In this course, at first, overviews of recent environmental and energy issues and changes will be introduced. Then, the knowledge of the role of catalysts will be instructed.
In order to understand chemical transformations related to environmental and energy issues, it is necessary to know the role of catalysts in these transformation reactions. Therefore, recent topics, such as biomass conversions, use of shale gas, carbon dioxide transformation to useful chemicals, will be discussed.
By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the role of catalsyts and catalytic reaction systems through the topics for environmental and energy issues based on physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.
2) Gain the knowledge to solve the environmental problems in the standpoint of catalysis.
Catalysts, Environment, Energy
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In order to understand the contents of this course, at the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Prediction of Enegy and Environmental Changes||Gain knowledges for the prediction of energy and environmental changes|
|Class 2||Catalysis and Environment||Understand catalytic chemistry related to environmental issues|
|Class 3||Topic-1 Biomass Conversions||Gain knowledges for catalytic conversions of biomass|
|Class 4||Topic-2 Utilizations and Chemical Transformation of Shale Gas||Understand the role of catalysts for utilizations and chemical transformations of shale gas|
|Class 5||Topic-3 Chemical Transfromation of Carbon Dioxide||Understand the role of catalysts for chemical transformations of carbon dioxide|
|Class 6||Topic-4 Utilizations of Renewable Energy||Understand the role of catalysts for utilizations of renewable energy|
|Class 7||Topic-5 Organic Reactions without Waste Generations||Gain knowledges for catalytic organic synthesis without waste generations|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Makoto Misono, Chemical Science and Technology for the Environment, SHOKABO (Japanese), ISBN:978-4-7853-3218-1
Eiichi Kikuchi et al., Atarashii Shokubai Kagaku, Sankyo Publishing (Japanese), ISBN:978-4-7827-0688-6
Students' knowledge of catalytic materials and reactions using solid catalysts will be assessed.
Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam and/or reports.
Students should have fundamental knowledge for physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.