GASP research interests are mainly about fluid-fluid separations. Applications are in the oil&gas field, in the process industry and in carbon dioxide capture.
In all our research areas there is a close synergy among theory, modeling and experiments and our activities span all the relevant aspects of a separation process from principles – we have developed a good expertise on thermodynamic equilibria – to the integrated process.
Our present research topics are about:
- analysis of vapor-liquid, vapor-liquid-liquid and solid-vapor-liquid equilibria;
- development of packages for the thermodynamic characterization of particular systems (acidic gas, cryogenic systems);
- hydrates formation prediction.
Modeling of separation/reacting units
- separations in oil&gas plants (C2+ removal, dehydration, …) and in process industry;
- hydrocracking of Fischer-Tropsch waxes;
- energy saving oriented modeling.
Acidic Gas Treatment
- CO2 removal by low-temperature/cryogenic techniques;
- natural gas, refinery gas, biogas, tail gas and flue gas purification by chemical absorption with amine solutions/aminoacids and innovative solvents and by physical washing.
LNG (LBG) production
- NG (BG) purification, liquefaction and rigasification steps;
- definition of optimized process schemes.
Downstream separations in bioprocesses
- separations of bioproducts from reaction mixtures;
- choice of the optimal process scheme.
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