541-0967/02 – Technical petrography and fundamentals of silicate chemistry (TPZCHS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, FBIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SLI60 prof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge and comprehension of properties and utilizationation of minerals and rocks. Recognize and describe minerals rock textures and structures. Students should learn: Collect fundamentals of research of rocks and minerals. Describe, clarify and interpret processes of material cycle. Apply analytical methods to describe minerals and rocks. Ilustrate knowledge in examples of utilization of rock. 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

Individual consultations


The purpose of the object is to illustrate the nature of the theory of technical petrography and silicate technology, in terms of the acts of high-temperature chemical and phase equilibrium. Theoretical knowledge is then an essential basis for understanding the processes taking place in the technology of glass, ceramics and inorganic binders. Attention is paid to minerals used in the production of silicate-based materials.

Compulsory literature:

CHATTERJEE, K., K. Uses of Industrial Minerals, Rocks and Freshwater. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2009. KOGEL, J.E. et al. Industrial Minerals & Rocks Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc., 2006. Minerals Engineering. PERGAMON. ISSN: 0892-6875. Lithology and Mineral Resources. Springer. ISSN: 0024-4902 (print version), ISSN: 1608-3229 (electronic version).

Recommended literature:

Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. Springer. ISSN: 0342-1791 (print version), ISSN: 1432-2021 (electronic version). Natural Resources Research. Springer US. ISSN: 1520-7439 (print version), ISSN: 1573-8981 (electronic version). JOM - The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Springer US. ISSN: 1047-4838. Bulletin of Materials Science. Springer India. ISSN: 0250-4707 (print version), ISSN: 0973-7669 (electronic version).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The definition of physical and chemical properties of “industrial” nonsilicate and silicate minerals. Technical utilisation of rocks. Criteria for the utilisation of rocks as crushed aggregate and ornamental stones. Primary and secondary raw materials for glass making and stoneware manufacturing. Petrositales as part of glass-ceramics. Anthropogeneous deposits as a source of non-traditional raw materials in cement, building and other industries. Basic substances and systems. Characteristics of glass.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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