Fiches de cours

Catalysis for emission control and energy processes

ChE-410

Enseignant(s) :

Kröcher Oliver

Langue:

English

Summary

The course is an introduction to heterogeneous catalysis for environmental protection and energy production. It focusses on catalytic exhaust gas cleaning as well as catalytic systems relevant for gaseous and liquid fuel production. The course ends with two days of experimental exercises at PSI.

Content

Emission control and energy processes will be teached partly by means of examples from research, showing how the basics of catalysis, advanced catalyst preparation and catalyst characterization are used to understand and develop catalytic systems in this field.

Another highlight will be the excursion to the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in the northern part of Switzerland, where interesting experiments will be conducted in a two day block seminar on 9-10 Jan 2019. In case of time conflicts the dates can be shifted by agreement with all students. Accomodation will be organized and covered by PSI.

Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis

Emission control

Exhaust gas catalysis

Fuel synthesis

Renewable fuels

 

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Introduction to chemical engineering

Chemical engineering of heterogeneous reactions

Chemical kinetics and thermodynamics

Mass & heat transfer

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra using Powerpoint slides. Examples will be shown to illustrate theory.

Experimental exercises in a two day block excursion to PSI on 9-10 Jan 2019.

 

Expected student activities

Taking notes in the course hours.

Preparing, conducting and reporting exercises.

Assessment methods

One final written exam.

Credit points:

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

Students have access to the slides few days before each lesson.

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12    ELG116
12-13    
13-14     
14-15    ELG116
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

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