Course detail

Binders 2

FAST-BJ016Acad. year: 2018/2019

Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, theoretical principles of production. The quick-setting gypsum production, anhydrite binders, slow-setting gypsum, Sorel’s magnesium cement, raw materials, preparation, properties. Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production. Kilns for burning of lime, technologic production systems. Properties of quick lime, utilization in building industry. Hydraulic lime, raw materials, technology of production, properties and utilization. Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, fuels, process of clinker burning. Kilns for clinker burning. Heat balances of individual kiln systems. Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of waste dust, main properties of Portland cement.
Mineralogy of clinker, Portland cement hydration. Special cements.

Department

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Theoretical and Technological Fundamentals of Inorganic Building Binders, namely the chemistry and technology of plaster, lime and cement manufacture.

Prerequisites

Physics, building materials, chemistry and technology of binders

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

conference Binders, cooperation on projects of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. The course consists of lectures and laboratory sessions. Information is presented to students in the form of lectures. In laboratory exercises, students work in groups and carry out the assigned tasks according to exercises plan. The output of each exercise is protocol with the evaluation of the measured values.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit – attendance at seminars, completion submissions of all seminar reports in required length, form, quality and time, test (pass mark at least 60 %).
The final exam consists of a written and oral part.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, and theoretical principles of production.
2. Manufacture of quick setting gypsum, properties and hydration of gypsum.
3. Gypsum binders, anhydrite binders, slow setting gypsum.
4. Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
5. Kilns for lime burning, technological production systems.
6. Properties of quick limes and their utilization in the building industry, in other branches of industry and ecology.
7. Hydraulic lime, raw materials, production, burning process and hydration, hydraulic lime utilization in the building industry.
8. Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, methods of manufacture.
9. Raw mix preparation, fuels, and the process of Portland clinker burning. Utilization of secondary fuels.
10. Shaft kilns, rotary kilns, sintering grates for cement clinker burning.
11. Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of flue dust.
12. Clinker mineralogy and Portland cement hydration.
13. Special sorts of cements.Sorrel´s binder, raw materials, preparation, properties, utilization in building industry.

Aims

Brief fundamentals of General Physical Chemistry concerning the state of aggregates, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, processes on boundaries between phases, sorption effects and basic phenomena of disperse systems – Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry of Silicate Structures, theory of melts and glass, theory of reactions in solid phase.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, and theoretical principles of production.
2. Manufacture of quick setting gypsum, properties and hydration of gypsum.
3. Gypsum binders, anhydrite binders, slow setting gypsum.
4. Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
5. Kilns for lime burning, technological production systems.
6. Properties of quick limes and their utilization in the building industry, in other branches of industry and ecology.
7. Hydraulic lime, raw materials, production, burning process and hydration, hydraulic lime utilization in the building industry.
8. Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, methods of manufacture.
9. Raw mix preparation, fuels, and the process of Portland clinker burning. Utilization of secondary fuels.
10. Shaft kilns, rotary kilns, sintering grates for cement clinker burning.
11. Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of flue dust.
12. Clinker mineralogy and Portland cement hydration.
13. Special sorts of cements.Sorrel´s binder, raw materials, preparation, properties, utilization in building industry.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Laboratory order, theoretical description of the test procedures
2. Testing of Gypsum - Test methods according to ČSN 72 2301 and ČSN EN 13279
3. Testing of lime - Test methods according to ČSN EN 459
4. Determination of specific surface of cement; Determination of fineness of cement
5. Determination of volume stability of cement; Determination of the type of cement microscopically
6. Testing parameters setting and strength of cement
7. Testing the properties of blended cements
8. Monitoring the hydration process of gypsum
9. Design and calculation of raw meal for the production of clinker
10. Tests binders based on calcium sulfate (CAB, CAC)
11. Masonry cement - Test methods according to ČSN EN 413
12. Excursion
13. Credit

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