INDUSTRIAL CATALYSIS

Goals of The Course:
This course is designed to cover the basic theories and practical knowledge of industrial catalysis, which would be the foundation for the future Chemistry & Chemical Engineering research. Through this course, the students should master
(1)the basic conceptions and theories of catalysis
(2)the kinetics of adsorption and reaction
(3)the technics and applications of homogenous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis
(4)the preparation and activity testing methods of catalyst
(5)the designing principles and analytical methods of catalytical reactors
all of which should be learned through the industry perspective and combined with the knowledge of physical chemistry and engineering of chemical reactions. This course would focus on training the students in the following aspects: summarizing information and determining future research directions, analyzing and solving specific problems.

Outline(Catalogue of chapters):
Chapter 1  Introduction(2 credit hours)
This chapter introduces the theories, realistic meaning, characteristic and evolution of industrial catalysis, as well as basic conceptions of catalysis.

Chapter 2  Adsorption(3 credit hours)
This chapter focuses on introducing physical and chemical adsorption phenomenons, and their applications in catalytical process

Chapter 3 Adsorption Isotherm(3 credit hours)
This chapter especially focuses on the basic theories and formulations of Langmuir adsorption isotherm and BET isotherm.

Chapter 4 Basic Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytical Reaction(4 credit hours)
This chapter concentrates on introducing basic conceptions of kinetics of heterogeneous catalysis, and the factors which would effect the rates of heterogeneous catalytical reactions.

Chapter 5 Structure and Characterization of Catalyst(2 credit hours)
This chapter introduces the principles and applications of some common catalyst characterize methods, such as XPS,IR,XRD and TG.

Chapter 6 Industrial Application of Catalyst(10 credit hours)
This chapter introduces application of catalyst in some important fields, including purification of exhaust gas, protection of environment,C1 chemistry and coal chemical industry, petrochemical industry and fine chemical industry.  The reaction types and typical catalysts used in some most important catalytical process such as NH3 synthesis, Water-gas shift reaction, MTG, Catalytical reforming and cracking of oil, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, catalytical oxidation and hydrogenation are further discussed.

Chapter 7 Homogeneous Catalysis and Industrial Applications(6 credit hours)
This chapter introduces the catalytical route of coordination chemistry, and specially emphasizes some most significant homogeneous industrial catalytical processes, such as OXO, Wacker process, oxidation catalyst. This chapter also introduces the development trends of homogeneous catalysis in recent years.

Chapter 8 Preparation and Activity Testing of Industrial Catalyst(2 credit hours)
This chapter will introduce the composition, preparation, testing of catalyst and discuss the catalyst deactivation and poisoning, as well as the type, function and application examples of supports.

Teaching Materials:
Zhongtao Huang  <Industrial catalysis>  Chemical Industry Publication, 2000

Major references:
1. Bangke Zhong《Catalyis in Fine chemical process》Chinese petorchemecal Publication, Beijing ,2002 北京
2. Weiping Han《Introduction of catalytical chemistry》  Science publication
3. Michael Bowker, The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Oxford Press, 1998


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