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Petroleum Technology I - N215008
Title: Technologie ropy I
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M215001
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Blažek Josef doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M215001
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Students become acquainted with the origin of petroleum, its resources, production, consumption, transport and storage. They get to know about petroleum composition, its pretreatment and distillation. The rest of the course is then devoted to refining processes, namely to thermal and catalytic cracking, hydrocracking and hydrotreating of petroleum fractions, reforming and isomerization of gasolines, production of gasolines by alkylation a polymerization, production of ethers a mineral oil. The mechanism of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon petroleum components cracking as well hydrotreating reactions is explained. Individual variants of these refining technologies and their developing trends, the catalysts used and products obtained and their properties are presented including ecological aspects.
Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Aim of the course -

Students will know:

Origin of petroleum, methods of its production, transportation and storage and composition of petroleum and its fractions.

Chemistry of thermal and catalytical cracking, hydrocracking and hydrotreating of petroleum fractions and residues.

Improvement of gasoline properties by reforming and isomerization, production of gasoline fractions by alkylation and polymerization.

Variants of these refining technologies and their developing trends, catalysts, products and their properties.

Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Literature -

R: Gary J.H., Handwerk G.E.: Petroleum Refining, Technology and Economics, 3rd edition, Marcel Dekker, New York, USA, 1994, ISBN 0-8247-9157-6

A: Petroleum Refining, Vol. 3, Conversion Processes (Ed. Leprince P.), Editions Technip , Paris, France, 2001, ISBN 2-7108-0779-3

Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Learning resources -

Blažek J.: Petroleum Technology I, lectures provided to students in electronic form

Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Syllabus -

1. Origin and production of oil, its reserves and consumption, stocks and consumption of other fossil fuels

2. Search for oil deposits, oil extraction

3. Reserves, production, consumption, price, transport and storage of oil, crude oil in the Czech Republic

4. Chemical and fractional composition of crude oil, hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon oil components, classification of crude oil

5. Oil desalination, atmospheric and vacuum distillation of oil

6. Thermal cracking of high-boiling petroleum fractions (chemistry, hydrocarbon and hetero compound reactions, standard thermal cracking, visbreaking, coking, product properties)

7. Catalytic cracking of high-boiling petroleum fractions (chemistry, reactor type processes, product properties, FCC feedstock treatment)

8. Catalytic hydrocracking of high-boiling petroleum fractions (chemistry, processes according to raw material and reactor type, product properties)

9. Hydrogenation refining of petroleum fractions, removal of mercaptans, dearomatization, production of hydrogen, isolation of acid gases, treatment of sulfane into sulfur

10. Gasoline reforming and isomerization (chemistry, processes according to reactor type, product properties), butane isomerization

11. Production of gasoline components by alkylation and polymerization, production of ethers (chemistry, processes according to type of catalyst, product properties)

12. Production of base oils (chemistry, deasphalting, refining, dewaxing, refining, product properties, production of polyalphaolefins)

13. Types of refineries, complexity of refineries, crude oil processing in the Czech Republic

Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Registration requirements -

Organic chemistry I

Last update: Blažek Josef (23.09.2019)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 3.5 98
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 70
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 30