Author Archives: Jeroen

The secret life of bubbles


Yesterday, the COSMIC researchers started their third network wide event with a company visit to Weber in Karlsbad. They where introduced in real life applications of ultrasound and transducer design. Also they cut and welded their own key chain with an ultrasonic knife and ultrasonic welding device. After a not so smooth train trip they arrived in Göttingen for the ...

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INSPIRE network enables easy access to Process Intensification equipment & expertise


        The Intensified Flow Separator Infrastructure and Expertise Network (INSPIRE) launched its website and database. INSPIRE is a network of infrastructure so it offers access to infrastructure and expertise on Process Intensification for the separation of high-value metals. The network consists of 7 partners from both Academia and Industry which bring in their infrastructure and expertise and make it accessible ...

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ETN COSMIC releases first video


Europe on the wave to innovation In the last decades, Europe has lost its top position in the Chemical industrial market to China. One of the most important factors in this process is the lag in innovation. The COSMIC project (European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors) tackles this hurdle by training 15 young potential researchers in new ...

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Equilabo, Milestone and GREEN lab are organising a seminar on the latest developments in technology and applications of microwave assisted synthesis and microwave extraction of natural products. The seminar will introduce you in new developments in the exciting field of microwave assisted extraction and chemical synthesis. Learn you how to move microwave process from laboratory to industry and provides an ...

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Trends in RF and Microwave Heating


AMPERE (Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education) launched it’s 94th newsletter. This newsletter contains papers on: Online measurement of magnetron Rieke reflection coefficient Can a semiconductor generator be used at microwave heating or energy applications? A new multi principal element alloy synthesized by microwave powder metallurgy Greening the green ethylene with microwaves Surface-charge mobility theory – ...

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Interesting conferences in 2018


Christmas is coming, 2017 is ending so time to dream about next year. Are you still wandering which conferences you will visit in 2018? Take a look in the following infographic on interesting conferences organised in 2018 on flow chemistry, ultrasound, microwaves and nanoparticles. infographic conferences

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COMSOL® workshop Acoustics


During this web workshop will show you how to: Modeling Acoustics Applications Acoustic wave propagation in fluids Defining acoustic sources and computing the acoustic near and far field Acoustic-structure interaction (vibroacoustics) Wave propagation in porous materials Thermoviscous acoustics for modeling mobile devices and miniature transducers Aeroacoustics for acoustic propagation in a moving fluid Solving acoustically large models either in ultrasound ...

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New paper on advances in nanocatalysts design for biofuels production


  Alessio Zuliani wrote a mini review on advances in nanocatalysts design for biofuels production The exploitation of nanocatalysts, at the boundary between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, is tracking new efficient ways to produce renewable biofuels in environmentally friendly conditions. Their solid state makes them recyclable, and their nanomateric particle size enables high activities approaching those offered by homogeneous catalysts, ...

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First COSMIC paper on Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Ni nanoparticles


            Alessio Zuliani published the first paper on Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Catalytically Active Magnetic Metallic Ni Nanoparticles Pure magnetic metallic nickel was synthesized by a simple and fast microwave-assisted method using a monomode microwave reactor. Nickel chloride was employed as metal precursor, while an environmental-friendly mixture of ethylene glycol and ethanol ...

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Second network wide event finished


On 11 and 12 September 2017 the students and supervisors from the COSMIC project gathered in Novotel in Leuven. They discussed the scientific and management progress during those two days. A draft version of the promo video was shown and some nice ideas for improvement of the project were proposed. We will develop these idea further in the next months.  ...

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