Toward development of activity coefficient models for process and product design of complex chemical systems

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Abstract

Molecular thermodynamics, an engineering science for quantitative representation of thermophysical properties and phase behavior for mixtures, has served as a core scientific foundation for process modeling and process and product design in the industries. This paper presents a personal adventure through molecular thermodynamics that follows the footprints of John Prausnitz and leads toward the development of activity coefficient models for process modeling and process and product design of complex chemical systems. In this scientific expedition, passion and endurance, industrial applications, molecular insights, and out-of-the-box thinking all play key roles. We venerate past accomplishments that serve industrial needs and cherish new opportunities that await future exploration by adventurous souls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-112
Number of pages10
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Volume241
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2006

Keywords

  • Activity coefficient models
  • Complex chemical systems
  • Electrolytes
  • Excess Gibbs energy
  • Nonelectrolytes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers

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