CHEMISTRY AND CATALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Catalysis is the key to efficient chemical processing. Catalysis is an interdisciplinary coherent subject, unified by concepts of chemical structure and reactivity, kinetics and transport phenomena.
It is the aim of the course to give an unitary understanding of the catalytic phenomena.
Course contents summary
The following topics are developed:
Introduction, catalytic principles, definitions: TON, TOF.
Homogeneous catalysis with transition metal catalysts.
Biocatalysis. Industrial processes with biocatalysis.
Heterogeneous catalysis: fundamentals.
The importance of adsorption in heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption isotherms.
Mechanisms of heterogeneously catalyzed gas-phase reactions.
Energetic aspects of catalytic activity.
Electronic factors, steric effects.
Catalysis by metals, bimetallic catalysis.
Catalytic activity of semiconductors: chemisorption on semiconductors, reaction on semiconductors.
Insulators: acid and basic catalysts, surface acidity.
Catalyst performance. Promoters, catalyst deactivation, regeneration.
Catalyst poisoning, poisoning of metals, semiconductors and solid acids.
Shape-selective catalysis: zeolites.
Heterogeneously catalyzed processes in industry.
Economic importance of catalysts.
Industrial Catalysis, a Practical Approach
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co
Principle and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis
J. M. Thomas, W. J. Thomas
VCH Verlagsgesellshaft mbH
B. C. Gates
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.