General information

Module title Heterogeneous catalysis
Language English
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Maria Ziółek/dr Katarzyna Stawicka
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor/adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 45
USOS code 02-HTCfA


Module aim (aims)

o Transfer of knowledge in the field of preparation, characterization and catalytic activity of heterogeneous catalysts as well as safety rules in laboratory worko Development of ability to select catalysts to desired processeso Development of skills to apply research methods fitted to effective operation of catalytic converterso Prepare for proper interpretation of experimental resultso Development of writing skills in the range of reports from project laboratory worko Skills development in literature searching

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

The fundamental knowledge in physical chemistry


Week 1: Lectures - Introduction to catalysis; Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis; Structure of catalysts Week 2: Lectures - Catalytic materials; Mechanism of catalytic processes; Preparation of catalystsWeek 3: Lectures - Characterization of composition, phase structure and properties of catalyst particlesWeek 4: Lectures - Characterization of surface properties; Catalytic activity and deactivation of catalysts; Performance of catalytic processes Week 5: Laboratory – individual research projectWeek 6: Laboratory – individual research project Week 7: Laboratory – individual research project Week 8: Laboratory – individual research project Week 9: Laboratory – individual research project Week 10: Laboratory – individual research project Week 11: Report from research project Week 12: Exam

Reading list

1) P. Decyk, I. Sobczak, M. Trejda „A course in heterogeneous catalysis – selected methods for determination of catalysts behaviour”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Poznań, 2009 2) M. Ziółek, I. Sobczak, M. Trejda, „Niobium species in heterogeneous catalysis used for oxidation processes – selected aspects” , Nova Science, 2011 3) Bartholomew, C. H., Farrauto, R. J. "Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes" John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006 4) Heiz, U., Landman, U. (Eds.), „Nanocatalysis”, Springer, 2008 5) New articles in international journals indicated by teachers conducting course Web page: