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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Product Engineering I - N409017
Title: Produktové inženýrství I
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 15 / 15 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing.
Zubov Alexandr Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: SEK409 (17.12.2013)
Modern chemical engineeing is considering not just processes, but also the development of new or innovated products. Fundamental concepts are first introduced for two broad cathegories of soft matter - polymers and colloid systems. In each of these cathegories students not only learn basic theoretical concepts, but also their practical consequences for the design of new or innovation of existing products. Methods of product engineering are then illustrated on example case studies.
Aim of the course -
Last update: SEK409 (17.12.2013)

Students shall be able to:

1. Master the relationships between the molecular architecture and application properties of polymers.

2. Undrestand the effect of reactor conditions on polymer properties.

3. Apply the knowledge of basic theoretical concepts from colloids.

4. Utilize the knowledge of colloids for their stabilization and preparation.

5. Undrestand the differences of product and classical process-oriented chemical engineering.

Literature -
Last update: SEK409 (08.10.2013)

R: Cussler E.L., Moggridge G.D.: Chemical product design (2nd edition), Cambridge Univ. Press (2011). ISBN-13: 978-0-521-16822-9.

R: Young R.J., Lovell P.A.: Introduction to Polymers (3rd edition), CRC Press (2011). ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-3929-5.

R: Hunter R.J.: Introduction to Modern Colloid Science, Oxford University Press (1996). ISBN: 0-19-855386-2.

A: Hamley I.W.: Introduction to Soft Matter, Wiley (2003). ISBN: 0-471-89952-6.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing. (25.09.2013)

PowerPoint files given after lessons.

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing. (25.09.2013)

Lectures and seminars.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing. (25.09.2013)

Two written tests during the course. Two questions at oral exam.

Syllabus -
Last update: Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing. (25.09.2013)

1. Soft matter. Properties of meso-structured materials. Crystalline, semi-crystalline and amorphous materials.

2. Polymers. Relationships between molecular architecture and meso-scale morphology of polymers.

3. Chain length distribution. Moments of distributions. Polydispersity. Gel permeation chromatography.

4. Polycondensation. The effect of chamical reaction equilibrium and stoichiometry on the polycondensation. Gelation.

5. Free-radical polymerization. Reaction mechanism. The effect of chain termination mechanism on polydispersity.

6. Mechanical properties of materials and their temperature dependence. Toughness and impact resistance.

7. Force interactions between atoms, molecules and bodies. Types of non-covalent interactions. Hamacker constant.

8. Types and properties of dispersions. Suspension, emulsion, smoke, fog, foam, aerosols, alloys.

9. Colloids and their classification and properties. Force interactions in colloidal systems.

10. Electrostatic interactions of colloid particles. Electric double layer. DLVO theory. Stability of colloids and coagulation.

11. Surface and interphase tension. Wetting of smooth and rough materials. Adsorption. Laplace and Kelvin equation. Foams.

12. Surfactants. Langmuir adsorption isotherm. Detergents. Critical micelle concentration.

13. Product engineering of speciality products vs chemical engineering of commodity chemicals. Innovations.

14. Case studies of product engineering: coffee cup, heating and ventillation of home, car muffler, ...

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ409 (07.10.2013)

Physical chemistry I or equivalent.

Chemical engineering I or equivalent.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
Účast na seminářích 0,5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 50
Oral examination 50