Course detail

Building Materials Chemistry

FAST-BC002Acad. year: 2019/2020

Present state-of the-art and development of laboratory methods. Special requirements on capability of testing laboratory, bill of credit.
Organization and dislocation of testing laboratory. Sampling and preparation of the samples for analysis. Molar composition, mol, mixtures and calculations of their composition, ways of expressing composition of solutions and mixtures of solids.
Theoretical principles of classic quantitative analysis, gravimetric analysis, titrimetric analysis, neutralization analysis, oxidimetry, reduktometry, complexometry, mercurimetry, argentometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Classical silicate analysis, utilization in testing laboratory in the building industry. Testing of mixing water and aggressive impact water. Theoretical principles of physico-chemical laboratory methods (optical, electroanalytical) and their utilization in building industry. X-ray diffraction analysis. Errors of chemical determinations, processing and interpretation of test results.

Department

Institute of Chemistry (CHE)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to analyse basic components building material and binders. He/she will manage to process and analyse resuts obtained from these chemical analysis.

Prerequisites

Basics of general and inorganic chemistry, chemical composition of building materials, chemical calculations and nomenclature.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Present state-of the-art and development of laboratory methods. Special requirements on capability of testing laboratory, bill of credit.
2. Organization and dislocation of testing laboratory. Separation techniques. Mixtures and calculations of their composition, ways of expressing composition of solutions and mixtures of solids .
3. Classic quantitative analysis, equilibrium of chemical reactions, kinetics of chemical reactions, elecrochemical background of redox reactions.
4. Gravimetric analysis, principle, properties of precipitates, practical carrying out. Calculating gravimetric analyses.
5. Titrimetric analysis, principle, dismemberment, basic materials, indicators. Neutralization analysis, oxidimetry, reductometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating neutralization and redox titration analyses.
6. Complexometry, mercurimetry, argentometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating complexometric titration analyses.
7. Classical silicate analysis, utilization in testing laboratory in the building industry.
8. Chemical analysis of cement. Calculating solubility equilibria.
9. Testing of mixing water and aggressive impact water. Calculating pH.
10. Theoretical principles of physico-chemical laboratory methods – optical: UV, VIS, IR spectrofotometry, AAS, AES and utilization in building industry.
11. X-ray diffraction analysis. Electron microanalysis.
12. Theoretical principles of electro analytical laboratory methods and their utilization in building industry.
13. Thermochemical methods and their utilization in building industry. Errors of chemical determination.

Aims

Subject is focused on acquiring knowledge of present state of laboratory testing methods, processing and interpretation of test results.

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-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer