Welcome to the the Thermodynamics Research Unit
The Thermodynamics Research Unit is located in the School of Engineering at the University of KwaZulu Natal (on the Howard College Campus). This research group has some 30 years of expertise in the equipment design of apparatus for phase equilibria measurements.

As a result of the years of modifications and improvement over similar types of equipment, the experimental knowledge gained in this field of equipment development has earned this group a reputation in the thermodynamics field.

The theoretical developments in terms of modeling of phase behaviour of binary systems have also remained one of the focal points within this group. Thermodynamics has been a key driver behind the growth of distillation studies, process modeling, etc. which critically depends on accurate description of thermodynamic properties and phase behaviour.