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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
     
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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics

Professors Signe Kjelstrup and Dick Bedeaux
Welcome to their research group!

Our group is concerned with development of a thermodynamically founded theory for transport.

The theory has two different lines of application

  • the precise description of transport phenomena
  • the calculation of lost work (energy efficiency) in non-equilibrium processes
Both lines of research are followed; to gain more understanding of the actual process on a molecular level, and to see its consequences in industrial practice. Energy conversion issues are central. The systems of study depend on the group members’ interests. At present we are concerned with
  • phase transitions
  • membrane transport
  • chemical reactors
  • distillation
  • biological systems
  • fuel cells
  • electrolysis systems
Through understanding of the molecular behavior and physical principles we work to improve the theoretical description of the transport phenomena, and on process operation and design.
                                                                                                                                            
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