Lab. Thermodinamika

Affiliated lecturers in the laboratory of Thermodynamic :
Prof. Dr. Ir. Gede Wibawa, M.Eng
Dr.Ir. Kuswandi, DEA
 S1 : 28 Students
S2 : 1 Student
S3 : 2 Students

  • Physical properties of solutions for organic compound and polymer
  • Conceptual design using process simulation for oil & gas processing
  • Integrated separation technology
  • Cryogenic technology for natural gas
  • Advanced material (Future Plan)

Physical properties of solutions for organic compound and polymer

  • measurement of solubility of vapor solvent in polymeric  solutions using quartz crystal microbalance method
  • measurement of vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE ) for  organic mixtures using  ebulliometer  apparatus
  • VLE measurement for CO2-K2CO3-DEA-H2O systems
  • measurement of liquid-liquid equilibria (LLE) for organic mixtures
  • measurement of vapor pressure of alcohol-gasoline blends
  • development of syntheses method to improve quality of natural zeolit in Indonesia

Selected Publication..

  • R. Oktavian, V. Amildesi, A. Rasmito, G. Wibawa, Vapor Pressure Meassurements of Ethanol-Isooctane and 1-Butanol-Isooctane systems Using a New Ebulliometer, Fuel (2013) in press.
  • G. Wibawa, I. Khoiroh, D. Afrizal, G. Suki, Solubilities of Dichloromethane, Diethyl Ether, Ethyl Acetate, and Nitrobenzene in Three Polymers Using the Piezoelectric Quartz Sorption Method, J. Chem. Eng. Data 55 (2010),5581-5586.
  • G. Wibawa and A. Widyastuti, Improvement of an Entropic-FV model based on solubility parameters for prediction of vapor-liquid equilibria of solvent-polymer systems., Fluid Phase Equilib. 285 (2009) 105-111.
  • I. Gunardi, V. Amildesi, R. Oktavian and G. Wibawa, A simple Ebulliometer for accurate measurement of vapor pressure of alcohol-isooctane mixtures, 16th Asean Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineer, December 1-2, 2009.
  • G. Wibawa, “Mixing Rule of Sanches-Lacombe Equation of State for Prediction of Solvent Solubility in Polymer Solution”, IPTEK, The Journal for Technology and Science, Vol. 19 N0. 3, 2008.
  • G. Wibawa, S. Takishima, Y. Sato, and H. Masuoka, An improved prediction result of Entropic-FV model for vapor-liquid equilibria of solvent – polymer systems, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 49 (2005) 1145-1153.
  • S. Takishima, G. Wibawa, Y. Sato, and H. Masuoka, A generalized correlation for Henry’s law constants of nonpolar solutes in four polymers, Fluid Phase Equilib., 211 (2003) 241-256.
  • Kuswandi, Wilson and Sugihatta, “The Effect of Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) in Ethylene Glycol Solvent on Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Binary Systems of Ethanol-Water at Atmospheric Pressure”, Proceedings of the Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering, Metro Manila Philippines., 2003.
  • G. Wibawa, S. Takishima, Y. Sato, and H. Masuoka, Revision of UNIFAC group interaction parameters of group contribution models to improve prediction results of vapor-liquid equilibria for solvent-polymer systems, Fluid Phase Equilib., 202 (2002) 367-383.
  • G. Wibawa, M. Takahashi, Y. Sato, S. Takishima and H. Masuoka, Solubilities of 11 polar organic solvents in four polymers using the piezoelectric-quartz sorption method, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 47 (2002) 518-524.
  • G. Wibawa, R. Hatano, Y. Sato, S. Takishima and H. Masuoka, Solubility of seven nonpolar organic solvent in four polymers using the piezoelectric-quartz sorption method, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 47 (2002) 1022-1029.
  • Kuswandi, J.L. Grossiord and D. Clausse, “Separation of Hydrocarbon by Liquid Surfactant Membranes”, Récent Progrès en Génie des Procédés, No.68, Vol.13, 1999.
  • J. Deligny, Kuswandi, B. Landreau, P. Guigon and  D. Clausse, “Détermination Expérimentale des Equilibres Liquide-Vapeur de Binaires Hétéroazéotropiques“, Entropie, No. 215, 1998.
  • PT. Media Karya Sentosa, Jakarta
  • —Prof. Ming Jeer Lee, NTUST Taiwan
  • —Prof. Shigeki Takishima, Hiroshima University Japan.
  • —Beberapa perusahan Natural Gas di Jawa Timur dan Indonesia

Conceptual Design Using Process Simulation

Aspen-HYSYS process simulation for preliminary plant design  of undergraduate student  final project

Floating LNG Plant
Mini LNG
LPG extraction Plant
Coal to chemicals (DME or Methanol)
Biomass to Energy


Integrated Separation Technology

“Controlled Freeze Out Heat Exchanger” (CFO-HE)

A New Method of CO2 Removal Unit at L.N.G or Biogas Plant (DSME Korea – ITS)