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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Green chemistry - M215010
Title: Zelená chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainable Fuels and Green Chemistry (228)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kubička David prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Is interchangeable with: AM215010
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Students will learn basic principles of green and sustainable chemistry. Special attention is paid both to introduction of general concepts, such as the use of alternative solvents, non-traditional energy sources (microwave radiation, ultrasound), process intensification, and to demonstration of the use of green chemistry in industrial practice. This includes use of selective oxidants, solid acid and base catalysts, upgrading of biomass to afford high added value products and advanced biofuels. Introduced are also the concepts of biorefineries and platform chemicals.
Last update: Kubička David (26.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will learn:

General concepts of green chemistry

Alternative reaction media and possibilities of the intensification of chemical processes

Possibilities of biomass utilization for production of fine chemicals

Current trends in biomass utilization as an alternative to petrochemical processes

Last update: Kubička David (26.01.2018)
Literature -

Green chemistry and catalysis / Roger Arthur Sheldon, Isabel Arends, and Ulf Hanefeld

Methods and reagents for green chemistry : an introduction / edited by Pietro Tundo, Alvise Perosa, Fulvio Zecchini

Engineering green chemical processes : renewable and sustainable design / Thomas F. DeRosa

Last update: Kubička David (26.01.2018)
Learning resources -

internal electronic texts

Last update: Kubička David (26.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Basic principles of green chemistry

2. Case studies

3. Ideal green reaction - metrics, stoichiometry reactions, reducing reagents, waste mitigation

4. Ideal green reaction - green solvents and solvent-free reactions

5. Ideal green reaction - process intensification and energy efficiency

6. Green reactions - catalysis general concept + selective oxidation

7. Green reactions – acid-base reactions, Grignard reaction + others

8. Chemical resources - fossil and biomass feedstock, fossil fuel production, biorefineries

9. Chemical resources - biomass valorization – waste to energy, waste to fuels

10. Chemical resources - biomass – waste to chemicals - platform chemicals

11. Chemical resources - biomass - polymers, plastics recycling

12. Life cycle assessment

13. Future application - mitigation on molecular design, degradation

14. Final project

Last update: Aubrecht Jaroslav (15.09.2023)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Kubička David (26.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -

The student has to defend three case studies in the field of Green Chemistry and obtain at least 50 % of points in the written part of the exam to conclude successfully the studies. In the oral part of the exam, the student will, if necessary, explain and amend his/her answers given in the written part of the exam.

Last update: Aubrecht Jaroslav (15.09.2023)
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
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 40
Examination test 40