Catalysis in Enviromental Protection

NAME OF THE COURSE Catalysis in Enviromental Protection

Code

KTC107

Year of study

1.

Course teacher

Prof Branka Andričić

Credits (ECTS)

4.5

Associate teachers

Assoc Prof Matko Erceg

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

15

0

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Strengthening the knowledge about catalysis and catalysts as well as the overview of the catalyst preparation methods. Insight in modern methods of pollution control and „green“ chemical catalytic processes.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

 

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

- detailed explanation of the principle of catalyst role in chemical reaction
- distinguish homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts
- distinguish the basic components of heterogeneous catalytic system
- recognition of the different catalysts in real systems (stationary and mobile sources of emissions)
- ability to explain the importance of catalysts applications in industry and the concept of sustainable development.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

1st week: Presentation of learning outcomes of the course. Environmental pollution and “clean” energy. Importance of catalysis.
2nd week: Basic principles of catalysts role in chemical reactions (activity, selectivity, stability).Heterogeneous catalysis: reaction steps. Physical and chemical adsorption (Lenard-Jones diagram). Basic laws of adsorption.
3rd week: Mechanism and kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions. Heterogeneous catalytic system: carriers, promoters, activators, moderators and inhibitors.
4th week: Preparation of heterogeneous catalysts (precipitation, impregnation, skeletal catalysts, monoliths).
5th week: Durability of catalysts and deactivation resistance. Causes of catalysts deactivation.
6th week: Catalytic oxidation of VOC (traditional industrial processes, air clean-up).
7th week: NOx reductions: nonselective and selective catalytic reduction. An overview of lectures.
8th week: First test.
9th week: Emissions from stationary sources. CH abatement procedures. Low temperature CO oxidation.
10th week: Emission control from gasoline engines (engine construction, emissions and regulations, catalytic conversion).
11th week: Emission control from diesel engines (engine construction, emissions and regulations, particulate filters, catalysts for diesel engines).
12th week: Zeolites as the catalysts in environmental protection (structure and application in industrial processes and environmental protection).
13th week: The role of catalysts in chemical recycling of waste plastics (catalytic cracking to gasoline, diesel, kerosene, fuel oils, monomers and other chemicals.)
14th week: An overview of lectures. Discussion about some examples from practice.
15th week: Second test.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

1.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.5

 

 

Tests

0.9

Oral exam

0.7

 

 

Written exam

0.9

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

The complete exam can be passed through two tests during the semester. The passing score is 60 % and the fraction of each test is 45%. At least 80 % class attendance during the lectures gives additional 10% of final grade.
In the exam period the student has to attend to written and oral exam (passing score is 60%). Written exam is 50% and oral exam is 50%.
Grades: successful (60% – 70%), good (71% – 80%), very good (81% – 90%), excellent (91% – 100%).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

T. Kovačić, B. Andričić, Kataliza, Interna skripta, KTF, Split, 2010.

5

Web stranice KTF-a

R. M. Heck, R. J. Farrauto, Catalytic Air Pollution Control, J. Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, 2012

1

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

F. J. J. G. Janssen, R. A. van Santen, Environmental Catalysis, Imperial Colledge Press, London, 1999
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Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)