COURSE NAME CATALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT4063
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR FARAH WAHIDA HARUN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: More than 95% of all manufactured products involve catalysis in at least one step of the fabrication process. At a time when Green Chemistry is emerging as a key frontier for chemistry, catalysis, one of its central tools, is an essential field of chemistry. The major processes are involved in the production of industrial chemicals. This involves processes from petrochemical refining all the way to bio-refining and fine chemicals. In general, this course will expose students to important aspects of industrial chemistry, including commodity and pharmaceutical materials. Students will therefore acquire skills that are applicable for future careers in both academic and industrial chemistry.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VII / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

O

 

0

P

 

0

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

1.     Provide an understanding of catalysis process in terms of fundamental concepts, theories and principles.

2.     Discuss the applications of various types of catalysis in industry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Elaborate knowledge on the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the catalysis process (LO1 – C5)

2.     Display the ability to describe the operation and solve problems relating to the catalysis process in industrial applications, written and verbal (LO7 – P3, A3, LL3)

3.     Demonstrate the ability to work in group to solve problems relating to the catalysis process (LO5 – A3, TS4)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group work.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Summative

SYNOPSIS: Catalysts are extensively used in the petroleum, chemical, alternative energy and environmental industries to enhance rates and selectivity of a wide variety of reactions. In this course an introduction to catalysis will first be presented. This course mainly will describe three types of catalysis i.e. homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis and bio-catalysis in terms of their fundamental concepts, preparations and characterization of catalysts and their industrial applications.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online Assignment
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
·    Cognitive

·    Affective

·    Psychomotor

40%

15%

5%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Cognitive – Structured and Essay type questions 40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Beller, M., Renken, A. and van Santen, R. A. 2012. Catalysis: From Principles to Applications. Wiley-VCH: Germany.

2.     Hagen, H 2015. Industrial Catalysis: A Practical Approach (3rd Edition). Wiley-VCH: Germany.

3.     Rothenberg, G.  2008.  Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications (1st Ed.).  Wiley-VCH: Germany.

4.     Thomas, J. M and Thomas, W. J. 2015. Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis (2nd Edition). Wiley-VCH: Germany.

5.     Somorjai, G. A and Li, Y. 2010. Introduction to Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (2nd Edition). Wiley: New Jersey

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING Other relevant articles from journals and other publications during lectures.