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Cursus: 201600152
Advanced Catalysis
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
VoertaalEngels L. Lefferts
VorigeVolgende 2
Docent A. Banerjee
dr. J.A. Faria Albanese
Contactpersoon van de cursus L. Lefferts
Docent L. Lefferts
dr. B.T. Mei
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This course provides a more profound description of catalysis as compared to “Kinetiek en Katalyse”, preparing students for performing research on catalytic materials, both in industry and academia, as well as for knowledge-based operation and troubleshooting of catalytic reactors.
In more detail you will be able to:
Fundamentals of catalysis
  • Understand trends in molecular chemisorption on metals in the periodic system (PS)
    • Based on basics of orbital theory description of chemical bonding + d-band theory
  • Understand trends in dissociative adsorption with reference to the PS
  • Based on orbital theory and Bronsted-Polanyi relationship
  • Understand trends in catalytic performance of metals in the PS based on Bronsted-Polanyi relationship
  • Understand why kinetic equations depend on conditions and surface coverage in the Langmuir Hinshelwood (L-H) mechanism on metals
  • Understand why surface structure, particle size and support can influence catalytic performance of supported metal catalysts
Catalyst Preparation
  • Be familiar with the most common procedures used in industry to prepare catalysts, including the involved physical phenomena and chemistry
Properties and application of oxides/acids
  • Explain which metal-oxides are typically used in selective oxidation processes, and why
  • Understand the Mars and van Krevelen mechanism in oxidation catalysis and the implications for process operation.
  • Be familiar with the structure of zeolites, their composition, and their forms of acidity
  • Be familiar with methods to determine zeolite acidity
  • Be familiar with processes in which zeolites are typically applied
Characterization of Catalytic Materials
  • Understand characterization techniques based on adsorption
    • Multilayer adsorption (BET) and porosimetry
    • Specific chemisorption: static and dynamic techniques
  • Explain the basic principles of temperature programmed (TP) techniques
  • Explain the basic principles of transient techniques, including the use of isotopes
  • Explain the basic principles of different X-ray based characterization techniques, namely X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray Photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS).
  • Understand the basic principles of UV, Raman and Infrared spectroscopy, and instrumentation.
  • Discuss the limitations of the mentioned spectroscopic techniques and analyze spectroscopic data of these techniques.
  • Select appropriate characterization techniques and propose strategies to characterize heterogeneous catalysts.
Catalytic reactors
  • Understand the choice for a catalyst-reactor combination depending on conditions and thermodynamics
  • Understand the influence of mass transfer on activity
  • Qualitatively understand the influence of mass transfer on selectivity
  • Qualitatively understand the effect of catalyst particles on G-L transfer
  • Understand how to measure kinetics correctly in the lab
Catalysis by alternative stimuli
  • Understand the principles and perspectives of electrocatalysis
  • Understand the principles and perspectives of photocatalysis
  • Understand the principles and perspectives of plasmacatalysis
Scientific attitude
  • Able to critically evaluate a scientific paper identifying key-messages, strengths and weaknesses
  • Able to present and discuss scientific research in the domain of heterogeneous catalysis
o   Physisorption and capillary condensation for catalyst characterization
o   Molecular bonding in chemisorption and heterogeneous catalysis on metals
o   Oxide and solid acid catalysts
o   Electro-photo- and plasma-catalysis
o   Catalytst characterization with electrons and photons
o   Temperature programmed techniques for characterization
o   Catalytic reactors and transport
Participating study
Verplicht materiaal
Physical Chemistry, Atkins
Chemical Technology, Jens Wasserscheid
Handout Heterogeneous Catalysis (NIOK, Niemantsverdriet, Hensen, Lefferts)
PPT presentations
Aanbevolen materiaal



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