- The course is a substitute for:
- Chemistry (123CS01)
- Department of Material Engineering and Chemistry
Lectures deal with the basic chemical principles in the branches as general, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Instances of topics are composition, properties and behaviour of water, soil, air, wood, macromolecular compounds, inorganic binders, metals and other materials used in civil engineering.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Introduction to chemistry studies, principles of general chemistry, inorganic and organic compounds nomenclature.
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, Chemical reactions, kinetics of chemical reactions.
Water: water circulations in nature, physico-chemical water properties, chemical composition, substances presence in water and their importance.
Water: drinking and sewage water, water purification, water in building, ram water, water protection.
Air and atmosphere: atmosphere composition, atmospheric pollution, dispersion and diffusion of pollutants in atmosphere, reactions in atmosphere, atmosphere protection.
Soil: composition, properties, pollution, soil chemistry, soil in building, soil protection, remediation of contaminated soil.
Chemical composition of building raw materials (primary and secondary), chemistry of inorganic bonding compounds I.
Chemistry of inorganic bonding compounds II, aggregates.
Chemical properties of glass, ceramics, and refractories.
Metals in building (fundamental and chemical properties, corrosion, preventions against corrosion).
Macromolecular compounds on carbon and silica basis, plastics in building (fundamental and chemical properties) Wood and cellulose, asphalt, tar.
Degradation of non-metal building materials - physical, chemical, and biological. Sampling and sample preparation, fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Mistakes of chemical analysis.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
1. Inorganic binders I: air cements,their production, hardening, behavior and application.
2. Inorganic binders II: hydraulic cements, their production, hardening, behavior and application.
3. Chemical properties of glass, ceramics, and refractories.
4. Wood, cellulin and resin. Macromolecular compounds on carbon and siliceous basis.
5. Metals in civil engineering.
6. Corrosion and degradation of building materials.
7. Chemical analysis, theoretical principles, sampling and measurements error.
8. Basic chemical and physico-chemical principles.
9. Chemical nomenclature, reactions and calculations.
10. Water: water circulations in nature, physico-chemical water properties, chemical composition etc.
11. Water: drinking and sewage water, water purification, water in building, water protection. Water: main pollutants and their effect on the aquatic environment
12. Air and atmosphere: composition, properties, air pollution and protection. Main pollutants and their effect
13. Soil: composition, properties, pollution and protection. Main pollutants and their effect
- Study Objective:
The goal of study is orientation in chemical processes taking place in environment and building materials. Student is well oriented in chemical nature of building materials, raw materials and production of them. She/he is able to evaluate degradation processes of building materials.
- Study materials:
! Russell, J. B. (1992): GENERAL CHEMISTRY. Mc Graw-Hill, Inc., New York, ISBN 0-07-054445-X
? Malone, L. J. (1994): BASIC CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY. John Wiley and Sons., Inc., New York, ISBN 0-471-53590-7
? Pepper, I.L., Gerba, C.P., Brusseau, M.L. (1996). POLLUTION SCIENCE. Academic Press. London. ISBN 0-12-550660-0
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- Building Structures (compulsory course)