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Technical Catalysis

Credits 5
Hours per week 2 / 2 / 0
Examination Ex
Study Language English
Level Master subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Josef Koubek, CSc.


Applications of catalysis are shown on important industrial processes. An integrated approach is used to present selected (see the syllabus) heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzyme catalytic processes in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and pharmaceutical industries. Special attention is devoted to industrial processes in which catalytic principles are applied in the treatment of environmental problems. The automotive catalysis is an important part of the course. Students are invited to prepare a written project task. This project is discussed in detail during the seminars, and, during the final examination.


1. Technological aspects of applied catalysis
2. Zeolites in organic synthesis (alkylation, isomerization)
3. Catalytic cracking and hydrocracking
4. Kinetics and thermodynamics of multifunctional catalysis
5. Catalytic reforming
6. Multistep organic synthesis on a bifunctional catalyst
7. Steam reforming
8. Nonstationary catalytic oxidation of sulphur dioxide
9. Catalytic processes in environmental protection
10. Automobile catalytic systems
11. Catalytic abatement of volatile organic compounds
12. Homogeneous hydroformylation processes
13. Homogeneous catalytic carbonylation of methanol
14. Enzyme catalyzed synthesis of fructose


Literature to be studied R(required-fundamental, A (additional-for further studies)
1.A- J. Koubek: "Industrial Catalytic Processes", VSCHT, 2007
2.R- Ch.N. Satterfield: Heterogeneous Catalysis in Practice" McGraw-Hill (2nd Edition), 1993
3.A- Baerns (Editor): "Basic Principles in Applied Catalysis", Springer 2003
4.A- Chorkendorff I., J.W. Niemantsverdriet : "Concepts of Modern Catalysis and Kinetics" Willey �VCH, Weinheim, 2003
5.R- Up-to-date materials on applied catalysis distributed by the lecturer

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