Course detail

Laboratory Classes in the Preparation and Test Methods II

FCH-MCO_PTM2_PAcad. year: 2020/2021

Determination of moisture, determination of loss on ignition, COD test, rational analysis of ceramic raw materials, determination of solids volume, determination of hygroscopicity, determination of sorption capacity, determination of carbonates in soils, gravimetric sedimentation analysis, adsorption of organic dyes determination of density of ceramic body, determination of water absorption of ceramic body, determination of capillary capacity and chemical resistance of ceramic body.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experimental experience with tests and analyzes of ceramic raw materials.
Experimental experience with tests and analyzes of ceramic materials.
Understanding the principle of test methods.
Knowledge of non-destructive methods of material testing.
Overview of standard literature.


Basic knowledge frm physics, mathematics, chemistry a silicate technology


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ptáček P, Opravil T, Šoukal F, Havlica J, Praktikum z preparativních a testovacích metod II., VUT v Brně 2012. ISBN 978-80-214-4435-5 (CS)
Bláha J. a kol.: Příručka pro práci v laboratoři technologie silikátů. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1987. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 4 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit test (45 min) verifying the knowledge of the course of laboratory procedures and tests.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Determination of humidity, density and loss on ignition
2) COD test
3) Rational analysis of ceramic raw materials
4) Determination of hygroscopicity
5) Liquidation tests of casting suspensions
6) Determination of thixotropy
7) Determination of solubles content
8) Determination of sorption capacity
9) Determination of carbonates in soils
10) Sedimentation analysis by hydrometer
11) Adsorption of anogranic dyes
12) Determination of pH of ceramic raw materials and masses
13) Bigot curve


The aim is to increase the student's ability to understand the preparation and testing methods used in research and technology laboratories. Students will acquire practical skills with devices and procedures used in the analysis and testing of ceramic materials.

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

Reports from individual works till 7 day after work.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer