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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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COSMIC summer school was successful


Last week 38 people participated in the Summer School in Ultrasound and Microwaves for Chemical Processing. They were introduced into the world of microwaves, ultrasound, the use of ultrasound for separation processes, synthesis and the use of microwaves in inorganic and organic chemistry. Apart from scientific knowledge, they also learned why we should use the defrost function on your microwave ...

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COSMIC Summer School started


Yesterday, the COSMIC Summer School in Ultrasound and Microwaves for Chemical Processing started. 38 participants followed the lectures on Introduction to ultrasound by Prof. J-Y. Hihn. Today they will follow lectures on ultrasound assisted separation processes and will be introduced to microwave technology. In the afternoon, the first lab sessions will start so that they will also experience the world ...

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Webinar: Simulating Microfluidics in COMSOL Multiphysics®


COMSOL is organizing a webinar on microfluidics simulation on Aug 31, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST During this web workshop, following items will be discussed: Single-phase flow capabilities, including Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow Two-phase flow simulations capturing surface tension and capillary action Chemical species transport through diffusion, convection, and migration in electric fields Overview of electrohydrodynamic effects including ...

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Second Network Wide Event


The COSMIC team will meet in Leuven during the second Network Wide Event to discuss the progress of the project. The 15 researchers will present their results to the whole team and the supervisory board and technical steering committee will meet. Date: 11 & 12 September 2017 Location: Novotel Leuven (Belgium)

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Meet the Jury: Rafael Luque 7 September 2017

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Arenberg Doctoral School is proud to invite you to Meet The Jury! When internationally renowned experts visit KU Leuven as a member of a PhD Examination Committee, we like to seize this opportunity to give this expert a forum to a large audience. All members of Science, Engineering & Technology are most welcome to the Meet The Jury Lectures. Rafael Luque ...

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International Process Intensification Conference


Process intensification is transforming chemical engineering processes and plants. New targets replace traditional guidelines in process design: substantial improvement of the equipment size/production ratio and severe reduction of energy consumption and waste generation. By using new technologies, process intensification proves to be successful to produce more compact, safer, sustainable and energy-efficient equipment and processes. The First International Process Intensification Conference ...

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Only 3 places left for COSMIC summer school!

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The registrations for the COSMIC Summer School are almost full. At the moment only 3 places are left. So if you want to subscribe, be fast! The summer school on Ultrasound and Microwaves for Chemical Processing will be organized in cooperation with the European Sonochemistry Society (ESS) and AMPERE. This summer school will address the use of ultrasound and microwave ...

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