Technical Catalysis - N111020
Title: Technická katalýza
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Is provided by: M111008
For type:  
Guarantor: Veselý Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Z//Is interchangeable with: M111008
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ111 (03.12.2013)
Applications of catalysis are shown on important industrial processes. An integrated approach is used to present selected (see the syllabus) heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme catalytic processes in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and pharmaceutical industries. Special attention is devoted to industrial processes in which catalytic principles are applied in the treatment of environmental problems. The automotive catalysis is an important part of the course. Students are invited to prepare a written project task. This project is discussed in detail during the seminars, and during the final examination.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ111 (03.12.2013)

After passing this course, students will have deep knowledge in the field of applied catalysis. They could be engaged in managerial positions at production plants where various kinds of catalysts are envolved. This course gives also very high level of knowledge for reasearch activities and engineering design of catalytic reactors. The gained knowledge is a good basis for activities in special materials branches.

Literature -
Last update: Koubek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (16.08.2013)

Literature to be studied R(required-fundamental, A (additional-for further studies)

1.A- J. Koubek: "Industrial Catalytic Processes", VSCHT, 2007 (internal text)

2.R- Ch.N. Satterfield: Heterogeneous Catalysis in Practice" McGraw-Hill (2nd Edition), 1993

3.A- Baerns (Editor): "Basic Principles in Applied Catalysis", Springer 2003

4.A- Chorkendorff I., J.W. Niemantsverdriet : "Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics" Willey �VCH, Weinheim, 2003

5.R- Up-to-date materials on applied catalysis distributed by the lecturer

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ111 (03.12.2013)

Other supports to studies.

Besides the recommended literature for studies, there is a plenty of supporting information resources available on the information system of the Central Library of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague. The search "catalysis" offers an enormous number of items. An excellent electronic resource is the "Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry", which is up-dated each year. This resource is recommended by the lecturer, and the efficient use of this encyclopedia is demonstrated by him during the seminars.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Koubek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (16.08.2013)

The crucial activity in this course is the preparation of the project task. It is the whole semester activity. Interim discussions on the project with the lecturer on seminars, together with the inspirations comming from the lectures on established catalytic processes, increase the quality of the final report. The written final report is defended as the part of the oral examination.

Syllabus -
Last update: Koubek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (16.08.2013)

1. Technological aspects of applied catalysis

2. Zeolites in organic synthesis (alkylation, isomerization)

3. Catalytic cracking and hydrocracking

4. Kinetics and thermodynamics of multifunctional catalysis

5. Catalytic reforming

6. Multistep organic synthesis on a bifunctional catalyst

7. Steam reforming

8. Nonstationary catalytic oxidation of sulphur dioxide

9. Catalytic processes in environmental protection

10. Automobile catalytic systems

11. Catalytic abatement of volatile organic compounds

12. Homogeneous hydroformylation processes

13. Homogeneous catalytic carbonylation of methanol

14. Enzyme catalyzed synthesis of fructose

Entry requirements -
Last update: Koubek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (16.08.2013)

Basic (bachelor) courses in Catalysis, Physical Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering are the prerequisites for the course in Technical(applied)catalysis that increase the efficiency of the teaching process in Technical catalysis.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Koubek Josef doc. Ing. CSc. (16.08.2013)

Any course on basic "Catalysis"

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 2,5 70
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 40
Report from individual projects 20
Oral examination 20