The course aims to illustrate the heterogeneous catalysis in all its different aspects. Catalysts and catalytic processes for the industrial and for environmental remediation processes, including photocatalysis, will be described. Basic information on the design, preparation methods, bulk and surface catalyst properties, and development of industrial catalysts and catalytic processes will be illustrated.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to understand the role of heterogeneous solids in given reactions, to know the main techniques suitable for characterize the surface and bulk properties of heterogeneous catalysts and to know the main surface reaction mechanisms by making laboratory tests. From the several illustrated case history, the students should grow a positive vision on the importance of heterogeneous catalysis in the industrial and environmental processes.
Lesson period: Second semester
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