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Carl Lira

Carl Lira

Carl Lira

Associate Professor

Biography

Thermodynamics of complex systems; adsorption behavior, molecular simulations; property measurements, mixture behavior and separation design for biorenewable fuels and chemicals.

Research Area
Awards
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, 2004 and 1992.
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Selected by ChE Undergraduates, 1999, 1998, 1991.
Education
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 1986
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 1984
Publications
Yang, X.; Lira, C. T. Adsorption Equilibrium of Benzaldehyde and Benzyl Alcohol onto Polymeric Resin from Supercritical CO2. Adsorption, 1-9, (2016), doi: 10.1007/s10450-016-9819-4
Yang, X.; Li, Y.; Lira, C.T. Kinetics and Modeling of Adsorption and Desorption of Benzaldehyde and Benzyl alcohol on Polymeric Resin in Supercritical CO2. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 21, 253 (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.jcou.2017.07.018
Elliott, J. R.; Lira, C. T.; Mathias, P. M.; Frank, T. C. Section 4: Thermodynamics. In Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, 9th ed.; Green, D. W., Southard, M., Eds.; New York, McGraw-Hill, (2018).
Bala, A. M.; Lira, C. T. Relation of Wertheim Association Constants to Concentration-Based Equilibrium Constants for Mixtures with Chain-Forming Components. Fluid Ph. Equilib. 430, 47, (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.fluid.2016.09.015
MSU Scholars ID
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