Course detail

Colloidal transport systems

FCH-MCO_KTSAcad. year: 2017/2018

Colloidal systems for transport of active substances in nature or applied technologies. Function of these systems, control possibilities of transport of active substances and the dependence on conditions. Concrete examples of systems based on humic acids and hyaluronic acid. Possibilities of preparation of colloidal transport systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic equations of momentum and mass trasfer in colloidal systems, their utilization in applied chemistry.


basic knowledge of mathematics, physical and colloidal chemistry


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Rosen M. R.: Delivery system handbook for personal care and cosmetic products: Technology, Applications, and Formulations. William Andrew Publishing, NY, USA 2005. (EN)
Uchegbu I. F., Schatzlein A. G.: Polymers in drug delivery. Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton 2006. (EN)
Bennet C. O., Myers J. E.: Momentum, heat and mass transfer. Wiley, New York 2007. (EN)
Fournier R. L.: Basic transport phenomena in biomedical engineering, 3rd ed., CRC Press, New York 2012. (EN)
Khanna R., Agarwal S. P., Khar R. K.: Humic substances in drug delivery, Studium Press, Delhi 2009. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam has written and oral parts. The written test is focused on general knowledge in transport processes (limit 50 %). The oral part is the lecture - an example of practical application of the knowledge on a real problem.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Characteristic of transport phenomena: basic quantities, methods of study, balance of physical properties. Momentum trasfer: basic equations, momentum balance, laminar flow of isotropis viscous liquid, initial and boundary conditions. Mass transfer: basic equations, n-component continuum, balance of basic quantities, initial and boundary conditions. Molecular mass transport: concentration diffusion, thermodiffusion, barodiffusion. Convection. Transport through cellular membrane. Application of theory of transport phenomena on real systems in nature and applied technologies: Examples of systems based on humic and hyaluronic acids, their main aspects, function od preparation possibilities. Humic acids as transport system for plant nutrition. Hyaluronic acid as transport system in biomedical applications.


basic knowledge of transport phenomena in colloidal systems and their practical applications

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are not compulsory but recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_SCH Master's

    branch NPCO_SCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NKCP_SCH Master's

    branch NKCO_SCH , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_MA Master's

    branch NPCO_MA , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer