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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Catalysis - AB111002
Title: Catalysis
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Additional information: http://předmět je vyučován pouze v letním semestru
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Veselý Martin Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : B111002, N111005, Z111005
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Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)
In this course, the integrated interpretation of the principles of heterogeneous, homogeneous, and enzyme catalyses is presented. Special attention is devoted to heterogenized catalysts. This bachelor course is a basis for the following master course in applied catalysis. The up-to-date character of the delivered information reflects the continuous and vivid development of the knowledge of catalysis.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

Students will be able:

  • to solve research and applied tasks from the fields of heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme catalysis,
  • to monitor behaviour of catalysts in both laboratory and practice,
  • to use the results of characterization techniques applied to heterogeneous catalysts,
  • to select an appropriate catalyst for both laboratory and industrial applications

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

R: Chorkendorf I., Niemantsverdriet J.W.:"Concepts in Modern Catalysis and Kinetics", Wiley-VCH, 2003, ISBN-10: 3527316728

A: Thomas J.M., Thomas W.J.: "Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis" VCH, Weinheim 1999, ISBN: 978-3-527-29239-4

A: Ertl G., Knoezinger H., Weitkamp J.: "Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis" Wiley-VCH (1st. ed. 1997, 2nd. 2008, ISBN: 9783527610044

R: Selected current texts from the literature recommended by the lecturer during the lectures.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

A lot of supporting material is available for studying catalysis. Besides the recommended books on catalysis there is a plenty of information available under the key word "catalysis" in the electronic databases in the CIS (Central Information System) of the VSCHT. For applied catalysis, the most recommended is the "Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry".

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

A set of MCQ tests covering the programme of the course. The results of these tests are discussed with the lecturer during the semester.

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

1. Principles of acceleration and directing chemical reactions by catalysts.

2. Heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme catalysis.

3. Structure and properties of catalytic complexes.

4. Thermodynamic limitations in catalysis.

5. Kinetics of catalyzed reactions.

6. Transport phenomena in solid catalysts.

7. Texture properties of solid catalysts.

8. Testing of catalytic properties.

9. Characterization of catalyts I (methods for surface elemental analysis.

10.Characterization of catalyts II (methods for textural analysis of catalytic bodies).

11.Characterization of catalyts III (methods for visualization of catalytic bodies).

12.Deactivation and regeneration of catalysts.

13.The most important catalytic processes in practice.

14.Environmental applications of catalysis.

Entry requirements -
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Basic knowledge in Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry and Biochemistry and Unit operations in Chemical Engineering.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

The minimum prerequisites are: succesfully passed courses in

  • Inorganic Chemistry I,
  • Organic chemistry I,
  • Physical chemistry I

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (16.04.2018)

Studenti musí uspět ze zápočtového testu a uspět u ústní zkoušky.