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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7078937, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN2374, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge NICOLA ELVASSORE ING-IND/24
Other lecturers ELISA CIMETTA ING-IND/24

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/24 Principles of Chemical Engineering 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 ELVASSORE NICOLA (Presidente)
CIMETTA ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
GIOMO MONICA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The students will be able to calculate the thermodynamic properties of real fluids and mixtures of real fluids, the calculation of vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid phase equilibria for real fluids and real fluid mixtures and the mass transfer for multiphase multicomponent systems.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: Oral examination for theoretical part of the course and evaluation of experimental laboratory
Course unit contents: Principles of statistical mechanics. Techniques of molecular simulations: Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics. Thermodynamic models of intermolecular potentials and equations of state for pure fluid and multi-component systems: cubic equations of state and perturbation theory. Computational methods for equations of state. Phase equilibrium calculations: vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid. Thermodynamics of systems containing associating fluids, polymers, membrane and hydrogel. Thermodynamics of colloidal systems. Osmotic pressure e thermodynamic of biological systems. Thermodynamic properties and model parameters. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Conventional teaching, numerical and experimental laboratory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Scientific papers provided during class
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. Welty, C. E. Wicks, G. L. Rorrer, R. E. Wilson, Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer. Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-12868: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. M. Prausnitz, N. Lichtenthaler and E. G. de Azevedo, Molecular thermodynamics of fluid-phase equilibria. Prentice: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • D. Chandler, Introduction to modern Statistical Mechanics. Oxford University Press.: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo