Marco Mazzotti: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti
FieldProcess Engineering
Address
Inst. f. Energie-u.Verfahrenstech.
ETH Zürich, ML G 27
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 24 56
Fax+41 44 632 11 41
E-mailmarco.mazzotti@ipe.mavt.ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0926-00LSeparation Process Technology
Note: The previous course title until FS22 "Separation Process Technology I".
4 credits4GA. Bardow, M. Mazzotti
AbstractThis course provides the tools to design separation processes for ideal and non-ideal systems, based on vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid phase equilibria and mass transfer phenomena.
ObjectiveAt the end of this course, the students will be able to:

- summarize the thermodynamic basis of equilibrium-based separation processes;
- apply thermodynamic principles to distillation, absorption, and extraction processes;
- design different technologies for vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid separations;
- solve separation tasks involving ideal and non-ideal systems.
ContentMethods for the non-empirical design of equilibrium stage separations for ideal and non-ideal systems, based on mass transfer phenomena and phase equilibrium.
Topics: introduction to separation process technologies. Phase equilibria: vapor/liquid and liquid/liquid. Flash vaporization: binary and multicomponent. Equilibrium stages and multistage cascades. Continuous distillation: design methods for binary and multicomponent systems, column and equipment design, azeotropic distillation. Gas absorption and stripping. Liquid/liquid extraction. Co-current, counter-current, and cross-current operations.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supplementary documentation will be available online. Reference to appropriate book chapters and scientific papers will be provided
LiteratureTreybal "Mass-transfer operations"
Seader/Henley "Separation process principles"
Wankat "Equilibrium stage separations"
Weiss/Militzer/Gramlich "Thermische Verfahrenstechnik"
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: Thermodynamics
Recommended: Mass Transfer, Introduction to Process Engineering

All the material and the announcements will be available on Moodle.
151-0928-00LCO2 Capture and Storage and the Industry of Carbon-Based Resources4 credits3GA. Bardow, V. Becattini, N. Gruber, M. Mazzotti, M. Repmann, T. Schmidt, D. Sutter
AbstractThis course introduces the fundamentals of carbon capture, utilization, and storage and related interdependencies between technosphere, ecosphere, and sociosphere. Topics covered: origin, production, processing, and economics of carbon-based resources; climate change in science & policies; CC(U)S systems; CO2 transport & storage; life-cycle assessment; net-zero emissions; CO2 removal options.
ObjectiveThe lecture aims to introduce carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) systems, the technical solutions developed so far, and current research questions. This is done in the context of the origin, production, processing, and economics of carbon-based resources and of climate change issues. After this course, students are familiar with relevant technical and non-technical issues related to using carbon resources, climate change, and CCUS as a mitigation measure.

The class will be structured in 2 hours of lecture and one hour of exercises/discussion.
ContentThe transition to a net-zero society is associated with major challenges in all sectors, including energy, transportation, and industry. In the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, rapid emission reduction and negative emission technologies are crucial to limiting global warming to below 1.5 °C. Therefore, this course illuminates carbon capture, utilization, and storage as a potential set of technologies for emission mitigation and for generating negative emissions.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supplementary documents will be available online.
LiteratureIPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, 2018.
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

IPCC AR5 Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report, 2014.
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/

IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, 2022.
https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-3/

Global Status of CCS 2020. Published by the Global CCS Institute, 2020.
https://www.globalccsinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Global-Status-of-CCS-Report-English.pdf
Prerequisites / NoticeExternal lecturers from the industry and other institutes will contribute with specialized lectures according to the schedule distributed at the beginning of the semester.
151-0940-00LModelling and Mathematical Methods in Process and Chemical Engineering4 credits3GM. Mazzotti
AbstractStudy of the non-numerical solution of systems of ordinary differential equations and first order partial differential equations, with application to chemical kinetics, simple batch distillation, and chromatography.
ObjectiveStudy of the non-numerical solution of systems of ordinary differential equations and first order partial differential equations, with application to chemical kinetics, simple batch distillation, and chromatography.
ContentDevelopment of mathematical models in process and chemical engineering, particularly for chemical kinetics, batch distillation, and chromatography. Study of systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), their stability, and their qualitative analysis. Study of single first order partial differential equation (PDE) in space and time, using the method of characteristics. Application of the theory of ODEs to population dynamics, chemical kinetics (Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction), and simple batch distillation (residue curve maps). Application of the method of characteristic to chromatography.
Lecture notesno skript
LiteratureA. Varma, M. Morbidelli, "Mathematical methods in chemical engineering," Oxford University Press (1997)
H.K. Rhee, R. Aris, N.R. Amundson, "First-order partial differential equations. Vol. 1," Dover Publications, New York (1986)
R. Aris, "Mathematical modeling: A chemical engineer’s perspective," Academic Press, San Diego (1999)