses of phenol, aniline, polyethylene terephthalate, phthalic anhydride

10. Production of hydrogen and syngas, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

11. Production and uses of ammonia, methanol and formaldehyde

12. Production and uses of surfactants

13. Production and uses of acetylene and naphthalene

Registration requirements -
Last update: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (25.02.2014)

Organic chemistry I