Dr Wayne Nelson

Dr Nelson holds a MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering. He was appointed as a Researcher within the Thermodynamics Research Unit in January 2013. His position involves expanding the capabilities and enhancing the profile of the Thermodynamics Research Unit.

He has a passion for accurate experimental measurement and equipment development. He was awarded the SAIChE Innovation Award (2013) as part of a team involved in the development of a novel process for the production of hexafluoropropylene oxide.
Quote:   "Just because something has not been done does not mean that it is impossible."
Position:   Lecturer and Senior researcher in the Thermodynamics Research Unit

MSc (Eng) 
BSc (Eng) 
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 3121
Email:   nelsonw@ukzn.ac.za
Research Areas:

  Thermodynamics / Separation technology
  • Measurement of phase equilibrium data (Vapour-liquid, Vapour-liquid-liquid, gas hydrates, activity coefficients).
  • Equipment design and development for phase equilibrium measurements.
  • Process design/simulation.
Recent Publications:

  Isothermal method for hydrate studies using a transparent variable volume cell, Review of Scientific Instruments, 85 (2014).

Measurement of activity coefficients at infinite dilution of organic solutes in the ionic liquids 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium 2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethylsulfate at T = (308.15, 313.15, 323.15 and 333.15) K using gas + liquid chromatography, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 70 (2014).

Isothermal Vapor−Liquid Equilibrium Data for the 1,1,2,2-Tetrafluoroethene + 1,1,2,3,3,3-Hexafluoroprop-1-ene Binary System: Measurement and Modeling from (248 to 283) K, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 59 (2014).

Contact Webmaster | View the Promotion of Access to Information Act | View our Privacy Policy
© University of KwaZulu-Natal: All Rights Reserved