541-0537/03 – Principles of Silicates Chemistry (ZCHS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr. h. c.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr. h. c.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2001/2002Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
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SLI60 prof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr. h. c.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 14+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is knowledge of silicates physical a chemical properties, as the most important mineral class and comprehension of its attachment on industrial applications. Significant objective is competence to synthesis theoretical informations and its application in processes of silicate technologies. Students should learn analysed the problem, combined theoretical knowledges with its practical utilisation, sumarised obtained knowledges, interpreted findings from the solutions practical problems point of view, generalised created conclusions.

Teaching methods



SiO2 as the most significant oxide of the earth crust, its forms of occurrence. Chemical diffusion, volume flow, characteristics of sintering operations, factors affecting sintering. The nucleation and growth of new phases, the dissolution of solid matters in melts. Characteristics of glass, glass ceramics and ceramics on the base of clay minerals, raw materials and their mixtures. Glass and crystallizing coatings. Refractory acid and basic materials. Inorganic binders. Raw materials for the production of cements, the phase composition of cements. Lime and its properties.

Compulsory literature:

Hlaváč, J. The technology of glass and ceramics. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1983.

Recommended literature:

Ceramics - Silikáty / published by Foundation of Professor Rudolf Bárta, Institute od Chemical Technology in Prague, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. - Praha : Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická [Praha], 1990- ISSN 0862-5468 (print)1804-5847 (online)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Charakteristika silikátů, silikáty jako významná součást technogenních surovin. Silikáty a jejich vznik v procesu slinování. Chování silikátů v procesu solidifikace hydraulických pojiv. Silikáty vysokoteplotních, žárových procesů.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Other task type Other task type 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Oral Oral examination 67  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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