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03RWRND

A.A. 2024/25

Course Language

Inglese

Degree programme(s)

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
---|---|

Lezioni | 40 |

Esercitazioni in aula | 20 |

Lecturers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Buffo Antonio | Professore Associato | ICHI-01/C | 30 | 10 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

Vanni Marco | Professore Ordinario | ICHI-01/A | 40 | 20 | 0 | 0 | 8 |

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
---|---|---|---|

ING-IND/10 | 6 | B - Caratterizzanti | Ingegneria energetica e nucleare |

Course Language

Inglese

Degree programme(s)

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
---|---|

Lezioni | 40 |

Esercitazioni in aula | 20 |

Lecturers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Buffo Antonio | Professore Associato | ICHI-01/C | 30 | 10 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

Vanni Marco | Professore Ordinario | ICHI-01/A | 40 | 20 | 0 | 0 | 8 |

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
---|---|---|---|

ING-IND/10 | 4 | B - Caratterizzanti | Ingegneria energetica e nucleare |

2024/25

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The course is an introduction to the physical chemistry of finely dispersed systems. These systems are largely adopted in process engineering (environmental remediation, formulation chemistry, synthesis of pigments and catalysts) as well as in the production of different kinds of materials (biomaterials, ceramics, polymers and soft matter). The transformations in the dispersed state are strongly influenced by the high surface energy of the system and their study needs a peculiar approach, capable of linking information from the microscopic structure of the interface and the macroscopic global properties of the dispersion. The course begins with the macroscopic description of the interface provided by surface mechanics and thermodynamics, and subsequently moves towards the aspects related to the smallest scales: surface forces, charge separation and structure of interfaces. Finally, the modes of evolution of a disperse phase are examined and the population balance method is introduced, as a tool to predict the dynamics of a disperse system.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

This course is an engineering introduction to statistical mechanics. After a recap on the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism and on wave mechanics some basic elements of quantum mechanics will be discussed. Simple examples, such as the particle-in-a-box model and the quantum harmonic oscillator, will be presented. Then the concepts of canonical ensemble and partition function will be introduced, together with the relationship with the most important thermodynamic quantities: internal energy, entropy, pressure, Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies and chemical potential. The course will conclude with the microscopic interpretation of thermodynamic principles and of chemical equilibrium. Practical hands-on sessions with a molecular dynamics code are also planned.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The course is an introduction to the physical chemistry of finely dispersed systems. These systems are largely adopted in process engineering (environmental remediation, formulation chemistry, synthesis of pigments and catalysts) as well as in the production of different kinds of materials (biomaterials, ceramics, polymers and soft matter). The transformations in the dispersed state are strongly influenced by the high surface energy of the system and their study needs a peculiar approach, capable of linking information from the microscopic structure of the interface and the macroscopic global properties of the dispersion. The course begins with the macroscopic description of the interface provided by surface mechanics and thermodynamics, and subsequently moves towards the aspects related to the smallest scales: surface forces, charge separation and structure of interfaces. Finally, the modes of evolution of a disperse phase are examined and the population balance method is introduced, as a tool to predict the dynamics of a disperse system.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

This course is an engineering introduction to statistical mechanics. After a recap on the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism and on wave mechanics some basic elements of quantum mechanics will be discussed. Simple examples, such as the particle-in-a-box model and the quantum harmonic oscillator, will be presented. Then the concepts of canonical ensemble and partition function will be introduced, together with the relationship with the most important thermodynamic quantities: internal energy, entropy, pressure, Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies and chemical potential. The course will conclude with the microscopic interpretation of thermodynamic principles and of chemical equilibrium. Practical hands-on sessions with a molecular dynamics code are also planned.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the main phenomena occurring in heterogeneous finely dispersed systems, and to quantitatively predict and control their dynamics. At the end of the course the student should know the main mechanisms of evolution of a dispersion and be able to select proper methods to control or modify the size distribution and the morphology of a disperse phase.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

At the end of the course the students will master basic concepts of quantum and statistical mechanics, will be able to understand the true molecular nature of chemical phenomena, described by the principle of thermodynamics. Students will also be able to apply these concepts to the practical atomistic and molecular simulations for the predictions of transport and equilibrium properties.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the main phenomena occurring in heterogeneous finely dispersed systems, and to quantitatively predict and control their dynamics. At the end of the course the student should know the main mechanisms of evolution of a dispersion and be able to select proper methods to control or modify the size distribution and the morphology of a disperse phase.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

At the end of the course the students will master basic concepts of quantum and statistical mechanics, will be able to understand the true molecular nature of chemical phenomena, described by the principle of thermodynamics. Students will also be able to apply these concepts to the practical atomistic and molecular simulations for the predictions of transport and equilibrium properties.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Students should have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, mathematics and numerical methods.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Students should have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, mathematics and numerical methods.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Students should have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, mathematics and numerical methods.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

1. Mechanics and thermodynamics of interfaces (15 h): Surface and interfacial tension; Young-Laplace equation; wetting of solid surfaces and contact angle; Kelvin equation; capillary effects. 2. Interfacial forces (15 h): Structure of the solid-liquid interface and electrical double layer; Z potential and electrokinetic phenomena; electric forces in disperse systems; Van der Waals attraction; short range forces. 3. The population balance approach (9 h): statistical characterization of a population of particles; prediction of the dynamics by the balance equation. 4. Nucleation and growth of particles (6 h): mechanism and rate of homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation; role of mass transfer and phase inclusion in particle growth and dissolution. 5. Aggregation-coalescence of dispersions (15 h): Electrostatic stabilisation of colloidal dispersions and DLVO theory; Steric stabilisation; Rate-determining processes: Brownian motion, fluid flow; sedimentation.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

1: Introduction and basic elements of quantum mechanics (15 h) 2: Basic elements of statistical mechanics (15 h) 3: Simulation of chemical systems with atomistic and molecular computational models (10 h).

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

1. Mechanics and thermodynamics of interfaces (15 h): Surface and interfacial tension; Young-Laplace equation; wetting of solid surfaces and contact angle; Kelvin equation; capillary effects. 2. Interfacial forces (15 h): Structure of the solid-liquid interface and electrical double layer; Z potential and electrokinetic phenomena; electric forces in disperse systems; Van der Waals attraction; short range forces. 3. The population balance approach (9 h): statistical characterization of a population of particles; prediction of the dynamics by the balance equation. 4. Nucleation and growth of particles (6 h): mechanism and rate of homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation; role of mass transfer and phase inclusion in particle growth and dissolution. 5. Aggregation-coalescence of dispersions (15 h): Electrostatic stabilisation of colloidal dispersions and DLVO theory; Steric stabilisation; Rate-determining processes: Brownian motion, fluid flow; sedimentation.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

1: Introduction and basic elements of quantum mechanics (15 h) 2: Basic elements of statistical mechanics (15 h) 3: Simulation of chemical systems with atomistic and molecular computational models (10 h).

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The course is organized in lectures and practical sessions devoted to the solution of simple problems

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

The course is organized in lectures and practical sessions (devoted to the solution of simple problems) in the classroom, together with practical sessions in the computer laboratory for the numerical solution of more complex problems concerning molecular methods.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The course is organized in lectures and practical sessions devoted to the solution of simple problems

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

The course is organized in lectures and practical sessions (devoted to the solution of simple problems) in the classroom, together with practical sessions in the computer laboratory for the numerical solution of more complex problems concerning molecular methods.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Handouts for some aspects of the course are available on the portal. The suggested textbook for the remaining part of the program is J.C. Berg, An Introduction to Interfaces and Colloids: The Bridge to Nanoscience, World Scientific. Other suggested references: H.J. Butt, K. Graf, M. Kappl, Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces, Wiley-VCH. P.C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, CRC Press. J.W. Mullin, Crystallization, Butterworth.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Levine, Physical Chemistry, McGraw-Hill.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

Handouts for some aspects of the course are available on the portal. The suggested textbook for the remaining part of the program is J.C. Berg, An Introduction to Interfaces and Colloids: The Bridge to Nanoscience, World Scientific. Other suggested references: H.J. Butt, K. Graf, M. Kappl, Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces, Wiley-VCH. P.C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, CRC Press. J.W. Mullin, Crystallization, Butterworth.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

Levine, Physical Chemistry, McGraw-Hill.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

**Modalità di esame:** Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa;

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

**Modalità di esame:** Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa;

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

**Exam:** Written test; Optional oral exam;

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

**Exam:** Written test; Optional oral exam;

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Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The exam is aimed at ascertaining the knowledge of the subjects listed in the course syllabus and the ability to apply the theory and related calculation methods to practical applications. During the course, students must submit three calculation reports, which cover the main applications of the course. The submission of these reports within the prescribed deadlines is mandatory to access the written exam. The written part of the test contains short theoretical questions to ascertain the knowledge of the basic aspects of the subject, and simple numerical problems to verify the ability to quantitatively predict the response of a system. No notes, handouts or books may be kept or consulted during the test. The result of the exam is communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which the students can view the test and give the optional oral exam. After the written test, the exam can be concluded (in this case the maximum grade is 27/30) or can be continued with an additional oral exam, which aims at evaluating in depth the comprehension of the subject and the ability to apply the theoretical results.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

The exam consists in a written test that lasts approximately two hours and has to be solved without the use of books and handouts. It contains short theoretical questions, to ascertain the knowledge of the basic aspects of the subject, and some simple numerical problems to verify the ability to quantitatively predict the response of a system. After the written test, the exam can be concluded (in this case the maximum grade is 27/30) or it can be continued with an additional oral exam, which aims at evaluating in depth the comprehension of the subject.

Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

**Exam:** Written test; Optional oral exam;

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

**Exam:** Written test; Optional oral exam;

Physical chemistry of dispersed systems

The exam is aimed at ascertaining the knowledge of the subjects listed in the course syllabus and the ability to apply the theory and related calculation methods to practical applications. The written part of the test contains short theoretical questions to ascertain the knowledge of the basic aspects of the subject, and simple numerical problems to verify the ability to quantitatively predict the response of a system. No notes, handouts or books may be kept or consulted during the test. The result of the exam is communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which the students can view the test and give the optional oral exam. After the written test, the exam can be concluded (in this case the maximum grade is 27/30) or can be continued with an additional oral exam, which aims at evaluating in depth the comprehension of the subject and the ability to apply the theoretical results.

Statistical mechanics for chemical engineering

The exam consists in a written test that lasts approximately two hours and has to be solved without the use of books and handouts. It contains short theoretical questions, to ascertain the knowledge of the basic aspects of the subject, and some simple numerical problems to verify the ability to quantitatively predict the response of a system. After the written test, the exam can be concluded (in this case the maximum grade is 27/30) or it can be continued with an additional oral exam, which aims at evaluating in depth the comprehension of the subject.

In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.