Fundamentals of Selection, Synthesis and Design of Thermal Separation Processes
3(4)-day course at the Chair of Industrial Chemistry, University of Oldenburg
Location: University of Oldenburg, Industrial Chemistry (faculty 5),
Carl-von-Ossietzky Str. 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg (Oldb.), Germany
Dates: February 12. – 14. (15.) 2013
Instructor: Prof. h.c. Dr. J. Rarey
A sound knowledge of process engineering fundamentals becomes increasingly important due to the broader application of process simulation software for the development (synthesis), design and optimization of chemical processes. Within this course participants from industry and academia should become familiar with the possibilities and limitations of currently used methods and models. The course will focus on those aspects, which we consider to be of primary importance for the successful modeling of single separation units or whole chemical plants.
Besides the thermodynamic properties of pure components, especially the behavior of multicomponent mixtures will be covered with special attention to phase equilibria, also those of electrolyte systems.
Following a detailed discussion of the basics of thermodynamics, various approaches to process engineering problems using modern thermodynamic methods will be presented.
These include for example hybrid or pressure swing processes, the selection of suitable entrainers for special separation processes like azeotropic and extractive distillation, extraction as well as a discussion of reactive distillation.
Participants should gain an improved understanding of the various graphical representations of the real behavior of mixtures such as plots on solvent-free basis, contour lines, residual curves incl. boundary lines or surfaces, azotropic points …). Practical tutorials are included to deepen the understanding of the various topics. The course will be held in English.
Following the first 3 days an optional fourth day offers a workshop on thermophysical properties including data retrieval, examination and evaluation, regression and estimation as well as parameter verification for use in process simulation. As software, mainly the Dortmund Data Bank (DDB) together with the integrated software package is used.
Space is limited and early registration is recommended. The number of participants is limited to 20. Up to 7 students of the University of Oldenburg will be given the possibility to participate.
Registration fee is € 1170 (€ 1440 for 4 days). Participants from member companies of GVT receive a discount of € 50.-. The course fee is tax free according to German law (§ 4 Ziffer 22 UStG-MwSt.). The registration fee includes a copy of the course material, the textbook “Chemical Thermodynamics for Process Simulation”, morning and afternoon refreshments, snacks and a get-together party at a local restaurant.
Most current information can be found at http://courses.rarey.net. Concerning further information please contact
Prof. h.c. Dr. Jürgen Rarey Tel.: +49 441 798 3846
Technische Chemie (Faculty V) Fax: +49 321 21054378
Universität Oldenburg E-Mail: Juergen@Rarey.net
University course in co-operation with GVT.ORG
|Tuesday||10.00||–||10.30||Welcome, Introduction – Introduction of the Participants – Importance of Physical Properties for the Synthesis, Design and Optimization of Chemical Processes – Research Activities incl. History and Development of the Dortmund Data Bank (DDB) and the Integrated Software Package – History and Development of Thermodynamic Models – Technical Information|
|10.30||–||12.15||Pure Component Properties I – PvT-Behavior of Pure Components – Equations of State, Corresponding State Principle – Critical Data|
|13.15||–||15.15||Pure Component Properties II – Residual Functions – Vapor Pressure, Enthalpy of Vaporization – Viscosity, Thermal Conductivity – PURE Data Bank, Molecular Structures and Property Estimation|
|15.30||–||17.15||Importance of Phase Equilibria Thermodynamic Fundamentals I – Auxiliary Functions gi, ji – Activity Coefficient Models (gE-Models) – Calculation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibria – Parameter Fitting, Consistency Tests, …|
|Wednesday||9.00||–||10.00||Thermodynamic Fundamentals II – Activity Coefficients at Infinite Dilution – Excess Enthalpies – Simultaneous Description of Phase Equilibria and Properties (Recommended Values) – Separation Factors and Azeotropic Points as Function of Temperature|
|10.00||–||10.30||Thermodynamic Fundamentals III – Equations of State, Mixing Rules|
|10.45||–||12.15||Tutorial “Pure Component Properties” and “Phase Equilibria”|
|13.15||–||14.45||Special Phase Equilibria I Liquid-Liquid Equilibria, Gas Solubilities, Solid-Liquid Equilibria, Supercritical Extraction, Osmotic Pressure|
|15.00||–||15.45||Special Phase Equilibria IIElectrolyte Systems|
|15.45||–||16.45||Group Contribution Methods for the Estimation of Phase Equilibria – UNIFAC, mod. UNIFAC- Equations of State, Mixing Rules, Modern Group- Contribution Equations of State (e.g. PSRK, VTPR)|
|16.45||–||17.30||Application of the Dortmund Data Bank, DDBSP|
|Thursday||9.00||–||9.30||Quantum-Mechanical Methods (COSMO-RS, …)|
|9.30||–||11.00||Different Applications of gE-Models – Residual Curves, Distillation Lines, Boundary Curves/Surfaces Special Separation Processes – Extractive and Azeotropic Distillation Criteria for Entrainer Selection – Using Thermodynamic Models – Using The DDB – Extractive and Adductive Crystallization – Demonstration of the Program Package SYNTHESE|
|11.15||–||12.15||Tutorial “Thermodynamic Properties and Application”|
|13.15||–||14.45||Laboratory Tour at LTP (Laboratory for Thermophysical Properties)|
|14.45||–||15.30||Further Applications of gE-Models and Equations of State (e.g. Chemical Equilibria)|
|15.45||–||16.30||Reactive Distillation, Discontinuous Distillation, Absorption, Extraction, Supercritical Extraction, Crystallization, Adsorption, Membrane Processes|
|Friday||9.00||–||12.15||Workshop: Introduction to the Dortmund Data-bank and the Integrated Software Package DDBSP– General Structure, References, Components, Data- Introductory Training- Pure Component and Mixture Properties- Data Retrieval, Graphical Representations- Parameter Regression|
|13.15||–||16.00||Advantages of Simultaneous Data RegressionProperty Estimation and Parameter Verification for Process SimulationOther Data Sources: Reaxys, NIST-TDE, …|
O R G A N I S A T I O N
The course starts on Tuesday morning at 10am and ends on Thursday at 5.30 pm (resp. Friday at 4.30 pm). Oldenburg (Oldb.) is situated approx. 45 km west of Bremen (the nearest international airport), and can be conveniently reached by train. For participants arriving by plane, a transfer from Bremen airport can be reserved in advance (www.luftibus.de), which should be booked one week in advance. Oldenburg can also be reached by car via highways from all directions.
Details on the contents of the course can be found in the timetable above. A get-together party at a local restaurant is included.
For registration please contact with the enclosed registration form:
Forschungs-Gesellschaft Verfahrens-Technik e.V.
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 – 69 – 7564-118
FAX: +49 –69 – 7564-414
Subject: University Course „Thermal Separation Processes“
Please transfer the course fee using the subject given above to the account 930 945 00, BLZ 500 800 00, Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt but not before having received the final confirmation of participation by GVT. The course fee is tax free in Germany (§ 4 Ziffer 22 UStG-MWSt.).