CH-421 / 3 credits

Teacher: Hu Xile

Language: English


Summary

This course covers the fundamental and applied aspects of electrocatalysis related to renewable energy conversion and storage. The focus is on catalysis for hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, and CO2 reduction reactions. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts are discussed.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry; electrochemistry

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the capacity of available renewable energy resources; explain the major advantages of hydrogen economy.
  • Compare major hydrogen storage methods
  • Derive the overall reactions of hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, and CO2 reduction.
  • Assess / Evaluate overpotential; judge efficiency of electrocatalysts using a few key parameters; apply exchange current density and Tafel slope to compare catalysts.
  • Interpret heterogeneous and homogeneous electrocatalysis from electrochemical data.
  • Elaborate the key bond forming steps in hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, and CO2 reduction reactions.
  • Construct catalytic cycles for electrochemical hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, and CO2 reduction reactions, if sufficient information about the catalyst and reaction condition is provided. The catalyst can be homogeneous or heterogeneous.
  • Construct catalytic cycles for chemical CO2 reduction; Judge the origin of catalyst selectivity in CO2 reduction reactions. Differentiate coordination modes of CO2;

Teaching methods

Lectures // Paper reading and analysis

Assessment methods

Written exam

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Catalysis for energy storage
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 CM1105   
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CM1105