14MHNH6 - Technology of acids, alkalies and fertilizers

Course specification
Course titleTechnology of acids, alkalies and fertilizers
Study programmeChemical engineering
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    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalApplication of knowledge attained in previous courses on understanding and solving the practical problems in technolology of acids, alkalies and fertilizers. The course implies the fundamentals of procedures, apparatus, technological regimes, material- and energy balances.
    The outcomeStudents learn about industrial production of the sulfuric, nitric and phosphoric acids, synthetic ammonia, soda and caustic soda, and the mineral fertilizers: phosphoric, nitrogenous, potassic fertilizers, carbamide, complex and mixed fertilizers.
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction: development of technology of acids, alkalies and fertilizers, current state and tendencies ; Production of sulfuric acid by contact process ; Production of nitric acid by ammonia oxidation ; Production of phosphoric acid by electrothermal and dihydratation process ; Ammonia synthesis ; Sodium carbonate and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) technology ; Phosphoric fertilizers ; Nitrogenous and potassic fertilizers ; Carbamide ; Complex fertilizers and new types of mineral fertilizers. ;
    Contents of exercisesDetermination of sulfur (IV) oxide content in the gas mixture ; Determination of the total alkalinity in soda ; Determination of the sodium-hydroxide content in the caustic soda ; Analysis of the single and triple superphosphate: determination of the phosphor (V) oxide content dissolved in water ; Analysis of the nitrogenous fertilizers
    1. O. T. Fasullo, “Sulfuric Acid, Use and Handling”, McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, 1965.
    2. W. W. Duecker, J. R. West, “The Manufacture of Sulfuric Acid”, Reinhold Inc., New York, 1959.
    3. F. D. Miles, “Nitric acid-Manufacture and Uses”, Oxford University Press, London, 1961.
    4. I. Moldovan, N. Popovici, G. Chivu, “The Technology of Mineral Fertilizers”, The British Sulphur Corp. Lim., London, 1969.
    5. Lectures notes
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures combined with numerical examples and laboratory work
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessons20Oral examination50