Novel Spreadsheets To Enhance Learning Of Rigorous Equilibrium-Based Methods For Multicomponent Separations




Examples of applications of equilibrium-based methods for multicomponent separations usually require the use of simulation packages, which do not allow students to follow the involved algorithms step by step. Excel spreadsheets with examples of six such rigorous methods have been used with MSc students of Chemical Engineering of the University of Alicante (Spain), showing a significant enhancement of their ability to apply these methods.

Author Biographies

Amparo Gómez Siurana, University of Alicante

Amparo Gómez Siurana is a full professor of Advanced Separation Processes at the University of Alicante (Spain). Her research interests focus on the study of the thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of different organic materials. She is very interested in the development of strategies to improve the learning of separation processes, considering aspects beyond the usual contents of conventional courses. ORCID: 0000-0001-8334-0606 

Alicia Font Escamilla, University of Alicante

Alicia Font Escamilla is an associate professor at the University of Alicante (Spain). Her research has focused on the experimental determination of phase equilibria and its application in separation processes. Her research and teaching are closely related and, for this reason, she is trying to deepen the knowledge and skills of separation process students. ORCID: 0000- 0003-2469-6391






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