Course Details

Building Materials Chemistry

Academic Year 2022/23

BCA003 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

Present state-of the-art and development of laboratory methods. Special requirements on capability of testing laboratory, bill of credit.
Organization and dislocation of testing laboratory. Sampling and preparation of the samples for analysis. Molar composition, mol, mixtures and calculations of their composition, ways of expressing composition of solutions and mixtures of solids.
Theoretical principles of classic quantitative analysis, gravimetric analysis, titrimetric analysis, neutralization analysis, oxidimetry, reduktometry, complexometry, mercurimetry, argentometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Classical silicate analysis, utilization in testing laboratory in the building industry. Testing of mixing water and aggressive impact water. Theoretical principles of physico-chemical laboratory methods (optical, electroanalytical) and their utilization in building industry. X-ray diffraction analysis. Errors of chemical determinations, processing and interpretation of test results.

Course Guarantor

doc. RNDr. Pavel Rovnaník, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Chemistry

Objective

Subject is focused on acquiring knowledge of present state of laboratory testing methods, processing and interpretation of test results.

Knowledge

Student will be able to analyse basic components building material and binders. He/she will manage to process and analyse resuts obtained from these chemical analysis.

Syllabus

1. Present state-of the-art and development of laboratory methods. Special requirements on capability of testing laboratory, bill of credit.
2. Organization and dislocation of testing laboratory. Separation techniques. Mixtures and calculations of their composition, ways of expressing composition of solutions and mixtures of solids .
3. Classic quantitative analysis, equilibrium of chemical reactions, kinetics of chemical reactions, elecrochemical background of redox reactions.
4. Gravimetric analysis, principle, properties of precipitates, practical carrying out. Calculating gravimetric analyses.
5. Titrimetric analysis, principle, dismemberment, basic materials, indicators. Neutralization analysis, oxidimetry, reductometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating neutralization and redox titration analyses.
6. Complexometry, mercurimetry, argentometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating complexometric titration analyses.
7. Classical silicate analysis, utilization in testing laboratory in the building industry.
8. Chemical analysis of cement. Calculating solubility equilibria.
9. Testing of mixing water and aggressive impact water. Calculating pH.
10. Theoretical principles of physico-chemical laboratory methods – optical: UV, VIS, IR spectrofotometry, AAS, AES and utilization in building industry.
11. X-ray diffraction analysis. Electron microanalysis.
12. Theoretical principles of electro analytical laboratory methods and their utilization in building industry.
13. Thermochemical methods and their utilization in building industry. Errors of chemical determination.

Prerequisites

Basics of general and inorganic chemistry, chemical composition of building materials, chemical calculations and nomenclature.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

5 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/254114

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Present state-of the-art and development of laboratory methods. Special requirements on capability of testing laboratory, bill of credit.
2. Organization and dislocation of testing laboratory. Separation techniques. Mixtures and calculations of their composition, ways of expressing composition of solutions and mixtures of solids .
3. Classic quantitative analysis, equilibrium of chemical reactions, kinetics of chemical reactions, elecrochemical background of redox reactions.
4. Gravimetric analysis, principle, properties of precipitates, practical carrying out. Calculating gravimetric analyses.
5. Titrimetric analysis, principle, dismemberment, basic materials, indicators. Neutralization analysis, oxidimetry, reductometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating neutralization and redox titration analyses.
6. Complexometry, mercurimetry, argentometry and their application in analysis of building materials. Calculating complexometric titration analyses.
7. Classical silicate analysis, utilization in testing laboratory in the building industry.
8. Chemical analysis of cement. Calculating solubility equilibria.
9. Testing of mixing water and aggressive impact water. Calculating pH.
10. Theoretical principles of physico-chemical laboratory methods – optical: UV, VIS, IR spectrofotometry, AAS, AES and utilization in building industry.
11. X-ray diffraction analysis. Electron microanalysis.
12. Theoretical principles of electro analytical laboratory methods and their utilization in building industry.
13. Thermochemical methods and their utilization in building industry. Errors of chemical determination.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Laboratory regulations and dealing with chemicals, cleaning of labware.
2. Neutralization analysis – Standardization of NaOH solution, Determination of the concentration of sulphuric acid solution.
3. Oxidimetric methods – Determination of iron salt by means of dichromatometry.
4. Chelatometry – Determination of calcium and magnesium.
5. Analysis of dolomite – Alkalimetric determination of insoluble carbonates, Chelatometric determination of CaO, MgO – sample preparation.
6. Chelatometrické determination of CaO, MgO – finishing, Water analysis – chemical oxygen demand (Mn) determination.
7. Water analysis – Determination of aggresive CO2 Heyer's test, Determination of water hardness, Potenciometric determination of pH of water.
8. Analysis of silicate – Decomposition of cement with NH4Cl and HCl (1. sample).
9. Analysis of silicate – Precipitation with ammonia (1. sample), Decomposition of cement with NH4Cl and HCl (2.samplea).
10. Analysis of silicate – Determination of SiO2 (1. sample), Chelatometric determination of CaO, MgO, Al2O3 (1. sample).
11. Analysis of silicate – Precipitation with ammonia (2. sample), Determination of SiO2 (2. navážka).
12. Analysis of silicate – Chelatometric determination of CaO, MgO (2. sample), Determination of Fe2O3.
13. Analysis of silicate – Chelatometric determination of Al2O3 (2. sample). Final test.