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The laboratory of air protection is equipped for research in the area of waste gas treatment processes using catalytic and adsorption based methods. The laboratory has equipment for gaseous sample collection, i.e. a system of passive dosing of gaseous samples, including an automated sampler cleaning system. The laboratory also provides service for gaseous mixture analysis. The laboratory does research and characterisation of gas phase heterogeneous catalysts for heterogeneous reactions, applied in the purification of waste gases from stationary sources both in industrial companies and in the laboratory. It also investigates adsorption and desorption process balance and kinetics. We offer testing of industrial catalysts, research of kinetics of catalytic reactions, modelling of reaction mechanisms, chemical engineering calculations, simulation and design of chemical reactors, determination of adsorption capacities of gases and vapours, and other research tasks, based on the customer's requirements.

Research activities

  • Research of catalysts with applications in the treatment of waste gases from stationary sources (catalytic decomposition of N2O, selective catalytic reduction of NOx, catalytic decomposition of NO, catalytic oxidation of CO).
  • Modeling of reaction mechanisms, research of kinetics of catalytic reactions, research of equilibrium and kinetics of adsorption and desorption processes.

Basic equipment

  • Flow experimental units for testing of catalysts and sorbents in the gas phase equipped with reactors and columns of different scale.
  • Universal device capable to assemble variable laboratory models of physico-chemical processes.
  • Equipment for taking gas samples - a system of passive dosing of the sample, sampling device for personal sampling of organic compounds, automatic cleaning system.
  • Gas chromatographs (TCD, FID, MSD), FTIR, continual analyzers (NOx, NH3, N2O, total organic carbon).
  • Emission apparatus for sampling of particulate matter, heavy metals etc.

Offered services

  • Testing of industrial catalysts (tablets, monoliths) for gas phase reactions.
  • Simulation and design of chemical reactors.
  • Determination of the adsorption capacity of a wide range of gases and vapors.
  • Dynamic measurement of breakthrough curves and their mathematical modeling.
  • Design of effluent gases adsorber.
  • Design of adsorber for balancing the varying concentrations of the components in the flowing gas.
  • Chemical engineering calculations.
  • Analysis of gases.
  • Catalysts and sorbents characterization – amount of reducible and oxidizable components, amount of acidic and bacis sites.

Contact

Ing. Kateřina Pacultová, Ph.D.
e-mail: katerina.pacultova@vsb.cz
tel.: 00420 597 32 7327

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Final work

2018/2019

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Cesiem promotovaný Co3O4 katalyzátor nanesený na keramické pěně pro snižování emisí oxidu dusného
(Cesium promoted Co3O4 catalyst deposited on ceramic foam support for nitrous oxide decomposition)
Ing. Tomáš Kiška Ing. Kateřina Pacultová, Ph.D. Masters
Rafinace surového kaprolaktamu
(Refining of crude caprolactam)
Ing. Filip Kovár prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Cesium jako promotor Co3O4 pro katalytický rozklad N2O
(Cesium as Co3O4 promotor for the catalytic decomposition of N2O)
Ing. Svatopluk Michalik prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral
Katalytický rozklad NO
(Catalytic decomposition of NO)
Ing. Tereza Bílková, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral

2017/2018

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Katalytický rozklad jako možnost snížení emisí NO
(Catalytic decomposition of NO as the possibility of NO emissions decrease)
Bc. Monika Nogolová Ing. Kateřina Pacultová, Ph.D. Masters
Nanesené tvarované katalyzátory na bázi směsných oxidů kobaltu pro rozklad N2O
(Supported shaped catalysts based on cobalt mixed oxides for N2O decomposition)
Ing. Anna Klegová, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral

2016/2017

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Optimalizace přípravy kobaltových katalyzátorů nanesených na strukturované nosiče pro katalytický rozklad oxidu dusného.
(Optimization of the process of deposition of cobalt based catalysts for nitrous oxide decomposition on the structured support.)
Ing. Tomáš Kiška Ing. Kateřina Pacultová, Ph.D. Bachelors
Optimalizace předúpravy lakování hliníkových autokol
(Optimization of the coating pretreatment of aluminum car wheels)
Bc. Klára Obroučková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2015/2016

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Optimalizace obsahu cesia ve směsných kobaltových oxidech pro katalytický rozklad N2O
(Optimization of cesium content in cobalt mixed oxides for N2O catalytic decomposition)
Ing. Žaneta Chromčáková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral
Povrchová aktivace uspořádaných mezoporézních křemičitých materiálů kobaltem a rhodiem
(Surface activation of ordered mesoporous silica materials by cobalt and rhodium)
Ing. Lenka Kuboňová, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral

2014/2015

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Studium katalyzátorů pro rozklad oxidů dusíku
(Study of catalysts for nitrogen oxides decomposition )
Bc. Veronika Draštíková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2013/2014

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Adsorpce CO2 na aktivním uhlí
(Adsorption of CO2 on activated carbon)
Ing. Tereza Bílková, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2012/2013

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Tvarované katalyzátory s obsahem přechodných kovů a jejich účinnost pro katalytický rozklad N2O
(Shaped catalysts containing transition metals and their efficiency for N2O catalytic decomposition )
Ing. Anna Klegová, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2011/2012

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Optimalizace obsahu Cs a Na promotoru ve směsném Co-Mn-Al oxidu
(Optimization of Cs and Na promoter content in Co-Mn-Al mixed oxide)
Ing. Svatopluk Michalik prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Vliv nosiče na katalytické vlastnosti Co-Mn-Al směsného oxidu
(The Influence of Support on Catalytic Properties of Co-Mn-Al Mixed Oxide)
Ing. Jana Strakošová prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2010/2011

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Katalyzátory s nízkým obsahem aktivních složek pro rozklad oxidu dusného
(Catalysts with low content of active species for dinitrogen monoxide decomposition)
Ing. Žaneta Chromčáková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Směsné oxidy s obsahem kovových promotorů pro katalytický rozklad N O
(Mixed Oxides with Metal Promoters for N O Catalytic Decomposition)
Ing. Kateřina Karásková, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral
Vliv kovových katalyzátorů na syntézu aminů ve vícefázových reaktorech
(Influence of Metal Catalysts on Amine Synthesis in Multiphase Reactors)
Mgr. Libor Dluhoš prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral

2009/2010

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Absorpce oxidu uhličitého
(Absorption of carbon dioxide)
Bc. Lukáš Galla prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Odstranění těžkých kovů z popela splaškových kalů v reaktoru s fluidním ložem
(Heavy metal removal of sewage sludge ash in a fluidized bed reactor)
Bc. Libor Perutka prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters

2008/2009

Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Příprava katalyzátorů modifikovaných promotory a jejich aktivita pro katalytický rozklad N2O
(Preparation of Catalysts Modified by Promoters and their Activity for N2O Decomposition)
Ing. Jana Strakošová prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Bachelors
Kinetika katalytického rozkladu oxidu dusného
(Kinetics of catalytic decomposition of nitrous oxide)
Bc. Šárka Michaláková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Studium eliminace pachových látek
(Study of malodorous compounds elimination)
Ing. Miroslava Macháčková prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Masters
Nanomateriály TiO pro fotokatalytickou reakci CO
(xxx)
prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D. prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Doctoral