Ionic Liquids - LCVT

Prof. Dr. Andreas Jess, Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bayreuth, in the future of his science, ethics and the question of how much earth needs man. Only available in german language.
Graduates in demand, which may be part of a diploma or PhD thesis in the context of an industrial cooperation are want to deal with various problems of chemical engineering. If you are interested please contact us immediately to get information about current offers.
Together with Peter Wasserscheid from the chair of chemical reaction engineering at the university of Erlangen/Nuremberg Andreas Jess published the textbook "Chemical technology - An Integrated Textbook" in february 2013.

Student research project on the subject:


Examination on gas drying using Ionic Liquids


Ionic Liquids (ILs) are liquid salts with melting points lower than 100 degrees celcius. It is possible to diversify physical and chemical properties by using different ions.

Focusing on the technical application the ILs are quite new fluids with high development potential.

One reason why the interest of industy and research on the ILs has grown in the last years is the very low vapour pressure whereby, e.g., evaporation losses and contamination of products in separation processes could be avoided.

A very interesting process for commercial use of Ionic Liquids is the gas dehydration process. The chair for chemical engineering has gained a varied experiance and know how in design, operation and handling of ILs in the field of gas drying. Within the scope of seminar papers, team project, bachelor, master and diploma thesis we want to implement, recess and broarden our knowledge.

Aims of the Works are

  • determination of specific parameters for the design of a continious operating gas dehydration plant
  • examination on the influence of foreign components in gas stream on the physical and chemical properties of the ionic liquid
  • study of the solubility behaviour of water in different ILs
  • modelling of a technical process for gas drying including regeneration


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