Zeolites and Molecular Sieves

The aim of this course for doctoral students is to get acquainted with the basics in synthesis of zeolites, their structure and properties. Relationships between natural and synthetic zeolites; features of zeolites, mesoporous materials, zeotypes and techniques for their synthesis and modification as well as characterization of individual types of materials using diffraction, spectroscopic, microscopic and sorption techniques are discussed within the course. A special focus is given to the current applications of zeolites and possible future practical use of these fascinating materials.

Catalysis in Practice

Catalysis represents the most important part of production of intermediates and final products in chemical industry. 85-90% of processes are with a catalyst involvement. This course provides fundamental knowledge on how catalysts are employed in the large-scale industrial processes. The course will focus on description of the role of industrial catalysts in oil and natural gas upgrading, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, ammonia synthesis and aromatic petrochemistry. The application of catalysts for the synthesis of fine chemicals (drugs, flavors and fragrances) will be discussed. Last but not least, application of homogeneous and enzymatic catalysts on industrial level will be provided. The lectures (2 hours per week on average) are accompanied by experimental practices (1 hour per week on average). Knowledge from principles of catalysis course and general knowledge of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry is expected.

Physical Chemistry for International Students II

The course consists of lectures by academic staff members from the department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (2x45min per week), combined with problem solving classes (1x45min per week). The course comprises the bachelor and master curriculum of Physical Chemistry in a more condensed form. The target audience are international master students within the Erasmus programme, and PhD students whose background is not Physical Chemistry (Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.).

Chemical Principles of Industrial Chemistry

In the course, students will get acquainted with the chemical pathways to process the primary raw materials (oil, natural gas, coal, wood, agricultural products) to final products intended for direct consumption (e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, lubricants, detergents, adhesives, etc.) The principles of development of waste-free processes and advances in the development of new catalysts, fermentation processes and ecotechnologies are discussed.

List of our courses

MC260P90Zeolites and Molecular SieveswinterEnglish3prof. Ing. Jiří Čejka, DrSc.
doc. Maksym Opanasenko, Ph.D.
MC260P138Catalysis in PracticesummerEnglish3doc. Maksym Opanasenko, Ph.D.
MC260P133Physical Chemistry for International Students II winterEnglish1RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D.
MC260P21 Chemical Principles of Industrial Chemistry winter Czech4prof. RNDr. Jiří Vohlídal, CSc.