Students for the course are expected to: gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and applications of modern ceramics chemistry with applications in chemical engineering. To develop their personal skills and critical judgment on basic knowledge of general, inorganic chemistry and chemistry of advanced materials and understand the theoretical and applied pillars of general and inorganic chemistry, and will be in a position to apply the relevant principles in chemical engineering. To gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of qualitative chemical research in modern ceramics chemistry and understand its role in chemical engineering and current applications in modern hybrid technological materials. To get trained on methodological and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary chemical engineering researcher in the specific field
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Basic ceramic raw materials.
2. Ceramic compositions - Compositions of selected ceramic products.
3. Ceramic powders (Definitions, characterization, preparation, preparation machines, mixing methods, suspensions and drying).
4. Molding of ceramic masses (Molding of grain suspension into molds, molding of soft-hard plastic mass, shaping of ceramic powder).
5. Drying of molded ceramics (Moisture distribution, internal moisture flow, evaporation, drying types, drying process controls)
6. Thermal treatment of molded ceramics - Fusion (Introduction, moving force, mechanisms, multiphase materials, phase diagram elements, ceramic kilns, heat treatments, controls, kiln fuels and selection).
7. Properties of Ceramic Products, Characterization and Controls (Properties of Selected Ceramic Products - Chemical, Mineral and Technological Characterization - Basic Controls of Mechanical, Thermal, Optical and Electrical Characteristics - Specifications - Standards).
8. Advanced ceramics (Categories, principles of manufacturing methods, applications)
9. Ceramic industry machinery.
10. Production flow charts of selected ceramic products.
11. Video presentations of selected ceramics production industries.
Ceramics, synthesis, composition, machinery, industry, applications, advanced materials
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ceramic Materials: Processes, Properties and Applications
Editor(s): Philippe Boch, Jean-Claude Niepce,
ISTE Ltd, 2007
2. Ceramic Materials – Progress in Modern Ceramics
Edited by Feng Shi
Published by InTech, 2012
3. C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton – Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering
4. Advances in Ceramics - Characterization, Raw Materials, Processing, Properties, Degradation and Healing
Edited by Costas Sikalidis,
Publisher: InTech, 2011
5. Ceramic Materials, Science and Engineering
Authors: Carter, C. Barry, Norton, M. Grant
Springer-Verlag New York, 2013