619-0915/02 – Heterogeneous Kinetics and Catalysis (HKK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological ProcessesCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
OBA79 prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to characterize kinetics course of heterogeneous catalyzed reactions - to analyse and interpret basic steps of heterogeneous catalyzed process - to observe nature of catalyst and its effect on the studied heterogeneous process in a technological arrangement

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The topic of the subject is heterogeneous kinetics and its applications on heterogeneous catalytic processes.

Compulsory literature:

ERTL, G., KNOZINGER H., WEITKAMP, J. (Eds.) Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996. THOMAS, J.M., THOMAS, W.J. Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Wiley, 1996 VAN SANTEN, R.A., VAN LEEUWEN, P.W.N.M., MOULIJN, J.A., AVERILL, B.A., Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis 123, Catalysis: An Integrated Approach, Elsevier, 2005.

Recommended literature:

HAGEN, J. Industrial Catalysis – A Practical Approach, 1st ed. Wiley-WCH: Weinheim, 1999. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, vol. A5, 5. vydání. Heterogenous Catalysis, VCH, Weinheim, 1985.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

No other activities are required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Classification of heterogeneous catalytic reactions. The mechanism of action of the catalysts, types of catalysts, adsorption, chemisorption. Factors affecting the catalytic reactions, nature of the catalytic complexes. catalysis on metals and non-metals, acid-base catalysis. Kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions, rate of catalytic reactions, rate equations used in heterogeneous catalysis, Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanism, the Mars-van Krevelen mechanism. Transport phenomena in heterogeneous catalysis, the influence of external and internal diffusion process on the catalytic reaction, diffusion in porous media, the effective diffusion coefficient, effective thermal conductivity, coefficient of external heat and mass transfer. Experimental laboratory reactors, procedure in search of a new catalyst, design of kinetic experiments, processing of experimental kinetic data. Properties of technical catalysts, catalyst poisons, deactivation, promoters, activity, selectivity.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
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Examination Examination   3
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (P3909) Process engineering (3909V003) Process engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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