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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the principles of distillation and fractionation, catalysis and Green chemistry. Environmental issues are tackled by understanding the chemistry and application of industrial scrubbers in oil and gas chemistry. The chemistry of natural gas utilisation is introduced and you will learn to identify suitable catalysts for key petrochemical processes and describe their mode of action and identify and discuss industrial approaches to environmental protection including aspects of green chemistry. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alan McCue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Distillation thermodynamics, Catalysis, Environmental protection, Green chemistry, sources of natural gas (conventional and unconventional), gas to liquids options.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Science Laboratories during University week34
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 30
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 31 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 30 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 two-hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) - to be provided as laboratory report and either essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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