Course details

  • Study time: (x)h

  • Target audience: students and professional with a principle knowledge of the level of a bachelor student.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome video

    • Meet the teacher

    • Learning objectives

    • Getting to know each other

    • Become familiar with the learning platform

  • 2

    Basics of Heterogeneous Catalysis

    • Catalytic cycle and active sites

    • Productivity in heterogenous catalysis

    • Quiz: Productivity in heterogenous catalysis (multiplechoice)

    • Catalytic activity

    • Adsorption. Irving Langmuir

    • Discussion: Express the surface coverage of H*...

    • Discussion: Draw a sketch of the the surface coverage of H* against PH2 for the following cases:

    • Reaction rate expression

  • 3

    Basics of Catalyst Characterisation

    • Introduction

    • X-ray diffraction

    • Exercise: Calculate the Pd particle size for both catalysts using the diffraction pattern at 46.2 o and the Scherer equation

    • In situ XRD

    • Microscopy

    • Temperature programmed reduction/oxidation

    • Titration. Pulse chemisorption

    • Measuring rates. "10 commandments"

    • Quiz: Intrinsic Kinetics (multiple choice)

  • 4

    CO₂ Methanation

    • Introduction

    • CO₂ Methanation

    • Storage of solar photons/electrons

    • Future energy system

    • Quiz: How much Tesla size batteries worth of energy are stored in Loenhout? (multiple-choice)

    • Methanation Kinetics

    • Case Study #1 - Introduction

    • Case Study #1: Question 1

    • Case Study #1: Question 2

    • Case Study #1: Question 5

    • Case Study #1: Question 6

    • Solutions to Case study #1

  • 5

    Methanol Synthesis

    • Methanol synthesis

    • Process design

    • Case Study #2 - Introduction

    • Case Study #2: Question 1

    • Case Study #2: Question 2

    • Case Study #2: Question 3

    • Case Study #2: Question 4

    • Case Study #2: Question 5

    • Solutions case study #2

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Concluding video

Instructor(s)

Professor

Mark Saeys

Principal member of CAPTURE CO2 pipeline Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Ghent University

Doctoral student

Mostafa Aly

PhD student, LCT, University of Gent Senior Research Specialist, Dow