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Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen

Influence of High Pressure and Solutes on Thermodynamic Properties and Reaction Kinetics in Biological Systems

01/01/2017 - 08/03/2020

Thermodynamic properties (e.g. activity coefficients and osmotic pressures) are often assumed not to depend on pressure. However, this assumption is only valid for systems at a limited pressure range. It is known that high pressure has a significant influence on thermodynamic properties not only of gases but also of condensed phases. In this project the influence of high pressure and solutes on thermodynamic properties of biological systems is investigated. Furthermore, pressure and solute influence on kinetics of peptide hydrolysis are investigated.