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Molecular physical chemistry laboratory


The purpose of the research works is to understand the physical properties and phase equilibria of mixtures from the point of view of molecule structures and interactions. 


Main research subjects


l     Phase equilibria for supercritical fluids (CO2, water, alcohols)

l     Supercritical fluid technology (extraction, separation of isomers, electro-hydrodynamic convection)

l     Fabrication of functional materials with supercritical carbon dioxide

l     Phase equilibria for ionic liquids

l     Analysis of hydrates by molecular dynamics simulation (dissociation of methane hydrate, replacement CH4 with CO2 from methane hydrate, hydrogen hydrate)

l     Monte Carlo simulation of athermal contributions in activity coefficients