Modelling tools for advanced separation processes


Project Description

Adsorption processes are emerging separation technologies that have the potential to cut energy consumption in many different separations vital to society. Differently from other separation technologies, adsorption processes are transient processes where the operation of a bundle of columns is synchronized to operate in an efficient manner. Modelling the performance of adsorption processes involve the utilization of advanced modelling tools that will be learnt in this project. The student will learn how to develop a mathematical model for a given gas separation and to use gPROMS language as a tool to numerically solve this problem. The main objective of this project is to learn how to model adsorption processes in general so there is plenty of flexibility in selecting the separation to be targeted.
Program - Chemical Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
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Center Affiliation - Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center
Field of Study - separation processes ; transport phenomena ; modelling

About the

Carlos Grande

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Carlos Grande

Desired Project Deliverables

Learn to use gPROMS software and how to transform equation-based problems into computer code. Understand the important variables that are important for simulation and optimization of adsorption processes. Participate in a joint scientific publication.