Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Catalysis - CHE 320

This course covers the basic concepts of heterogeneous, homogeneous and biocatalysis. Reaction kinetics and reaction rate theory are also discussed. Catalyst characterization, the requirements of a successful catalyst as well as surface reactivity are covered. Applications include steam reforming process, Fischer–Tropsch process, synthesis of ammonia, oil refining as well as some insights on environmental catalysis. Prerequisite: CHE 210