General information

Module title Principles of Chemical Technology
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Maciej Trejda / dr Ewa Janiszewska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor / adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 60
USOS code 02-PCTA


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.