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

    Introduction

    • Welcome video

    • Meet the teacher

    • Learning objectives

    • Become familiar with the learning platform

    • How to obtain your course certificate

  • 2

    Basics of Heterogeneous Catalysis

    • Catalytic Cycle and Active Sites

    • Productivity in Heterogenous Catalysis

    • Do you understand the concept of productivity in heterogenous catalysis?

    • Catalytic activity

    • Adsorption as a first step in catalysis

    • Can you calculate surface coverage?

    • Visualize the Surface Coverage

    • Feedback: Surface Coverage

    • Reaction rate expression

  • 3

    Basics of Catalyst Characterization

    • Introduction

    • X-ray diffraction

    • Can you calculate the particle size?

    • In situ XRD

    • Microscopy

    • Temperature programmed reduction/oxidation

    • Titration. Pulse chemisorption

    • Measuring rates. "10 commandments"

    • When the reaction kinetics are to be measured?

  • 4

    CO₂ Methanation

    • Introduction

    • CO₂ Methanation Explained

    • Storage of solar photons/electrons

    • Future energy system

    • How much Tesla size batteries worth of energy are stored in Loenhout?

    • Methanation Kinetics

    • Let's start the Case Study #1

    • Case Study #1: metal dispersion

    • Case Study #1: TEM images

    • Case Study #1: Guess the empirical formula

    • Case Study #1: How was the catalyst prepared?

    • Case Study #1: Which catalyst is easier to reduce?

    • Case Study #1: Calculate the degree of reduction at 550°C

    • Case Study #1: XRD Diffraction pattern

    • Case Study #1: Productivity of the catalyst

    • Solutions to Case study #1

  • 5

    Methanol Synthesis

    • Methanol synthesis

    • Process design

    • Let's start the Case Study #2

    • Case Study #2: Kinetics

    • Case Study #2: Which reaction dominates?

    • Case Study #2: Temperature profile of the adiabatic reactor

    • Case Study #2: Thermodynamics

    • Case Study #2: Reactor productivity

    • Solutions case study #2

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Summary of the course

    • Thanks to our sponsors

  • 7

    Evaluate this course (for testers)

    • How this evaluation is structured

    • Evaluate this course

Instructor(s)

Professor

Mark Saeys

Academic Lead of CAPTURE CO2 pipeline Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Ghent University

Senior Research Specialist

Mostafa Aly

PhD student, Ghent University Senior Research Specialist, Dow