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Syllabus for

Academic year
KTK011 - Catalysis
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMCN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   03 Jun 2015 pm V,  16 Apr 2015 pm V,  20 Aug 2015 pm V

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMCN MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Hanna Härelind
Professor  Magnus Skoglundh


Replaces

KTK010   Catalysis


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Solid state chemistry or solid state physics or similar.

Aim

The overall aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the basic and applied aspects of the phenomenon catalysis and important industrial applications of heterogeneous catalysis. The level of understanding should be such that the students in their profession as engineers should be able to participate in discussions regarding selection of catalysts, methods to prepare and characterise catalysts, and methods to avoid catalyst deactivation.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe the basics of catalytic activity and selectivity.
  • Describe chemical and physical properties of catalytically active materials.
  • Exemplify industrial applications where catalysis is of central importance.
  • Describe the structure of industrial catalysts and synthesis methods for preparation of heterogeneous catalysts.
  • Explain mechanisms for deactivation of heterogeneous catalysts and describe methods to avoid catalyst deactivation.
  • Describe methods to characterise chemical and physical properties of heterogeneous catalysts.
  • Carry out an applied project work in the area including planning, experimental, interpretation, documentation, and presentation.

Content

The course starts with the fundamentals of catalysis, aiming for understanding of the correlation between surface structure, catalytic properties, and choice of materials and preparation methods to produce industrial catalysts. Methods to characterise chemical and physical properties of heterogeneous catalysts are described, and mechanisms for deactivation of industrial catalysts and describe methods to avoid catalyst deactivation are explained. 

The course contains the following parts:
Introduction
Terminology
Adsorption
Surface reactions
Activity and selectivity
Kinetic modelling
Catalytic materials
Catalyst preparation
Deactivation of catalysts
Catalyst characterisation
Industrial catalysis
Catalysis project

Organisation

The course includes a lecture series, tutorials including assignments, and an applied project work carried out in a group under the supervision of a researcher in the field.

Literature

To be announced.

Examination

The examination is based on a written exam, grades TH, approved oral presentation and written report of the project, and approved assignments.


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