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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Processes and Equipment in the Ceramic Industry - M107006
Title: Procesy a zařízení v keramickém průmyslu
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N107011
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)
The course gets the students acquainted with devices and processes both in ceramics and cementious industry, comprising the characterization and preparation of raw materials and ceramics mixtures, formation technologies and low/high temperature processing. The aim of this course is to teach the students how to apply appropriate equipments and machines for relevant technological methods and how to understand the formation processes at the ceramics production.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

Describe the basic processes in ceramic production.

Apply the appropriate equipment for indivudual steps in the technology of ceramic industry.

Literature -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (22.02.2018)

Z: Hanykýř V., Kutzendörfer J.: Technologie keramiky, Silikátový svaz, Praha 2008, ISBN978-80-86821-48-1

Z: Valenta L.: Keramická příručka, Silikátový svaz, Praha 2007, ISBN978-80-86821-46-7

D: Z: Reed J. S.: Principles of Ceramics Processing, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 1995, ISBN 0-47L-5972L-X

Learning resources -
Last update: Fialová Jana (04.01.2018)

Syllabus -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (23.02.2018)

1. Ceramic Processing and Ceramic Products, Forming Processing,

2. Types of ceramics according to various aspects, Traditional and Advances Ceramics, Characteristics and Specifications of Ceramic Materials, Chemical and Phase Composition,

3. Particle Size and Shape, Density; (Analytical Techniques, Selecting a Technique, Presentation of Particle Size Data)

4. Beneficiation Process, Process Characterization - Milling, Batching and Mixing, Particle Separation, Concentration and Washing Processes, Agglomeration, Problems

5. Milling and Grinding, Equipment, Loading and Fracture of Particles, Milling Performance, Milling Practice, Particle Size Distribution, Milling Efficiency, Problems

6. Batching and Mixing, Mixing Characteristic, Mixing Mechanisms, Mixing Equipment and Practice, Mixing Performance, Problems

7. Particle Separation, Concentration and Washing Processes (Particle Sizing, Filtration and Washing Processes, Other Particle Concentration Processes, Problems)

8. Granulation, Direct Granulation, Spray Drying, Problems

9. Rheological Behavior of Ceramics Suspensions and Pastes, Colloidal Behavior of Ceramic Suspensions, Importance of Rheological Behavior in Ceramic Processing

10. Processing of Pre-Forming Additives, Liquid and Wetting Agents, Deflocculant and Coagulants, Flocculants, Binders and Bonds, Plasticizers, Lubricant and Preservative,

11. Forming Processes, Pressing, Process Variables In Dry -Pressing, Compaction Behavior, Control of Compact Defects, Isostatic Compaction

12. Plastic - Forming Processes, Equipment and Materials in Extrusion, Extrusion Mechanics, Control Of Extrusion Defects, Injection Molding

13. Casting Processes, Slip Casting and Tape Casting

14. Drying and Firing Processes

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (05.03.2018)

Cemical Engineering I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (20.02.2018)

In order to become eligible for classification the student has to pass a written qualification test. The final exam is oral and concerns the content of the whole lecture course.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.8 50
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50