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Maritime Studies

Chemistry and Maritime


Overview of the material structure and properties, organic and inorganic compounds, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, transformation of substances and energy, solubility, solutions, electrolytes, acids and bases, redox processes with foundamentals of electrochemistry, oil and oil products, technological use of water, chemical corrosion with examples, electrochemical corrosion with examples, microbial corrosion, corrosion in natural and technological waters, hydrogenous, destruction of nonmetallic   materials, fouling: biological processes, biological destruction of materials, fouling and corrosion, prevention of corrosion and fouling: cathodic, anodic, inhibition, prevention of corrosion and fouling in marine structures, dangerous substances in maritime.


Goals and competencies

In this course, student gets some basic chemical knowledge in order to understand processes and measures in different fields of  technology in maritime area. Student is informed about the production of oil products from oil, their use, as well as the use of water on the ship. Student understands basic processes leading to material destruction in the sea, forms of destruction and the decrease in its commercial value. Objectives and competences also consist of basic methods of corrosion and biological fouling prevention in the sea. Student will become able to use this knowledge while using these materials. Student will be able to use the knowledge about the material destruction and its prevention during his/her practical work.

Basic literature

  1. J. Faganeli, O. Bajt. Kemija v pomorstvu. Portorož: Fakulteta za pomorstvo in promet, 1997. 311 str., ilustr. ISBN 961‐6044‐23‐0. 
  2. F. Lazarini, J. Brenčič, 1984. Splošna in anorganska kemija, DZS, Ljubljana, 557 str. ISBN 978-961-6756-24-2
  3. P.R. Roberge, 1999. Handbook of Corrosion Engineering, McGraw‐Hill, New York , 1139 str. ISBN: 007‐076516‐2