Technological Processes of Inorganic Industry

NAME OF THE COURSE Technological Processes of Inorganic Industry



Year of study


Course teacher

Prof Pero Dabić

Credits (ECTS)


Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)






Status of the course


Percentage of application of e-learning

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Course objectives

Gaining knowledge about the basics of technological processes of inorganic industry and the significance of technological processes in the economy and the practical implementation, with particular emphasis on the economy and sustainable development setting.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Exercises in Technological Processes of Inorganic Industry

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam, students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of basic technological processes and allows them to be independent:
- Systematize the basic technological processes
- Interpret technological processes through conceptual, ideological and procedural and process diagrams
Knowledge of:
- Modes of combustion and fuel quality, and necessary calculations
- Basic catalytic inorganic processes
- Fundamentals of crystallization and precipitation of inorganic salts and obtaining, displays a two, three - and four component system using diagrams
- Procedures for the preparation of process water: flocculation and sedimentation, water softening, demineralization - ion exchange, reverse osmosis and electrodialysis

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Week 1: Introduction, course content, basic definitions, basic technological processes and systematization display processes using diagrams, processes and sustainable development
Week 2: Oxidation and reduction processes during the combustion parameters of judgment of quality fuel stoichiometric ratio of fuel to air-surplus costs, the amount and composition of flue gas, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium processes and mechanisms at combustion
Week 3: Examples of industrial gases and combustion of liquid fuels, chemical
Breeding of solid fuel, the oxidation of sulfur, nitrogen and phosphorus, and obtaining of inorganic acids
Week 4: Processes of oxidation and reduction in electrochemical processes, electrolysis of molten electrolyte, basic catalytic inorganic processes;
Week 5: Seminar (tasks): fuel, industrial electrolysis, basic catalytic processes
Week 6: Hydrogenation processes and the synthesis of ammonia
Week 7: I. Partial colloquium, processes of dissolution and crystallization (precipitation) in aqueous systems
Week 8: Three-component systems and the balance in three component systems
Week 9: Four-component systems and their representations
10th week: Basic processes of extraction and separation of mineral salts, getting
of KNO3, kaustification of soda,
11th week: Aqueous dispersion of colloids, flocculation and sedimentation of colloids
Week 12: Basic processes in the procedures for the preparation of water in industry-depositional processes
13th week: Seminar (tasks): processes of melting and crystallization in multicomponent systems, decarbonisation and softening water demineralisation
Week 14: demineralization of water, processes with ion exchange, reverse
osmosis and electrodialysis
Week 15: II. Partial preliminary examination, repetition of important issues relevant to the course
oral exam

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities


Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance




Practical training


Experimental work







Seminar essay





Oral exam




Written exam






Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Continuous evaluation:
Written examination can be laid across two exams during the semester. Pass rate threshold is 60%. Each colloquium in assessing participates with 20%, oral exam with 50% and the presence of lectures in 80-100% amount is 10% of the final grade.
Final evaluation:
Students who have passed one colloquium, it is recognized as part of the exam (20% score). The remaining part is laid in the regular examination periods.
Students who did not pass any colloquium, written exam in the regular examination periods laid the whole subject matter. Prague passing is 60% and a written examination form part of the assessment with 40%.
Rating: sufficient (60-70%), good (71-80%), very good (81-90%), excellent (91-100%).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)


Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

P. Krolo, P. Dabić, D. Barbir, Praktikum iz tehnoloških procesa anorganske industrije, nastavni tekstovi za predavanja i vježbe, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet Split, 2014.



R. Krstulović, Tehnološki procesi anorganske industrije, Sveučilište Split, Tehnološki fakultet u Splitu, Split, 1986.


J. A. Moulin, M. Makkee, A. E. Van Diepeen, Chemical Process Technology, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, 2013.


Encyclopedia of separation technology, vol I-II., Ed., D. M. Rurhven, A. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1997.


Gray, N. F., Water Technology, 2nd ed., Elsevier Science & Technology Books, Amsterdam, 2005.


M. L. Souza-Santos, Solid fuels combustion and gasification: modeling, simulation, and equipment operations, CRC Press, New York, 2010.


Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

J. N. Lalena, D. A. Cleary, Principles of Inorganic Materials Design, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2005.
McAllister, S., Chen, J. Y., Fernandez-Pello, A. C., Fundamentals of Combustion Processes, Springer, New York, 2011.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- Keeping records of class attendance
- Annual Performance analysis Examination
- Monitoring suggestions and reactions of participants during the semester
- Student survey

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)