Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Mechanical Engineering
A mathematical concept known as Parrondo’s paradox motivated the development of several novel computational models of chemical systems in which thermal cycling was explored. In these kinetics systems we compared the rates of formation of product under cycling temperature and steady-sate conditions. We found that a greater concentration of product was predicted under oscillating temperature conditions. Our computational models of thermal cycling suggest new applications in chemical and chemical engineering systems.
Osipovitch, Daniel C.; Barratt, Carl; and Schwartz, Pauline M., "Systems Chemistry and Parrondo’s Paradox: Computational Models of Thermal Cycling" (2009). Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Faculty Publications. 7.
Osipovitch, D.C., Barratt, C. and Schwartz, P.M. Systems Chemistry and Parrondo’s Paradox: Computational Models of Thermal Cycling, New Journal of Chemistry, 33(10), 2022, 2009.