Kinetic modeling in heterogeneous catalysis

  • Course code: FKBT045
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Department: CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Graduate school: Chemical Engineering
  • Course is normally given: Spring every second or third year, next occasion Spring 2016
  • Language: The course will be given in English
Aim
The aim is to give an in depth understanding for kinetic modeling for heterogenous catalysis. Kinetic models can be used for:
  • Predict the concentrations out from the catalyst
  • Get knowledge about the rate determining step
  • Get fundamental knowledge about the surface mechanisms
The course includes how to write kinetics, thermodynamic restrictions, determination of parameters, pseudo steady state, rate determining step, deactivation, etc.

Content
There are two parts in the course: lectures and a project. In the project the participants will write their own matlab program for doing kinetic simulations, including thermodynamic restrictions of the parameters, etc.

Examination
Active participation in seminars and completed project.

Application information
Application is made by sending an email to Louise Olsson.
Literature
Lecturers
Louise Olsson
More information
Associate Professor Louise Olsson, e-mail: louise.olsson@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 43 90
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Kemivägen 4

 

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2012. Modified: Thu 20 Feb 2014