The School is aimed to PhD students, Researchers and Industrialists willing to gain a deeper insight of the fundamental aspects of adsorption science and engineering.
The School is based on over 15 years of experience in delivering lectures in adsorption courses at the MEng level. It is structured as an intensive 4-day programme including formal lectures, discussion periods and numerical tutorials covering the following main topics:
- Adsorption equilibrium – low and high pressure
- Characterisation of nanoporous materials by adsorption and complementary techniques (e.g. liquid intrusion): Discussion of key experimental aspects and data interpretation based of classical, macroscopic thermodynamic methods and advanced approaches based on statistical mechanics (such as Density Functional Theory and molecular simulation)
- Adsorption kinetics including examples from our laboratory (ZLC, volumetric and frequency response)
- Adsorption column dynamics including equilibrium theory, structured adsorbents and monoliths
- Adsorption processes and cycles
The course includes an extended tour of the laboratories to combine theory with practice. For an overview of the range of experimental techniques please see DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b05015
Prof. Stefano Brandani and Prof. Matthias Thommes
General Course Information
Dates: 1/09 - 04/09, 2020
Registration and fees
Early bird registration deadline: 15 July 2020
Before 15 July
After 15 July
Academics participants (including PhD students)
ARIC members (up to 3 delegates per company) are granted free participation to the course
Registration fees include lunch and coffee, a School dinner, one excursion activity.
There is a maximum number of 60 participants, an early registration is recommended.
Limited discounted prices for 1st year PhD students are available, for information: E.Mangano@ed.ac.uk
How to apply for the discounted registration fee (1st year PhD students only):
1st year PhD students are elegible for a discounted registration fee of £500.
To be selected the students should send 1-page statement in support containing:
- Details of their research background/topic
- Why attendance to the School is relevant for their research
- Which of the topics covered they would be most interested and why
Deadline for the application: 1 July 2020
Documents must be sent via email to E.Mangano@ed.ac.uk.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the application by the 5th of July.
The University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering, Mayfield Road, EH9 3FB, Edinburgh (Google Maps)