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General information:
Name:
Chemistry of coal
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
STC-2-106-CF-s
Faculty of:
Energy and Fuels
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy
Field of study:
Chemical Technology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Jodłowski Grzegorz (jodlowsk@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Jodłowski Grzegorz (jodlowsk@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

This module gives deep inview on structure, physico-chemical properties and application of carbonaceous materials. Students experimentally evaluate some of properties of coal and active carbons.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student can demonstrate her/his ability to seek new information and update her/his professional and personal competence TC2A_K01 Report
Skills
M_U002 Student is able to carry out experiments in the physico-chemical laboratory, interpret the obtained results and formulate conclusions TC2A_U02 Report
Knowledge
M_W001 Student is able to define chemical composition and physicochemical and functional properties of carbonaceous materials TC2A_W01 Report
M_W002 Student is able to explain of gaining, technology of processing and use of fossil fuels and carbon based materials TC2A_W02 Participation in a discussion
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
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Social competence
M_K001 Student can demonstrate her/his ability to seek new information and update her/his professional and personal competence + - + - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U002 Student is able to carry out experiments in the physico-chemical laboratory, interpret the obtained results and formulate conclusions - - + - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student is able to define chemical composition and physicochemical and functional properties of carbonaceous materials + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student is able to explain of gaining, technology of processing and use of fossil fuels and carbon based materials + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Course overview
The aim of the course is to acquire a fundamental knowledge on the structure, properties and
chemistry of coal and carbonaceous materials. Students should: 1) understand coal structure
models and the genesis of natural coal, carbonaceous materials sources and physical and
chemical properties of coal and carbonaceous materials; 2) understand the influence of
different parameters of coal structure on the applicability of coals; and 3) be able to carry out
and interpret basic physico-chemical analyses of carbonaceous materials.

Lectures content are:

• Introduction to coal technology, nomenclature and classification
• Theory of coal and organic derivatives genesis and metamorphism.
• Modern models of coal structure.
• Lignite and hard coal structure and microstructure.
• Carbonaceous natural fuels classification and sources.
• Texture and chemistry of coal surface.
• Carbo-chemistry of coal (coal treatment).
• Introduction to coal liquefaction and gasification.
• Review of coal derivatives and semi-products. Modern carbon materials.

Laboratory classes:

The determination of:
• Density of hard coal by pycnometry.
• Decolouring properties of hard and active coals.
• Wetability of hard coal.
• Specific surface area of hard coal.
• Elemental analysis of hard coal.
• Surface groups of hard coal.
• Self-ignition of hard coal.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 58 h
Module ECTS credits 2 ECTS
Participation in lectures 14 h
Participation in laboratory classes 14 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Preparation for classes 5 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 10 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Grading formula: FG=PMWFlabwork*PMGlabwork+PMWFlabtest*PMGlablabtest+PMWFlabrep*PMGlabrep-
Where:
• FG-final grade
• PMWFlabwork– Labolatory works part weighting factor – 0,2
• PMWFlabtest– Labolatory test part weighting factor – 0,5
• PMWFlabrep– Labolatory reports part weighting factor – 0,3
• PMGlabwork- Grade of achieved LOs relevant to laboratory works
• PMGlablabtest-Grade of achieved LOs relevant to Labolatory test
• PMGlabrep Grade of achieved LOs relevant to Labolatory reports
Report contains: short introduction, list of chemicals and apparatuses, set of operations, calculations,
comments (problems, improvements, etc.), conclusions.
All LO weighting factors associated with part of the module (PM) equal 1.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Fundamental knowledge on organic chemistry

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. D.W. van Krevelen, “Coal, Third Edition: Typology – Physics – Chemistry – Constitution”, Elsevier Science Publisher, Amsterdam, 1993
2. James G. Speight, “The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition”, CRC Press, Boca Raton (New York) 2012
3. James G. Speight ,“The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Second Edition”, Taylor&Francis, 1994
4. http://www.iea.org/
5. http://www.worldcoal.org/resources/wca-publications/
6. http://www.coalonline.info/site/coalonline/content/home

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

“Theoretical analysis of methane and carbon dioxide sorption in hard coal from Polish mines”, G. S. JODŁOWSKI, P. BARAN, M. WÓJCIK, Documenta Geonica 2013/1: 9. česko-polská konference ”Geologie uhelných pánví” = 9. czesko-polska konferencja ”Geologia zagłębi węglonośnych” = 9th Czech and Polish conference ”Geology of coal basins” 15.–17.10.2013, Ostrava, eds. Alena Kožušníková. — [Ostrava : s. n.], cop. 2013, s. 182
“Identyfikacja struktury węgla kamiennego z wykorzystaniem sorpcji wielu sorbatów —Identification of bituminous coal structure by using many sorption data”, Grzegorz S. JODŁOWSKI, Marta WÓJCIK, Przemysł Chemiczny 2014 t. 93 nr 12, s. 2038–2041.
“Identifaction of the coal structure using polar and apolar small molecule substances”, Grzegorz JODŁOWSKI, Marta WÓJCIK, ISSHAC-9 : Surface Heterogeneity Effects in Adsorption and Catalysis on Solids : ninth international symposium : [17 – 22 July 2015], Poland, Wrocław, proceedings. — Lublin, 2015, s. 180–181

Additional information:

The overall assessment consist of two steps:
1. Assessment of fulfilling of module learning outcomes and OLOs.
2. Assessment and grading of the quality of students work.
EIT OLOs assessed in the industrial internship:
• Making value judgments and sustainability competencies (EIT OLO 1)
• Research skills and competencies (EIT OLO 5)
• Intellectual transforming skills and competencies (EIT OLO 6)
• Leadership skills and competencies (EIT OLO 7)
The Method of assessments indicated in point description of learning outcomes for modulen icludes assessment of learning outcomes and OLOs