619-0916/02 – Methods for Characterization of Catalysts and Sorbents (MCHKS)

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 the possibilities for describing solids - to describe and apply methods for the characterization of solid catalysts and sorbents

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The topic of the subject is description and selection of experimental techniques for the characterization of solid catalysts and sorbents.

Compulsory literature:

CHORKENDOFF, I., NIEMANTSVERTDRIET, J.W. Concepts in Modern Catalysis and Kinetics, Willey - VCH Weinheim, 2003. NIEMANTSVERTDRIET, J.W. Spectroscopy in Catalysis, Willey - VCH, Weinheim, 2002.

Recommended literature:

VANNICE, M. A. Kinetics of Catalytic Reactions, Springer ScienceþBusiness Media, Inc., 2005. ERTL, G., KNOZINGER, H., WEITKAMP, J. Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. D-69451 Weinheim, Federal Republic of Germany, 1997.

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:

Characterization of solid materials, especially catalysts and sorbents. Description of techniques and strategy selection of suitable experimental techniques for the characterization of catalysts – influence of various factors (chemical composition of catalyst, particle size and shape, size and distribution of pores, structure of the catalyst surface composition and properties of the catalyst, type and concentration of active centers, acid-base properties, redox characteristics, properties of metal catalysts). Possibilities of in situ characterization and "high throughput methods".

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

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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