Petrochemistry - P215001
Title: Petrochemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainable Fuels and Green Chemistry (228)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kubička David prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Is interchangeable with: AP215001
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Only DSP students who have not completed the M215003 Petrochemistry course in Master's degree can register for this subject. The course introduces students to the production and use of the most high-tonnage chemicals which are produced mainly from petroleum fractions and natural gas. Graduates will gain an overview of the production and use of ethylene, propylene, buta-1,3-diene, benzene, toluene, xylenes, hydrogen, ammonia and other substances.
Last update: Blažek Josef (26.10.2018)
Aim of the course -

After completing the course, students will understand the raw material base for production of high-tonnage organic chemicals, will understand the production processes of high-tonnage organic chemicals and application of these chemicals in the production of various plastics, rubbers, resins, fibres, detergents and other important products.

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Literature -

B: Meyers R. A. (Editor-in Chief): Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes. McGraw-Hill, 2005, ISBN 0-07-141042-2

B: Weissermel K., Arpe H. J.: Industrial Organic Chemistry. 3rd edition, VCH, A Wiley Company, Weinheim, Federal Republic of Germany, 1997, ISBN 3-527-28838-4

C: Wittcoff H. A., Reuben B. G.: Industrial Organic Chemicals. John Wiley and sons, Inc., New York, USA, 1996, ISBN 0-471-54036-6

C: Chauvel A., Lefebvre G.: Pertochemical Processes, Technical and Economic Characteristics. Éditions Technip, 1989, ISBN 2-7108-0561-8

Last update: Blažek Josef (26.07.2018)
Learning resources -

Blažek J., Lederer J., Herynk T.: Petrochemistry. Lectures provided to students in electronic form

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry:

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Requirements to the exam -


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Syllabus -

The first block of the subject is devoted to the overview of raw materials and production of basic petrochemicals, i.e. ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene and xylenes. The second block of teaching is devoted to the use of these basic petrochemicals in the production of other large-scale chemicals used in the manufacture of various plastics, rubbers, resins, fibres, detergents and other important products. The third block deals with the production of hydrogen, synthesis gases (hydrogen + carbon monoxide) and the use of these gases in the production of hydrocarbons, ammonia and methanol, and the use of these chemicals. The fourth block is devoted to the production and use of surfactants, acetylene and naphthalene.

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Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -

2 interim tests

Final test

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