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Course syllabus CHPP05_6I - Chemistry of Fire and Extingushing Processes (MTF - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava
Course unit title: Chemistry of Fire and Extingushing Processes
Course unit code:
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Name of lecturer:
prof. Ing. Karol Balog, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak
doc. Ing. Jozef Martinka, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak
doc. Ing. Peter Rantuch, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer) - slovak
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student has detailed knowledge of the field of combustion chemistry and combustion chemicals. He is able to describe chemical processes during burning and extinguishing and, on the basis of this knowledge, can estimate the process of burning and fire. The knowledge will continue to be used in the study of fire extinguishing objects and their properties, the theory of fire and explosions, safety engineering and fire safety of buildings.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
- Physical-chemical bases of combustion
- Chemical properties of combustible substances
- Physical properties of flammable substances
- Diffuse and kinetic flame
- Flammability of materials. Ignition and self-ignition of liquids and solids
- Flammable properties of a mixture of vapors and gases with air
- Flammable properties of dust mixtures
- Burning of gases and liquids
- Firing of solids
- Accompanying phenomena when burning
- Environmental aspects of the burning process
- Physical-chemical principles of fire extinguishing
- Water as extinguishing agent. Water based firefighters
- Extinguishing agents in the gaseous state with a physical extinguishing mechanism
- Halogenated hydrocarbons in fire-fighting technology
Recommended or required reading:
JAROSINSKI, J. -- VEYSSIERE, B. Combustion phenomena: Selected Mechanisms of Flame Formation, Propagation, and Extinction. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2009. 220 p. ISBN 978-0-8493-8408-0.
GLASSMAN, I. -- YETTER, R A. Combustion. Burlington : Elsevier, 2008. 773 p. ISBN 978-0-12-088573-2.
GAŽO, J. Všeobecná a anorganická chémia. Bratislava-Praha : Alfa-SNTL, 1981. 804 p.
KALOUSEK, J. Základy fyzikální chemie hoření, výbuchu a hašení. Ostrava : SPBI, 1999. 203 p. ISBN 80-86111-34-2.
WICHTERLOVÁ, J. Chemie nebezpečných anorganických látek. Ostrava : SPBI, 2001. 63 p. ISBN 80-86111-92-X.
BALOG, K. Hasiace látky a ich technológie. Ostrava : SPBI, 2005. 119 p. ISBN 80-86634-49-3.
BALOG, K. Samovznietenie. Ostrava: Edice SPBI Spektrum, 1999. 133 p. ISBN 80-86111-43-1.
COX, G. Combustion Fundamentals of Fire. Oxford: Academic Press, 1995. 476 p. ISBN 0-12-194230-9.
KOŠÍK, M. Polymérne materiály a ich ochrana. Bratislava: ALFA, 1986. 148 p.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Lectures: 2 hours per week, subject to subject syllabus.
Exercises: 2 hours per week, subject to subject syllabuses.
Assesment methods and criteria:
The student receives 2 points (7th week, 13th week - semester), the student can fix up to one of the papers (13th week), better evaluation is included
On the exam, the student can get max. 80 points, the exam is oral
The final score is given by the sum of the continuous assessment and the test score as follows: A = 100 - 92, B = 91.9 - 83, C = 82.9 - 74, D = 73.9 - 65, E = 64.9 - 56, FX = 55.9 - 0
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Work placement(s):
There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

Last modification made by Ing. Erika Kuracinová on 03/17/2020.

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