Reaction Engineering and Applied Catalysis
Continuing Education Course
THE COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR
Department of Chemical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
E-Mail for Course: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chemical reactions occur in a variety of different systems and are essential in a number of technological areas including the automotive industry, the chemical and petroleum industries, fuel cell and fuel processing industries, and environmental engineering, The goal of this course is to provide a background in the practical aspects of kinetics, catalysis, and reaction engineering. The fundamentals of catalysis and transport will be applied in the analysis and design of reacting systems.
- Update your knowledge in applied kinetics, catalysis, and reactor design and analysis
- Apply techniques for modeling chemically reacting systems
- Learn how to design experiments, select reactors and analytical methods, and apply statistics in reaction engineering and catalysis research.
- Familiarize participants with developments in key technical areas including fuel cell and fuel processing catalysis.
Applied Chemical Kinetics
- Basic Concepts and Theories
- Modeling Reacting Systems
- Rate Laws and Mechanisms
- Reaction Pathway Resolution
- Basic Concepts
- Kinetics of Elementary Catalytic Steps
- Catalytic Chemistry
- Catalyst Selection and Synthesis
Reactor Analysis and Design
- Chemical Reactor Analysis
- Catalytic Reactors
- Catalyst Deactivation
Transport in Reacting Systems
- Interphase Transport in Reacting Systems
- Diffusion and Reaction in Porous Catalysts
- Thermal Effects
- Transport Effects and Catalyst Design
- Transport Effects and Reactor Design
Experimental Methods in Kinetics and Catalysis
- Experimental Design and Methods
- Laboratory Reactors
- Analysis of Rate Data
- Catalyst Characterization
Selected Case Studies (from previous courses)
- Automotive Exhaust Catalysis
- Selective Oxidation
- Hydrotreatment Catalysis
- Fuel Cells and Electrocatalysis
- Syngas/Hydrogen Generation
- Synthesis of Novel Catalysts
Levi T. Thompson, Ph.D
Richard E. Balzhiser Professor
of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Hydrogen Energy Technology Laboratory
The University of Michigan
phone (734) 936-2015
FAX (734) 763-0459
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Chemical, environmental, mechanical, and electrical engineers, chemists and electrochemists, and others with a technical background will benefit from this course.
Although a brief review will be part of this course, participants should be familiar with basic concepts in kinetics. No prior experience in catalysis or reaction engineering is required.
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Applications should be submitted as far in advance as possible, using the form below. Preference will be given to early applicants in those cases where it is necessary to limit enrollment. Individuals who require additional time to obtain employer authorization may reserve space by submitting a completed application. An enrollment confirmation will be sent to you along with travel and course information.
If you have any trouble using our online form, please contact Sandra Swisher (email@example.com, 734-764-7413).
Tuition for the course is $1,395. Included in the fee is a complete set of course notes, continental breakfasts, and coffee breaks. Please mail a check, purchase order, or government contract with your application. Make checks payable to The University of Michigan, and designate the name(s) of applicant(s) on the check. If payment is not enclosed with your application, please be certain that your name is clearly designated on a check, purchase order, or contract when you send it.
Cancellations should be made as soon as possible by mail, fax, or telephone. Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start of the course will receive a full refund. No cancellations will be accepted after Tuesday, June 22. "No shows" will be billed the full tuition amount. The course registration may be transferred to another colleague at any time without charge.
The hotels most conveniently located near North Campus are the Holiday Inn, Microtel Ann Arbor, the Hampton Inn North, and the Red Roof Inn.
PLEASE NOTE: The Holiday Inn runs a shuttle daily that you can use to get to and from the Dow Building.
Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
(734) 769-9800 or (800) 800-5560
If you stay in the Holiday Inn you can get a special rate for the short course. Just call (800)800-5560 and ask for the Reaction Engineering rate ($92/night), or visit their online reservation link for the class (Put in your arrival and departure dates and click on the "check availability" button, the group name and rate will automatically show up).
Adjacent to Holiday Inn is an economy hotel with lower rates, Microtel Inn.
Microtel Inn Ann Arbor
3610 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
(734) 997-9100 or (888)771-7171 (specify Ann Arbor before making reservation)
OTHER HOTELS in North Campus Area:
Hampton Inn North
2300 Green Road (US 23 Exit 41 (Plymouth Road)
(734) 996-4444 or (800) HAMPTON
Call either number to request the University of Michigan rate.
Red Roof Inn
3621 Plymouth Road (US 23 Exit 41)
(734) 996-5800 or (800) THE-ROOF
OTHER HOTELS in Ann Arbor:
If you prefer other accommodations in the Ann Arbor area, please call the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitor's Bureau at (734) 995-7281 or go to their website for a list of Ann Arbor hotels.
For more information or to register, call (734) 764-7413 or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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