Advanced Catalysis

Course contents
- Fundamentals of Catalysis (Definitons, Historical Evolution, Mode of Action)
- Concepts of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Kinetic Mechanisms, Energetic, Steric and Electronic aspects)
- Catalyst Preparation (Active surface area, Catalyst supports, Preparation of supported
- Catalytic Reactors (Static, Stirred, (Plug) Flow, Pulse reactors, TAP, SSITKA, In situ and Operando Characterization, Mass and heat transfer limitations)
- Catalysis by Nanostructured Materials - Metal/Support Interaction - Catalysis by Gold - Methanol Steam Reforming
- Catalysis by Cu-ZrO2 materials - Homogeneous Catalysis (Basics, Essential reactions, 16/18 rule, HSAB principle, industrial examples)