Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΒιομηχανική Ανόργανη Χημεία / Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000779

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and b) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course the students should be able to • have global knowledge on fundamental concepts (basic principles) linked to principal classes of reactions and raw materials used in industrial chemical production and management of reactions associated with important industrial materials • account for industrial production and use of important inorganic compounds (from acids to fertilizers), and provide examples of the properties of derived substances-materials from a social perspective – environment, use and resources • evaluate the importance of Industrial Chemistry in contemporary chemical engineering. • develop critical perception on judgment and sensitivity to problems connected with safety and environmental sustainability. • analyze simplified chemical processes (kinetics, thermodynamics, mass and energy balances) involving reagent treatment, reactivity, product separation and purification, and to evaluate dangerous and flammable reaction mixtures processes. • acquire experimental skills on key laboratory scale processes linked to data collection and treatment, assembly of scientific lab reports on industrial processes. Emphasis is given on parameterization of factors contributing to the design and experimental analysis of simple experimental and theoretical approaches to studying reactions linked to diagnostics and production of key inorganic substances.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The theoretical part of the course includes the following: Chemical Technology-Inorganic Chemistry-Basic procedures in Chemical Industry- Row Materials-Energy-Water- Physicochemical Process Analysis(Binary-Tertiary Systems). Production of Hydrogen: Conversion with water vapor method-Partial oxidation method-Catalysts-Mechanisms-Kinetics-Carbon deposition-Photoelectrochemical decomposition of water-Fuel cells- Ammonia production-Thermodynamic equilibrium-Preparation of the reaction mixture-Catalysts-Mechanism-Kinetics-Nitric acid production-Catalysts-Mechanism- Kinetics-Nitric acid condensation-Sulfuric acid production-Sulfur combustion- SO2 oxidation-Thermodynamic equilibrium-Catalysts- Mechanisms-Kinetics-Sulfuric acid condensation-Inorganic Fertilizers-Phosphoric fertilizers-Simple-Double Hyperphosphates- Ammoniation of Phosphates-Polyphosphates-Nitrogen Fertilizers-Ammonium nitrate-Urea-Ammonium sulphate-Glass production-Kinds of Glass-Raw materials-Production process-Portland Cement Production-Raw materials-Indices- Production process-Ceramics-Technology-Species-Raw materials- Production process. The experimental part of the course includes the following experiments: 1. Physical and chemical examination of soil 2. Fertilizers - Properties 3. Flocculation in ceramic materials 4. The industrial Solvay method in the production of sodium carbonate 5. Glasses – Production and properties 6. Clays – Materials and properties 7. Study of optical materials 8. Electrochemical production and purification of metals
Inorganic, Chemical Technology, Liquid and solid fuels, Contemporary fuel technology, Catalysis, Fertilizers, Ceramics, Glasses
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
During class recitations, the following Information Technology and Communications means are employed: 1. Personal PCs and University Servers 2. Scientific videos For student communication, the following media are employed: 1. E-mail 2. Phone communication 3. Skype
Course Organization
Laboratory Work341.1
Reading Assigment160.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities80.3
Written assigments260.9
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the students is based on a) written laboratory reports, and b) written exams during the final examinaiton period of the semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1." ΧΗΜΙΚΗ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ" Βατάλη Αργύρη, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004. 2. "ΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΙΚΗ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ", Σδούκου Α,Πομώνη Φ, Εκδόσεις Γ. Τσόλη, Ιωάννινα, 1985.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Industrial Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karl Heinz Büchel, Professor Hans-Heinrich Moretto, Professor Dr. Peter Woditsch, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2007. 2. Inorganic Chemistry: An Industrial and Environmental Perspective. T. W. Swaddle. Academic Press, London, 1997. 3. An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry: Alan Heaton, Third Edition. Chapman and Hall, London, 1996.
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