619-0926/02 – Theory of metallurgical processes (TMP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological ProcessesCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOB30 prof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to deepen the basic knowledge of the student acquired in the previous study in the field of theory of metallurgical processes with a focus on modern directions of development, especially in high-temperature processes. After completing the course, the student will have deeper knowledge in the field of thermodynamics and kinetics of technological processes with a focus on metallurgy. He will be able to apply the acquired theoretical principles in technological practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The selection of chapters for thorough study will be made on the basis of the focus of the student's dissertation.

Compulsory literature:

Gupta Ch. K. Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2003, ISBN: 3-527-30376-6

Recommended literature:

Lupis C.H.P.: Chemical Thermodynamics of Materials, Elsevier, New York-Amsterdam-Oxford 1983, ISBN 0-444-00713-X Gaskell D.R.: Introduction to Thermodynamics of Materials, 3rd. Ed., Taylor and Francis, New York-London 1995, ISBN 1-56032-432-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination with written preparation according to the study and examination regulations for study in doctoral study programs; part of the evaluation is the previous submission of a written work on the chosen topic


Other requirements

Short seminar work on a chosen topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Thermodynamics, kinetics and explanation of the mechanism of metallurgical reactions. Thermal dissociation of inorganic compounds. Indirect reduction of oxides, reduction diagrams, technical significance of reduction diagrams of iron oxides. Boudouard reaction and its industrial application. Direct reduction of oxides, reduction diagrams, direct reduction of iron oxides. Topochemical reactions, thermodynamics of new phase nuclei in the old phase. Reduction mechanism, Jander's equation. Kinetics of metal oxidation. Fundamentals of the theory of molten metals, structure and physical properties of molten metals. Crystallization. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Interaction of gases with solid and molten metal, dependence of gas solubility on selected factors. Conditions for the exclusion of gas bubbles from metal melts. Methods for reducing dissolved gases in metals. Molten slags, basic concepts, classification of ions in slags, ionic potential, alkalinity of slags. Physicochemical properties of slags and methods of studying slags. Theory and models of ionic melts, thermodynamic description of an ideal and real ionic solution. Physico-chemical analysis of refining processes. Refining reactions - desulphurization, dephosphorization, deoxidation in terms of ideas about slag theory. Non-metallic phases in metal. Inclusions, origin and floatation, thermodynamic and kinetic factors of inclusion growth. Modern trends in metallurgy.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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