Module Description

Module: Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Properties for Industrial Applications

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Properties for Industrial ApplicationsLecture4Winter Semester
Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Properties for Industrial ApplicationsRecitation Section (small)2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Dr. Sven Jakobtorweihen

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Thermodynamics III

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The students are capable to formulate thermodynamic problems and to specify possible solutions. Furthermore, they can describe the current state of research in thermodynamic property predictions.

Capabilities

The students are capable to apply modern thermodynamic calculation methods to multi-component mixtures and relevant biological systems. They can calculate phase equilibria and partition coefficients by applying equations of state, gE models, and COSMO-RS methods. They can provide a comparison and a critical assessment of these methods with regard to their industrial relevance. The students are capable to use the software COSMOtherm and relevant property tools of ASPEN and to write short programs for the specific calculation of different thermodynamic properties. They can judge and evaluate the results from thermodynamic calculations/predictions for industrial processes.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are capable to develop and discuss solutions in small groups; further they can translate these solutions into calculation algorithms. 

Autonomy

Students can rank the field of “Applied Thermodynamics” within the scientific and social context.  They are capable to define research projects within the field of thermodynamic data calculation.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Oral exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 96, Study Time in Lecture: 84


Course: Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Properties for Industrial Applications (Lecture)

Lecturers:

Ralf Dohrn, Sven Jakobtorweihen

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

  • Phase equilibria in multicomponent systems
  • Partioning in biorelevant systems
  • Calculation of phase equilibria in colloidal systems: UNIFAC, COSMO-RS (exercises in computer pool)
  • Calculation of partitioning coefficients in biological membranes: COSMO-RS (exercises in computer pool)
  • Application of equations of state (vapour pressure, phase equilibria, etc.) (exercises in computer pool) 
  • Intermolecular forces, interaction Potenitials
  • Introduction in statistical thermodynamics

Course: Applied Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic Properties for Industrial Applications (Recitation Section (small))

Lecturers:

Ralf Dohrn, Sven Jakobtorweihen

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

exercises in computer pool, see lecture description for more details

Literature:

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