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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Green chemistry - M215010
Title: Zelená chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
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: 16 / unknown (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: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Is interchangeable with: AM215010
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Annotation -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)

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

Literature -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)

internal electronic texts

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)

1. Basic principles of green chemistry

2. Alternative reaction media – ionic liquids, supercritical solvents

3. Process intensification – use of microreactors, microwave radiation and ultrasound

4. Fuel cells – types of fuel cells and their application

5. Lifecycle analysis (LCA) – importance, definition and application in the context of green and sustainable chemistry

6. Selective oxidation – alternative oxidants, case studies of selective oxidations

7. Acidobasic reactions I – solid acid catalysts, case studies of solid-acid-catalyzed reactions

8. Acidobasic reactions II – solid base catalysts, case studies of solid-base-catalyzed reactions

9. Biorefineries – definition, type of biorefineries, products

10. Chemicals from biomass I – principles of biomass upgrading, target products

11. Chemicals from biomass II – case studies of fine chemicals and lubricants

12. „Platform chemicals” – definition, case studies of „platform chemicals”

13. Polymers from renewable raw materials – case studies

14. Advanced biofuels – use of algae and microbial oils, „aqueous phase reforming”

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (26.01.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubička David doc. Ing. Ph.D., MBA (30.01.2018)

The student has to obtain at least 50 points out of 100 possible 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.

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 10
Examination test 60
Oral examination 30