Staff

Fullname: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Position: Assistent-professor

Room: A 26

Phone: 220 444 018

e-mail: Vlastimil.Fila@vscht.cz

Workgroup: Catalytic processes

Education

N105013Membrane Processes
S105013Membrane Processes
N111019Technology Process Design
S111019Process Design
N105028Fundamentals of Membrane and Hydrogen Processes
N105005Fundamentals of Computer Simulations
N963014Bachelor Thesis
N963008Diploma Thesis
S105022Individual Project 2
N105021Specialized Laboratory
N105029Laboratory of Hydrogen and Membrane Technologies
N105022Laboratory Project I
N105023Laboratory Project II

Professional curriculum vitae

1986-1991Master study - ICT Prague, Diploma thesis "Mathematical model of ammonia catalytic oxidation"
1992-1996PhD study - ICT Prague, Department of Inorganic Technology, Dissertation "Mathematical model of reactor for ammonia oxidation"
1996Scientific worker - ICT Prague, Department of Inorganic Technology
1997graduation of PhD study
1998-2019Assistant professor - ICT Prague, Department of Inorganic Technology

Specialization

Chemical technology, reactor engineering, membrane reactors, process design, inorganic membranes

Membership in scientific societies

Czech Society of Chemical Engineering
Czech Chemical Society

Internships

1997-1998LAGEP, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France
2000-20023 shorter study stays in Institute de Recherches sur la Catalyse CNRS Villeurbanne, France

Theses topics

Přímá dekompozice metanu

V rámci této práce budou připravovány a testovány katalyzátory pro přímý rozklad metanu na vodík a uhlík.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Catalytic transformation of methane to higher value products

The high attention on the processes of transformation of methane (C2, C3 hydrocarbons eventually) from natural gas or biogas to higher value products is paid at present time. The processes such as non-oxidative catalytic methane aromatization, selective oxidation to methanol or dimethyl ether are used. The suitable catalyst for chosen process will be developed. The effect of the reaction conditions, catalyst carrier and formation of active phase on catalyst on the methane conversion, catalyst stability and yield of products will be studied.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Kinetics of catalytic decomposition of N2O on zeolite catalysts

The topic of this work is the study of kinetics of N2O decomposition on zeolitic (MFI, FER) and titano-silicates catalysts involving Fe and other transition metals. The work will be focused on kinetic experiments in aiminf to develop reliable kinetic model suitable for desing of industrial equipment.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Kinetics of high temperature catalytic decomposition of N2O

The objective of this work is to provide the missing knowledge base for rational optimization of different categories of potentially functional metal/metal-oxo catalysts for the secondary step of the N2O elimination from the high temperature stream of the production of nitric acid, i.e. in wet and NO-rich streams under temperature regime between 750 and 900 oC. The most important output of this work is to evaluate robust support structures with oxygen vacancies and metal ions of variable valency with ability for decomposition of N2O to molecular nitrogen and molecular oxygen without destruction of the NO. The kinetic analysis at high temperature conditions will be used to elucidate the role of other components of the process stream in kinetic behavior of the catalysts involving long term deactivation.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Mathematical modeling of N2O-free ammonia oxidation catalytic reactor

The topic of this work is the development of dynamic mathematical model of catalytic reactor for high temperature ammonia oxidation in which new catalysts are applied allowing to decrease substantially N2O emission from nitric acid plants in comparaison with existing Pt-Rh catalysts. Both laboratory and process data will be used in aiming to design industrial reactor giving low N2O emissions.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Membrane reactor for application in water gas shift reaction

Hydrogen is very important chemical raw material for many synthesis, refining or as a gas fuel. One step of hydrogen production is CO conversion by water vapour (WGS). It is equilibrium catalytic reaction and it has to take place in membrane reactor with continuous withdrawing of forming products. Scope of this work is development and testing of membrane reactors with membrane based on microporous material.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Využití membránových separací v ochraně životního prostředí

Membránové separace představují vhodnou alternativu ke standardním separačním procesům. Tato práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených membrán pro odstraňování CO2, VOC popř. jiných složek z plynných směsí. Budou syntetizovány membrány na bázi polymerů a kompozitní membrány polymer-plnivo.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Přímá dekompozice metanu

V rámci této práce budou připravovány a testovány katalyzátory pro přímý rozklad metanu na vodík a uhlík.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Příprava a charakterizace materiálů na bázi MOF a ZIF

V rámci této práce budou syntetizovány MOF (metallic organic framework) and ZIF (zeolite imidazole framework) materiály. U těchto materiálů budou měřeny adsorpční izotermy pro průmyslově významné plyny (CO2, CH4, C2H6, apod.)

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Miloslav Lhotka, PhD.

Separace binárních směsí pomocí mikroporézních membrán

Práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených mikroporézních membrán v systémech CO2 - CH4 - N2 a binárních systémech CH4/ alkan.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Application of membranes for biogas treatment

Membrane processes are very perspective. In this work the membranes for purification of biogas from CO2 and others impurities will be developed and tested.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Catalytic transformation of methane to higher value products

The high attention on the processes of transformation of methane (C2, C3 hydrocarbons eventually) from natural gas or biogas to higher value products is paid at present time. The processes such as non-oxidative catalytic methane aromatization, selective oxidation to methanol or dimethyl ether are used. The suitable catalyst for chosen process will be developed. The effect of the reaction conditions, catalyst carrier and formation of active phase on catalyst on the methane conversion, catalyst stability and yield of products will be studied.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Kinetics of catalytic decomposition of N2O on zeolite catalysts

The topic of this work is the study of kinetics of N2O decomposition on zeolitic (MFI, FER) and titano-silicates catalysts involving Fe and other transition metals. The work will be focused on kinetic experiments in aiminf to develop reliable kinetic model suitable for desing of industrial equipment.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Kinetics of high temperature catalytic decomposition of N2O

The objective of this work is to provide the missing knowledge base for rational optimization of different categories of potentially functional metal/metal-oxo catalysts for the secondary step of the N2O elimination from the high temperature stream of the production of nitric acid, i.e. in wet and NO-rich streams under temperature regime between 750 and 900 oC. The most important output of this work is to evaluate robust support structures with oxygen vacancies and metal ions of variable valency with ability for decomposition of N2O to molecular nitrogen and molecular oxygen without destruction of the NO. The kinetic analysis at high temperature conditions will be used to elucidate the role of other components of the process stream in kinetic behavior of the catalysts involving long term deactivation.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Mathematical modelling of chemical and membrane processes using universal simulation programs

Universal simulation programs introduce a tool suitable for design of new and optimization of existing industrial technologies. In the frame of this work the static and dynamic models of selected advanced membrane and/or chemical technologies or their parts will be developed using universal simulation programs. By the help of them and computer experiment the behavior of these technologies will be studied. Verification of developed models by experimental data will be implemented. Aim of the work is the improvement of economic and ecological technological parameters. The universal simulation programs from Aspen Technology will be used preferentially.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Membrane reactor for application in water gas shift reaction

Hydrogen is very important chemical raw material for many synthesis, refining or as a gas fuel. One step of hydrogen production is CO conversion by water vapour (WGS). It is equilibrium catalytic reaction and it has to take place in membrane reactor with continuous withdrawing of forming products. Scope of this work is development and testing of membrane reactors with membrane based on microporous material.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Preparation and characterization of mixed matrix membranes for gas separation

Gas membrane separation represents one of the perspective and energy saving alternative with respect to the present separation processes (PSA, TSA etc.). In the frame of this work the mixed matrix membranes combining the perspective properties of the both, microporous and polymeric membranes, will be prepared and characterized. The microporous material e.g. ZIF-8, silicalite-1, ETS, FAU, TS-1, AFX, MOF will be used as filler and combined with polyimide matrix. The key issue of mixed matrix membranes preparation which needs to be solved is the adhesion and interface interactions of filler and polymer because of their effects on compactness and selectivity of membrane. The aim of this study is evaluation of different possibilities of microporous and polymer phase modifications with respect to the compactness of membranes and their selectivity and permeability in selected systems of hydrocarbons, CO2 and H2.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Přímá dekompozice metanu

V rámci této práce budou připravovány a testovány katalyzátory pro přímý rozklad metanu na vodík a uhlík.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Příprava a charakterizace materiálů na bázi MOF a ZIF

V rámci této práce budou syntetizovány MOF (metallic organic framework) and ZIF (zeolite imidazole framework) materiály. U těchto materiálů budou měřeny adsorpční izotermy pro průmyslově významné plyny (CO2, CH4, C2H6, apod.)

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Miloslav Lhotka, PhD.

Separace binárních směsí pomocí mikroporézních membrán

Práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených mikroporézních membrán v systémech CO2 - CH4 - N2 a binárních systémech CH4/ alkan.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Mathematical modeling of N2O-free ammonia oxidation catalytic reactor

The topic of this work is the development of dynamic mathematical model of catalytic reactor for high temperature ammonia oxidation in which new catalysts are applied allowing to decrease substantially N2O emission from nitric acid plants in comparaison with existing Pt-Rh catalysts. Both laboratory and process data will be used in aiming to design industrial reactor giving low N2O emissions.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Thesis consultant: Ing. Milan Bernauer, Ph.D.

Mathematical modelling of chemical and membrane processes using universal simulation programs

Universal simulation programs introduce a tool suitable for design of new and optimization of existing industrial technologies. In the frame of this work the static and dynamic models of selected advanced membrane and/or chemical technologies or their parts will be developed using universal simulation programs. By the help of them and computer experiment the behavior of these technologies will be studied. Verification of developed models by experimental data will be implemented. Aim of the work is the improvement of economic and ecological technological parameters. The universal simulation programs from Aspen Technology will be used preferentially.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Použití membrán při čištění bioplynu

Práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených membrán pro čištění bioplynu. Bude studován vliv teploty, tlaku a složení plynné směsi na jejich separační vlastnosti.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Separace binárních směsí pomocí mikroporézních membrán

Práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených mikroporézních membrán v systémech CO2 - CH4 - N2 a binárních systémech CH4/ alkan.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Využití membránových separací v ochraně životního prostředí

Membránové separace představují vhodnou alternativu ke standardním separačním procesům. Tato práce je zaměřena na experimentální stanovení permeačních charakteristik a separačních vlastností připravených membrán pro odstraňování CO2, VOC popř. jiných složek z plynných směsí. Budou syntetizovány membrány na bázi polymerů a kompozitní membrány polymer-plnivo.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Application of membranes for biogas treatment

Membrane processes are very perspective. In this work the membranes for purification of biogas from CO2 and others impurities will be developed and tested.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Mathematical modelling of chemical and membrane processes using universal simulation programs

Universal simulation programs introduce a tool suitable for design of new and optimization of existing industrial technologies. In the frame of this work the static and dynamic models of selected advanced membrane and/or chemical technologies or their parts will be developed using universal simulation programs. By the help of them and computer experiment the behavior of these technologies will be studied. Verification of developed models by experimental data will be implemented. Aim of the work is the improvement of economic and ecological technological parameters. The universal simulation programs from Aspen Technology will be used preferentially.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Membrane reactor for application in water gas shift reaction

Hydrogen is very important chemical raw material for many synthesis, refining or as a gas fuel. One step of hydrogen production is CO conversion by water vapour (WGS). It is equilibrium catalytic reaction and it has to take place in membrane reactor with continuous withdrawing of forming products. Scope of this work is development and testing of membrane reactors with membrane based on microporous material.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Preparation and characterization of mixed matrix membranes for gas separation

Gas membrane separation represents one of the perspective and energy saving alternative with respect to the present separation processes (PSA, TSA etc.). In the frame of this work the mixed matrix membranes combining the perspective properties of the both, microporous and polymeric membranes, will be prepared and characterized. The microporous material e.g. ZIF-8, silicalite-1, ETS, FAU, TS-1, AFX, MOF will be used as filler and combined with polyimide matrix. The key issue of mixed matrix membranes preparation which needs to be solved is the adhesion and interface interactions of filler and polymer because of their effects on compactness and selectivity of membrane. The aim of this study is evaluation of different possibilities of microporous and polymer phase modifications with respect to the compactness of membranes and their selectivity and permeability in selected systems of hydrocarbons, CO2 and H2.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

Download: Erasmus Mundus Laboratory

enPermeability of membranes for gas separation

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Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla, Viacheslav Perfilov, M.Sc.

enSelectivity of membranes for gas separation

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Room: AH 08

Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla, Violeta Martin, M.Sc.

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cz03 Selektivita membrány pro separaci plynů

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Room: AH08

Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla

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cz07 Selektivita membrány pro separaci plynů

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Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla