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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Petrology and Technology of Coal - MG421P33
Title: Petrologie a technologie uhlí
Czech title: Petrologie a technologie uhlí
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2009
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D.
Ing. Ivana Sýkorová, DrSc.
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Annotation -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (18.05.2012)
Students will acquire strong skills in recognition of the genetic types of coals, their macro and micropetrographic composition and structures, and they will be able to interpret these data in terms of hydrological history of mire, sedimentary environment and diagenetic history.
Literature -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

Recommended literature:

Stach, E., Mackowsky, M. Th., Teichmüller, M., Taylor, D. G., Chandra, D. & Teichmüller, R. (1982): Stach´s Textbook of Coal Petrology.- 3rd edn. Borntraeger, Berlin. 428 pp.

Taylor, G.H., TeichmÜller, M., Davis, A., Diessel, C.F.K., Littke, R. & Robert, P. (1998): Organic petrology.- Gebrüder Borntraeger. Berlin Stuttgart. 704 pp.

Diessel, C.F.K. (1992): Coal-Bearing Depositional Systems.- Springer-Verlag. 721 pp.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (25.10.2019)

Active participation in lessons, and, especially in practical part of the course.

Oral examination, constituent part of the examination is an maceral analysis of selected coal sample.

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Opluštil, Ph.D. (18.05.2012)

The course consists of theoretical and practical parts.

Theoretical part:

1. Introduction - genesis of coal (biochemical and geochemical phases)

2. Genetic types of coal (sapropelites, humites and liptobiolithes) and their origin

3. Macropetrography(lithotype analysis)

4. Micropetrography of coal (macerals of huminite/vitrinite, liptinite and inertinite groups - ICCP System 1994, microlithotypes)

5. Interpretation of coal petrographic data in term of genesis of coal and its industrial use

Practical part:

6. Maceral and microlithotype analyses

The practical part of the course is held in a modern laboratory of the Institution of Structure and Rock Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Laboratory of coal chemistry and petrology provides the modern equipment background as one of basic prerequisites of succesful mastery of the practical skills and knowledge of coal and organic petrology.

Requirements: Participation on lessons both of theretical and practical parts.

Examination: oral examination of theoretical part and successful micropetrographical analysis of selected coal sample(s).

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