Final Thesis

Computer-Aided Sensitivity Analysis and Evaluation of Modelling Approaches for the Apparatus and Process Design of Thermal Separation Processes

Key Info

Basic Information

Fluid Process Engineering
Masterthesis / Bachelorthesis
Focus/Key Topic:


At the Chair of Fluid Process Engineering, thermal separation processes are investigated regarding their physical background to optimize the apparatus and process design for particular processes or applications. The liquid-liquid extraction is used for the selective separation of molecules from multicomponent systems. Especially, the in-situ extraction of products from reaction systems is a challenge for the apparatus design. Therefore, model-based design strategies are developed to design multiphase reactors, whose accuracy and efficiency depend on the model structure and the choice of the submodels, or the modeling of the physical phenomena, respectively.

In this work, a one-dimensional, monodisperse rate model describing an in-situ extraction process should be implemented in C++. Furthermore, automatic differentiation should be used to perform a sensitivity analysis and evaluate the influence of individual model parameters on the model outcome.

What we expect from you:

  • Programming experience and skills in C++
  • Interest in modelling and simulation
  • Interest in fluid process engineering

What we offer you:

  • Insight into the topic of liquid-liquid separation processes
  • Participation in developing a model-based framework for the apparatus design
  • Intensive support

If you are interested, or would like to have more information, please contact me.