3C5619 Environmental Catalysis 6.0 credits


  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

Information for research students about course offerings

Period 4

Spring 2014

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives an in-depth knowledge of modern emission reduction technologies using catalytic methods. The course includes subjects such as characterization of emissions, health effects, introduction about internal combustion engines and their history, pollutant formation, test cycles, emission standards, influence of fuel on emissions, motor fuel history, exhaust gas catalysts for different kinds of vehicles, control of stationary emissions (VOC, NOx, SOx), design of units for abatement of nitrogen oxides and VOC, catalytic combustion, production of motor fuels with low content of sulfur and aromatics, hydrogen generation from various fuels for fuel cell vehicles and for emission abatement, market aspects, and green production.

Course main content

The course gives an overview of chemical processes that employ catalysts to control the emissions of environmentally unacceptable compounds and the course also covers processes which eliminate the formation of such substances. A special emphasis will be put on abatement of emissions from mobile sources. New and emerging catalytic technologies will be given special attention. The general concepts will be covered in lectures, while detailed studies will be performed in supervised seminar assignments. The assignments cover current problems in industry or in the society. These will be presented orally at seminars as well as in a technical paper. The entire course is given in English.


Master in Chemical Engineering or Combustion Engines Course or equivalent knowledge


Heck, R. M.and Farrauto, R. J. Catalytic Air Pollution Control, 2nd ed., John Wiley, New York, 2002, kompletterat med utdelade aktuella vetenskapliga artiklar.

Heck, R. M. and Farrauto, R. J. Catalytic Air Pollution Control, 2nd ed., John Wiley, New York, 2002, supplemented with hand-outs of recent scientific papers.


TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

ÖVN1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P

Offered by

CHE/Chemical Engineering and Technology


Roberto Lanza, lanza@kth.se, +46 8 790 82 81


Roberto Lanza <lanza@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Group size: min 7


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.