CA5010 Fundamentals of Adsorption and Catalysis


Objectives:

Physical and Chemical adsorption – adsorption isotherms: evaluation of the texture of solids: chemisorption bond, chemisorption on metals and oxides. Catalysis: concepts – evolution, model catalytic reactions for elucidation; H2¬D2 exchange, ethylene hydrogenation, CO oxidation and hydrocarbon reactions. Review of catalysis: Concepts like multiplet theory, ensembles, geometric factor; local field effects; coupled interactions; structure sensitivity and structure insensitivity; demanding reactions site structure; molecularity; remote control and autoremote; biand multifunctionality; forward and back spillover; bifurcation theory; biand multi layers; bond order conservation; electrochemical promotion; kinetic coupling; linear free energy relationships; metalsupport interactions; pore efficiency and effectiveness; self organization; sorbatesorbate interactions; structure breaking and directing; structurereactivity relationships; templating; poisoning, promotion and deactivation; selectivity; catalytic process engineering: examples and case histories; environmental and green chemical concepts.

Text Books:

1. John Meurig Thomas and W. John Thomas, Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Paperback), Acdemic press

2. Michael Bowker, The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Oxford Chemistry Primers, 53) (Paperback). 3

. A. W. Adamson ,Physical Chemistry of Surfaces , , Wiley Intersciences, 1990 (5th edition) 1990.

4. Bond, G C , Heterogeneous Catalysis: Principles and Application. Oxford University Press 1987.

5. D.K. Chakrabarty and B. Viswanathan, Hetergogeneous Catalysis, 2008 New Age Int. Publ.

6. B. Viswanathan, S. Sivasanker, and A. V. Ramaswamy, Catalysis: Principles and Applications, (Hardcover 9 April 2002), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi

Reference Books:

1. John Meurig Thomas and W. John Thomas, Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Paperback), Acdemic press

2. Michael Bowker, The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Oxford Chemistry Primers, 53) (Paperback).

3. A. W. Adamson ,Physical Chemistry of Surfaces , , Wiley Intersciences, 1990 (5th edition) 1990.

4. Bond, G C , Heterogeneous Catalysis: Principles and Application. Oxford University Press 1987.

5. D.K. Chakrabarty and B. Viswanathan, Hetergogeneous Catalysis, 2008 New Age Int. Publ.

6. B. Viswanathan, S. Sivasanker, and A. V. Ramaswamy, Catalysis: Principles and Applications, (Hardcover 9 April 2002), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi