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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKE3070 (Spring 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Secondary phenomena and plant design, sintering (support, metal crystals), poisoning (chemisorption, Ni/H2S example, diffusion, dynamics, effectiveness factors), routes to carbon (FCC example, gum formation, coke from pyrolysis), carbon formation on metals (steam reforming), fouling of catalysts (interparticle (HDS example), intraparticle (flue gas catalysis),

 process influence on catalyst deactivation (feed, fuel and impurities, industrial examples), process influence on catalyst deactivation (influence of ash, dust and mechanical problems, industrial examples), Catalyst deactivation studies (field vs. laboratory evaluations)
Lectures and seminars are given by Prof. Jens Rostrup-Nielsen (former R&D Manager Haldor Topsøe).

Intended learning outcomes

After approved course the PhD student should be able to
- discuss applications of catalysts in industrial catalytic processes
- evaluate deactivation mechanisms
- analyze sintering, coking and poisoning
- apply expressions for deactivation kinetics at design of catalytic reactors
- discuss the routes to carbon in various industrial processes
- relate evaluation of deactivation in laboratory scale to deactivation in industrial environments

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MSc in chemical engineering, chemistry or physics with a specialization in materials chemistry/material physics and/or catalysis.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Utdelade artiklar i ämnesområdet katalysatordeaktivering, t ex
C.H.Bartholomew, ”Mechanisms of catalyst deactivation”, Appl.Catal. A 212(2001 17-60

G.F.Froment, “Modeling of catalyst deactivation”, Appl.Catal. A 212(2001) 117-128 

J.R.Rostrup-Nielsen, L.J.Christiansen, “Concepts in Syngas Manufacture”

 Imperial College Press 2011) Chap.5

Hand-outs of relevant scientific papers concerning catalyst deactivation, t ex

C.H.Bartholomew, ”Mechanisms of catalyst deactivation”, Appl.Catal. A 212(2001 17-60

G.F.Froment, “Modeling of catalyst deactivation”, Appl.Catal. A 212(2001) 117-128 

J.R.Rostrup-Nielsen, L.J.Christiansen, “Concepts in Syngas Manufacture”

 Imperial College Press 2011) Chap.5

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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Examination

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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 active participation in more than 80 % of seminars and lectures. Approved written examination, oral presentation and home assignments.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Lars Pettersson

Ethical approach

  • 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

Course web

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 FKE3070

Offered by

CHE/Chemical Engineering and Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Lars J. Pettersson, e-mail: larsp@ket.kth.se, tel: +46 8 790 8259

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CHE/Chemical Engineering and Technology