INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at providing information about industrial production and use of the main inorganic compounds.
Course contents summary
Water: production of potable water; deionized water; potable water from marine water.
Fluorine and derivatives: industrial processes for hydrogen fluoride production; salts of industrial interest; fluorine; uses in chemical industry
Boron and derivatives: industrial processes for the production of borax and boric acid; other compounds of boron of industrial interest; applications in the field of materials, detergents and chemical industry.
Titanium and derivatives: industrial process for the production of titanium dioxide; use as pigment. Inorganic pigments made from iron sources.
Aluminium and derivatives: industrial processes for the production of aluminium, aluminium hydroxide and aluminium oxide; industrial process for aluminium trichloride production and other salts of industrial interest.
Silicon and its derivatives:industrial process for elementary silicon production; silicones; zeolites and their application in catalysis.
Applications in the industry of glasses, cement and ceramics.
1. W. Büchner, R. Schliebs, G. Winter, K.H. Büchel, Chimica Inorganica Industriale, Ed. Piccin.
2. Industrial Inorganic Chemicals: Production and Uses. Ed. Thompson.
3. Fine Chemicals through Heterogeneous Catalysis. Ed. R.A. Sheldon, H.van Bekkum.