617-0419/02 – Coal Treatment (ÚU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Pánek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Pánek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOU37 Mgr. Ivan Koutník, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is providing informations allowing students to articulate: • Basic principles of coal preparation, • Principles of contolling in coal preparation technologies • Ecological and economical aspects of coal utilization in metallurgy

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Other activities


Coal, its origin and properties. The role of coal in the new metallurgical technologies. Theoretical introduction into physical methods of the coal treatment (separation, flotation, grinding, drainage, milling, mixing). Technology and equipment for the coal treatment. Preparation of coal for the coke production from theoretical and practical point of view. Ekological and economic aspects of the coal utilization (current status and the future).

Compulsory literature:

By agreement with the course guarantee.

Recommended literature:

By agreement with the course guarantee.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Origin of coal and its major world resources. current status and the future in the global economy. 2. Utilization of coal in metalurgy. 3. Physical, chemical and physico-chemical properties of coal. Requirements for the specific characteristics of coal used in the metallurgical coke production. 4. Theoretical introduction in physical methods of the coal treatment. 5. Separation of coal by use of gravity, flotation and drainage. Technology, equipment and water management. 6. Milling and grinding technology and equipment. Special preparation of coal for the coking process. 7. Preparation of coal blends. Mixing and dispensing, technology and equipment. 8. Contemporary theories of coke making process in terms of achieving the optimal coke properties. 9. Models for determining of the coal blends composition (statistical methods and neural network methods). 10. Coal drying and overheating. 11. Utilization of brown coal in metallurgy. Experience and perspectives of the new technologies in pig iron production. 12.Utilization of pulverized coal in metallurgy as a reducing agent and carburiser. 13.Ekological aspects of the coal utilization in metallurgy. Clean Coal Technology. 14.Ekonomic aspects and perspectives of the coal utilization in world and in the Czech Republic.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Summer semester, validity until: 2016/2017 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 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3909) Process Engineering (2811R002) Fuel Chemistry and Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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