Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2020 - 05.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Riikka Puurunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Associate professor Riikka Puurunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the students

1. know the basic principles of catalysts and catalysis

2. understand the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis

3. describe how catalysts can be prepared, characterized and used

4. define the challenges related to catalytic reactions

5. identify different stages in catalytic reactions (mass transfer and surface reactions)

6. understand how catalysts deactivate

7. are familiar with applications of catalysis

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Principles of catalysis. Heterogeneous catalysts: preparation, characterization, deactivation, applications. Homogeneous catalysts. Catalyst deactivation. Applications and future outlook.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignments, seminar and exam.

Evaluation based on seminar and exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

135h in total

Lectures 28 h

Seminar/homework 50 h

Independent work 53 h

Exam 4 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-40.4150 Catalysis

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