FCK3501 Environmental Catalysis 7.5 credits
The course gives an in-depth knowledge of modern sustainable emission reduction technologies using catalytic methods. The course contains a number of lectures and mandatory oral presentations in English at the seminars. These presentations are based on a seminar assignment included in the examination of SEM1.
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The course is given annually in period 4.
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Content and learning outcomes
- characterization of emissions
- health effects, pollutant formation
- test cycles
- emission standards
- influence of fuel on emissions
- exhaust gas catalysts for different kinds of vehicles
- system architecture and system design for exhaust treatment
- control of stationary emissions (VOC, NOx, SOx)
- catalysis in oil refining
- production of motor fuels with low content of sulfur and aromatics including biofuels
- hydrogen generation for fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell vehicle technology
- design of catalytic reactors
- new emerging reactor technologies in environmental catalysis
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the doctoral student should be able to:
- assess air pollution problems in industry and in the society
- propose a suitable sustainable method to reduce emissions of hazardous substances from mobile or stationary sources from given data
- analyze various emission sources, both mobile and stationary, and determine their impact on society
- explain the role of the catalyst in environmental catalysis and identify its constraints
The course contains a number of lectures and mandatory oral presentations in English at the seminars. These presentations are based on a seminar assignment included in the examination of SEM1.
Literature and preparations
Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and Passed on the courses KE1175, KE1160 alternatively MF2015, MF2016 or equivalent knowledge.
KE1175, KE1160 alternatively MF2015, MF2016 or equivalent knowledge.
Information about course literature is given in the course memo
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Mandatory presentation as part of requirement for SEM1. Also approved report is mandatory. Approved report for the laboratory assignment is mandatory for LAB1.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FCK3501
Main field of study
If the examination form is changed, the student will be examined according to the examination form that applied when the student was admitted to the course. If the course is completed, the student is given the opportunity to be examined on the course for another two academic years.
The course replaces the course F3C56