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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 570 (EME 570) Catalytic Materials (3) Preparation and characterization of solid catalytic materials and the relationships between their surface, defect, and electronic properties and catalytic activity.

MATSE (EME) 570 Catalytic Materials (3)

This course covers the preparation and characterization of solid catalytic materials, and the relationships between the surface and electronic properties and pore structure of the materials and their catalytic activity and selectivity. The course includes the following materials: zeolites and molecular sieves; metals and alloys; metal oxides; metal sulfides; and other catalytic materials. Also included are the major applications of catalytic materials in chemical and petroleum industries and in other manufacturing industries for environmental protection. This course can be grouped into three parts: (1) introduction to catalysis and analytical techniques; (2) synthesis and characterization of catalytic materials; and (3) catalysis at surfaces of solid materials. The course is suitable for a broad spectrum of students in energy and mineral engineering, materials science and engineering, fuel science, chemical engineering, chemistry, solid -state science, and environmental engineering.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 or similar course in chemical materials or energy sciences and engineering

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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