Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE302, CHBE424, and CHBE440; and permission of instructor. Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. Credit only granted for: CHBE486, CHBE686 or ENCH686. Introduction to heterogeneous catalytic science and technology for energy conversion and hydocarbon processing. Preparation and mechanistic characterization of catalyst systems, kinetics of catalyzed reactions, adsorption and diffusion influences in heterogenious reactions. An overview of heterogeneous catalysis in various energy-related applications, including petroleum refining, chemicals from biomass, valorization of shale gas, and CO2 utilization will be introduced.