Catalysis contributes 20-30%
of the gross domestic products
of industrialized countries.
Catalysts play a vital role in the production
of transportation fuels, bulk and fine chemicals
in a sustainable way.
Many more improvements are expected for the next years.
… a fascinating discipline
NIOK, the Dutch school of research in catalysis, with about 200 PhD students involved in research, offers the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into various aspects of this fascinating discipline: fundamental, theoretical, homogeneous, heterogeneous, industrial catalysis and biocatalysis. The main theme of this course is the molecular approach of catalysis in view of its applications, from catalyst preparation and characterization to reactor engineering.
The course is designed for graduates and polytechnic (HBO) levels, either as a first introduction or as a refresher course. Especially graduates preparing a doctoral dissertation related to catalysis are potential attendants, but also those who are already working in industry and feel the need to deepen their insights into catalytic processes.
Subjects to be treated:
- history of catalysis: homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis
- chemical and technological aspects of a number of important industrial processes
These processes will also form the framework for the subjects to be treated in the fundamental and applied parts of the course.
- chemical kinetics of catalyzed reactions
- chemical bonding to surfaces, in metal complexes and in enzymes
- elementary reaction steps in catalysis
- kinetic and mechanistic processes of catalysis
- catalytic reaction engineering
- preparation of catalyst supports including zeolites
- preparation of supported catalysts
- rapid screening techniques and backgrounds
- spectroscopic techniques
- temperature programmed techniques
- adsorption methods
Modern developments seen from two angles:
- from the process technology side: more efficient and cleaner processes
- from the theoretical side: development of fundamental catalysis towards an independent science within chemistry and physics.
|Heterogeneous Catalysis:||Prof.dr.ir. E. Hensen, Eindhoven University of Technology|
|Homogeneous Catalysis:||Prof. dr. E. Bouwman, Leiden University|
|Reaction Engineering & Kinetics:||Prof. dr. Freek Kapteijn, Delft University of Technology|
|Biocatalysis:||Dr.ir. F. Hollmann, Delft University of Technologyy|
|Materials & Catalyst Preparation||Prof. dr. K.P. de Jong, Utrecht University|
|Characterization/Spectroscopy||Prof. dr. M. Tromp, Groningen University|
|Case Study/ Biomass (Evening Program)||Prof. dr. J. H. Bitter, Wageningen University|
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