651-0972/02 – Methods of Preparation of Catalysts (MPK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physico-Chemical ProcessesCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Matějka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vlastimil Matějka, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAT27 doc. Ing. Vlastimil Matějka, Ph.D.
MAT296 Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is to acquaint the students with the issues of the preparation of the catalysts and photocatalysts. The students will be able to design the methods of the preparation of these materials, describe the principles of their functionality and propose the areas of their applicability.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Within the present subject the students will obtain the information, knowledge and experience in the field of materials used for preparation of catalysts and photocatalysts. The second part is focused on the technical catalysts used in industry, the requirements on their properties, the technological steps during their preparation and the factors responsible for their deactivation. The third part is focused on nanostructured materials, their classification, methods of their preparation and their utilization in different areas.

Compulsory literature:

ERTL, G., H. KNÖZINGER, and J. WEITKAMP, ed. Preparation of Solid Catalysts. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-527-62068-5. JONG, K.P. de, ed. Synthesis of Solid Catalysts. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-527-32040-0. ASHBY, M. F., P. J. FERREIRA and D. SCHODEK. Nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and design: an introduction for engineers and architects [online]. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7506-8149-0. ZEHETBAUER, Michael and Yuntian T. ZHU, ed. Bulk nanostructured materials [online]. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-3-527-62689-2.

Recommended literature:

TJONG, S.C., ed. Nanocrystalline Materials: Their Synthesis-Structure-Property Relationships and Applications. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-08-044697-4. RODRÍGUEZ, J.A. and M. FERNÁNDEZ-GARCÍA, eds. Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Oxide Nanomaterials. Wiley, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-470-10897-0. KRUEGER, A. Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-527-62960-2. RAO, C. N. R., A. MÜLLER and A. K. CHEETHAM, ed. The chemistry of nanomaterials: synthesis, properties and applications. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, c2004. ISBN 3-527-30686-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral exam.


Other requirements

There are not additional requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The subject is divided into following blocks: 1. Introduction to technical catalysts and photocatalysts 2. Oxides, sulfides, nitrides, metal catalysts, zeolites, molecular sieves, selected materials based on carbon. 3. 0D, 1D, 2D a 3D nanomaterials. 4. Preparation of nanomaterials using chemical, mechanical and mechano-chemical methods. 5. Property and preparation of technical catalysts. 6. Deactivation of technical catalysts and nanomaterials 7. Practical utilization of nanomaterials as photocatalysts, sensors, wear resistant surfaces, medical application.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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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
2022/2023 (P0712D130003) Chemical and environmental engineering P English Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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