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Credits 4
Hours per week 2 / 1 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Bachelor subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Josef Koubek, CSc.


In this course, the integrated interpretation of the principles of heterogeneous, homogeneous, and enzyme catalyses is presented. A 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 about catalysis.


1. Principles of accelerating and directing chemical reactions
2. Heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme catalysis
3. Structure and properties of catalytic complexes
4. Thermodynamic limits of catalysis
5. Kinetics of catalyzed reactions
6. Transport phenomena in solid catalysts
7. Texture of solid catalysts
8. Testing and monitoring of catalytic activity
9. Characterization of catalysts I (methods: AES, EMPA, ESCA)
10. Characterization of catalysts II (methods:DR-FTIR, LBA, ISS,LEED, SIMS)
11. Characterization of catalysts III (methods: SAXS, SEM, XDA, EXAFS)
12. Manufacture, deactivation and regeneration of catalysts
13. Examples of catalytic applications in various industries
14. Environmental catalysis


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.

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