635-2049/01 – Energy by-products (VEP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantorIng. Michaela Topinková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Michaela Topinková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
TOP36 Ing. Michaela Topinková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 21+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - define traditional bonding systems - use theoretical and practical knowledge about waste products from the energy industry (in particular slag and fly ash) - evaluate other possible use of secondary raw materials on the basis their properties - define alkali activated materials and geopolymers and their use

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Production technology of main types of traditional bonding systems. Implementation into building materials. Classification of secondary raw materials. The origin and properties of secondary raw materials. Their possible application. Alkali activated materials and geopolymers. Principle of geopolymerization.

Compulsory literature:

1. PROVIS, John L., van DEVENTER, Jannie S. H. Geopolymers: Structure, processing and industrial applications. Woodhead Publishing, Cornwall, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84569-449-4.

Recommended literature:

1. PROVIS, John L., VAN DEVENTER, Jannie S. J. Alkali Activated Materials. Springer, London. 2014. ISBN 978-94-007-7671-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excurions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Traditional bonding systems – plaster, lime, cement. Raw materials, production • Cement – hydration, properties, use • Implementation into building materials – concretes, castables, aerated concretes • Secondary raw materials from energy processes and their classification • The origin of secondary raw materials, production technology of particular thermal processes • Characteristics, chemical and physical properties of secondary raw materials • Testing methods • Use of secondary raw materials, possibility of their recycling • Alkali activated materials – definition, classification, use, properties • Alkali activators – sodium silicate, sodium silicate solid, sodium hydroxide • Geopolymers – definition, structure, use, properties • Geopolymerization – principle • Geopolymeric cements and concretes

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Winter