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KTK012 - Catalysis
Katalys
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMCN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 30119
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D+
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 40

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Project 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    
0215 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   09 Oct 2020 am J

In programs

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

Examiner:

Hanna Härelind


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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, and an applied project work carried out in a group under the supervision of a researcher in the field.

Literature

Heterogeneous Catalysis -Fundamentals and Applications by Julian R.H. Ross, Elsevier 2012.

Examination including compulsory elements

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


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.