KP8136 - Modelling of Catalytic Reactions


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 60/100 A
Oral examination 40/100 D

Course content

The course will be given every second year, next time spring 2022. The course gives an overview on the methods for building microkinetic model, collecting or theoretically estimating rate constant, and microkinetic simulation. Focus will also on the microkinetic analysis of reaction systems at the atomic level. A project work of microkinetic modeling of a selected reaction system will be included in the course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students should know about modern theories relevant to kinetics of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions. The knowledge should be targeted towards combining computational chemistry, surface science, kinetic and mechanistic study of selected reactions in the microkinetic modelling and analysis. Skills: The students should be able to find and choose relevant reaction mechanisms of selected reactions. They should be able to predict and calibrate the kinetic constants of elementary steps. Based on the microkinetic modelling, they are able to analyze the rate determining steps and reduce the microkinetic model to simple kinetic models. Finally, they should be able to present and discuss the microkinetic analysis of the reactions within an audience of researchers. General competence: The students are able to assess reaction mechanisms, model and simulate the kinetic behaviour of heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars + project

Course materials

Course materials: James A. Dumesic, Dale F. Rudd, Luis M. Aparicio, James E. Rekoske, Andres A. Trenino, The microkinetics of heterogeneous catalysis. ACS professional Reference Book, Washington, DC 1993. Selected papers

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KP8124 6.0 AUTUMN 2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 40/100 D
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Autumn ORD Approved report 60/100 A
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Spring ORD Oral examination 40/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 60/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
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