- Understand the importance of equilibrium in chemical reactions.
- Make qualified choices of optimal reactor design, Batch, CSTR or PFR.
- Determine conversion and yield for chemical reactions.
- Explain the different steps in reaction mechanisms on catalytic surfaces and identify the rate-determining step.
- Derive reaction mechanisms and reaction rate expressions for catalytic reactions based on Langmuir-Hinshelwood kinetics.
- Understand the common deactivation mechanisms in catalysis.
- Understand the historic perspective and future developments of catalysis and energy.
- Identify important industrial catalytic processes and the most common catalyst materials.
- Understand relationships between effects at the molecular level and the process scale.
- Relate the elementary steps occurring in a catalytic reaction to the global performance of the process.
- Be able to address a specific scientific problem by applying catalyst design and synthesis, characterization and testing.
- Identify the current industrial challenges of natural gas conversion and clean fuel production.
- Be able to apply the covered theory to known industrial problems.
Heterogeneous catalysis: Importance of catalysis, Catalysis materials, Catalyst preparation, Catalyst characterization, Adsorption, Desorption, Surface reaction, Diffusion, Rates and kinetics of catalytic reactions, Deactivation; Laboratory work on catalyst preparation and characterization
Industrial use of natural gas: overview, CO2 conversions
Syngas technologies: Steam reforming, Partial oxidation, Autothermal reforming, Dry (CO2) reforming
Gas to liquids: Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process, Product upgrading, Cobalt vs. iron catalysts, Packed vs. slurry bed technology , Trends in GTL process development
Gas to chemicals: Ammonia, Methanol, DME - Dimethyl Ester, MTBE - Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether, Methanol to olefins
Direct methane conversion: Oxidative coupling of methane, Carbon nanostructure production
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
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- Course coordinator
- Zhixin Yu
Method of work
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years
Other selected book chapters and scientific papers.
Sist oppdatert: 17.06.2019