General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Principles Of Chemical Technology
Language English
Module lecturer Prof. dr hab. Maciej Trejda (lecture - 15h, outdoor activity - 30h); Prof. UAM dr hab. Ewa Janiszewska (laboratory - 30h); Prof. UAM dr hab. Agnieszka Held (laboratory - 30h)
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 60
USOS code 02-PCTA


lecture 15h; laboratory 30h x 2 groups = 60h; outdoor activity 15h x 2 groups = 30 h

Module aim (aims)

Introduction to chemical technology and presentation of common and modern technological processes related to the transformation of raw materials and production of different chemicals agents and substances.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The basic knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry as well as instrumental analysis.


Week 1: Principles of catalysis and overview of chemical technology Week 2: From lead chamber to contact processes – sulphuric acid production Week 3: High pressure processes - ammonia production Week 4: Fertilizers - overview and production methods Week 5: Examples of inorganic compounds production: Chlorine, Sodium Hydroxide, Soda ash Week 6: Examples of organic compounds production: Methanol synthesis and its transformation Week 7: Gas and liquid phase oxidation: olefins and aromatic compounds Week 8: Crude Oil and refinery products, Biofuels, Coal and Coal products.

Reading list

• A. Jess, P. Wasserscheid, "Chemical Technology". John Wiley & Sons. Inc., 2013.• Bartholomew, C.H.; Farrauto, R.J. ”Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes” John Wiley & Sons. Inc., 2005.• R. A. van Santen, M. Neurock, "Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis – A conceptual and Computational Approach" Wiley-VCH, 2006.• Thomas, J.M.; Thomas, W.J. Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Wiley-VCH, Second Edition, 1997.