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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Catalysis - B111002
Title: Katalýza
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020 to 2021
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: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
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 : N111005, Z111005
Is interchangeable with: AB111002
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Annotation -
Last update: Cibulková Jana Ing. (02.09.2022)
The subject is focused on the description of the functions of catalysts, their general properties and mechanism of action. The emphasis of the course is on the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, both from a spectroscopic and microscopic point of view, as well as from the point of view of evaluating chemical activity. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between the spectroscopic properties and the observed activity of the catalyst.The course includes examples of the most important applications of catalysis in industry.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

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: Patera Jan Ing. Ph.D. (21.02.2018)

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: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

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: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

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: Cibulková Jana Ing. (02.09.2022)

1. Introduction; Definition of catalysis as a scientific field

2. Principles of accelerating and directing chemical reactions I

3. Principles of acceleration and direction of chemical reactions II (kinetic models of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions)

4. Evaluation of catalytic activity

5. Catalyst as a solid; the need for model catalysts and surface science

6. Characterization of catalysts - Introduction and temperature-programmed methods

7. Characterization of catalysts - Ion spectroscopy methods

8. Characterization of catalysts - XPS and Mössbauer spectroscopy

9. Characterization of catalysts - diffraction methods and X-ray absorption methods

10. Characterization of catalysts - Vibrational spectroscopy and imaging methods

11. Deactivation of catalysts

12. Important catalytic processes I

13. Important catalytic processes II

14. Catalysis in environmental protection

Entry requirements -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

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

Registration requirements -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

The minimum prerequisites are: succesfully passed courses in

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

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Patera Jan Ing. Ph.D. (21.02.2018)

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

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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