2019 Catalysis for the Environmental Issues

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Baba Toshihide  Motokura Ken  Manaka Yuichi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(G114)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I416
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/8
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

Catalysts, Environment, Energy

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

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

  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
Class 8 Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding Solve practice problems by accurate understanding of the above all lectures.

Textbook(s)

Makoto Misono, Chemical Science and Technology for the Environment, SHOKABO (Japanese), ISBN:978-4-7853-3218-1

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Eiichi Kikuchi et al., Atarashii Shokubai Kagaku, Sankyo Publishing (Japanese), ISBN:978-4-7827-0688-6

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of catalytic materials and reactions using solid catalysts will be assessed.
Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam and/or reports.

Related courses

  • Advanced Catalytic Reactions I
  • Advanced Catalytic Reactions II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students should have fundamental knowledge for physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.

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