GASP ("Group on Advanced Separation Processes & GAS Processing") deals with the modelling and simulation of separation processes and of reacting systems (development of kinetic schemes) under both steady-state and transient conditions, with particular attention to energy saving. To this purpose, GASP develops ad-hoc calculation tools (e.g., in Fortran) or makes use of commercial simulation software like Aspen Plus®, Aspen HYSYS®, ProSim®, ProMax®.
GASP carries out its research activity mainly in the fields of acid gas purification and CO2 capture by means of absorption, considering also the development of new solvents or cryogenic techniques.
Another aspect of interest concerns the thermodynamic characterization of the systems under investigation, through the proper selection and calibration of equations of state and mixing rules, as well as the collection of experimental vapour-liquid and vapour-liquid-liquid equilibrium data ("Process Thermodynamics laboratory - PT lab").
The main GASP’s research areas are: