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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course KET105F valid from Spring 2016

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  • English
  • Once every semester
  • The purpose of the course is to give a deeper understanding in heterogeneous catalysis, in particular catalyst testing, production, characterization and deactivation.
  • The course comprise five webinars: catalyst introduction, catalyst testing, catalyst manufacture, catalyst characterization and catalyst deactivation. In addition, a scientific paper will be selected and summarized within each of the last three sections.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Explain the basic concepts in heterogeneous catalysis and how they relate to the students research.
    Understand and be able to explain how gradients in testing influence the apparent reaction rate and reflect on the influence of this on the students research.
    Describe the main industrial production methods for industrial catalysts and how they may be used to translate the results from the students research to industrial production.
    Explain the different deactivation mechanisms for heterogeneous catalysts and relate these mechanisms to the students research.
    Describe an overview of a number of methods for catalyst characterization, from which the student may choose methods relevant to the students research and learn more in-depth about these after the course.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Apply the concept of gradients during testing to understand differences in apparent reaction rates and qualitatively as well as quantitatively be able to apply this kind of analysis in her/his research.
    Make suggestions on an industrial scheme for synthesizing catalysts from the students research in industrial scale.
    Obtain knowledge in catalyst deactivation to in the future be able to analyse an industrial catalyst deactivation.
    Show a rudimentary ability to choose a catalyst characterisation method for studying a specific property of a catalyst, as a starting point for learning more about the method and how to practically go about the analysis.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Independently be able to assess which factors that affect catalyst investigations, manufacture and deactivation in the students research.
Types of Instruction
  • Seminars
  • The course mainly consist of the 5 webinars, which are compulsory, with associated teaching material. These webinars will be given regularly and recordings will be available to make the material more accessible. The course can be taken during longer time than one semester.
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Aside from handing in four paper summaries, attending/viewing the five webinars are compulsory.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Hulteberg, C.: An Introduction to Catalysis. Hulteberg Chemistry & Engineering AB, 2016.
Further Information
Course code
  • KET105F
Administrative Information
  • 2017-04-25
  • Margareta Sandahl

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