Course: Gas sorption methods

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Course title Gas sorption methods
Course code KEF/BBET
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kopp Josef, Mgr.
  • Průchová Kateřina, Mgr.
Course content
Sorption of gas, physisorption, chemisorption, principles of specific surface area and porosity measurement, adosorbents, adsorbates. Methods of adsorption isotherms measurements and its classification, hysteresis loops, microporosity, mesoporosity. Adsorption isotherms, Langmuir isotherm, BET isotherm (BET theory), evaluation of isotherms by using the BET method, capillary condensation. Chemisorption, characterization of catalysts surface, material analysis for gas storage. Practical examples of measurements and results evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Students will reach knowledge about principial characteristics of measurement of specific surface area of materials and its porosity; eveluation of measuremnets and application.


Assessment methods and criteria

Performing the exam (practical test, and oral). Active participation in class.
Recommended literature
  • Autosorb iQ (Quantachrome), Operating manual..
  • " F. Rouquerol, J. Rouquerol & K. Sing. Adsorption by powders & porous solids (principles, methodology and applications).
  • ISO 9257:1995(E) Určování specifické plochy povrchu pevných látek adsorpcí plynu použitím BET metody..
  • Sorptomatic 1990 (ThermoFinnigan), Instruction manual..
  • L. Pátý. (1968). Fyzika nízkých tlaků.. Academia Praha.
  • S. Lowell, Joan E. Shields, Martin A. Thomas and Matthias Thommes. Characterization of porous solids and powders: surface area, pore size and density.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Nanotechnology (1) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Winter