Coarse Grained modelling of petroleum complex systems using Monte Carlo schemes
Oil and gas industries are confronted with complex systems exhibiting a wide range of characteristic time and length scales. This is especially the case for emulsions, heterogeneous fluids, and in general all multiphasic systems containing interfaces, encountered among others in oil recovery and water treatment. Experimental measurements of thermophysical properties on such systems are not always easy or even possible. The use of molecular simulation methods is an alternative solution in order to assess relevant properties and to allow a better understanding of the physical phenomena involved.
Topics: Energetics / chemical-engineering thermodynamics.
Title: Use of the product-design approach for the selection of an optimal working fluid flowing in power and refrigeration cycles
Funding: Grant from the French government.
Possibility to supplement the salary by teaching (only for people speaking French).
Please be aware of the upcoming World Chemical Engineering Congress that will take place in Barcelona on 1-5 october 2017. Deadline for abstract submission is February 28th.
The Industrial Use of Thermodynamics (IUT) symposium will be opportunity to create a forum for exchange between the EFCE Working Parties on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties and on Fluid Separation Processes.
- Keynote-Tutorials are planned on the Selection of reliable Data and Adequate Models for Sustainable Process and Product Desing
- A round-table discussion on Data Quality and Assessment, Validation methods and Error Propagation through the Simulation Software. This will be a unique opportunity to share on the challenges related to the design of complex separation processes.
Your input will be highly appreciated, either submitting an abstract or simply by attending the sessions.
Jean-Charles de Hemptinne
IFP School Professor
The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the fifth EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
In the long tradition of the European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics, ESAT 2017 will bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. Among others, the conference aims to cover new experimental achievements, prediction of thermophysical properties of complex systems, molecular and statistical thermodynamics, molecular modeling and simulation.
The third Distinguished Lecture of the European Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties will be delivered by Professor Cornelis Peters during the 14th International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design (PPEPPD 2016), which will be held in Porto, Portugal from 22 to 26 May 2016.
He was elected unanimously by the selection Committee who thereby recognizes his 40 years research contributions to the fundamental understanding of phase theory.
Dr Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen, who completed his PhD at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) under the supervision of Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis and Associate Professor Kaj Thomsen, has been named the winner of the 2015 EFCE Excellence Award in Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.
Dr Maribo-Mogensen, now a Physical Property Specialist at Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany, successfully modelled an equation of state for electrolytes with applications in the oil and gas industry as part of his research.
He also developed a deeper understanding of the different models currently used for electrostatic interactions, comparing the Debye–Hückel model with the mean spherical approximation (MSA) theory.
In the long tradition of the European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics, the ESAT 2015 will bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. Among others, the conference aims to cover new experimental achievements, prediction of thermophysical properties of complex systems,molecular and statistical thermodynamics, molecular modeling and simulation.