In contrast with classic petroleum fluids, biomass contains a large amount of oxygenated molecules.
As a consequence, the intermolecular interactions are much stronger and diverse, resulting in complex phenomena that need to be correctly understood.
In the presence of water, oils or gases, the mixture may exhibit non-linear boiling behaviour, liquid demixtion or strong positive or negative mixing enthalpies.
The chair focuses on the development of mathematical tools for describing this behavior.
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