Author Archives: Jeroen

Jinu Joseph John obtains PhD on ultrasound continuous solvent extractor


On June 2nd, 2017 Jinu Joseph John (Department of Chemical Engineering) successfully defended and obtained his PhD degree at KU Leuven. The topic of Jinu Joseph John PhD dissertation was Ultrasound-Assisted Liquid-liquid Extraction in Microchannels. Publications in the context of this PhD John, J.J., Kuhn, S., Braeken, L. , Van Gerven, T. (2016).  Ultrasound assisted liquid–liquid extraction in microchannels—A direct ...

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Infographic: Interesting conferences & summer schools in 2017


We listed some interesting upcoming conferences and summer schools in 2017. Please click on the infographic to open the pdf file where the links to the conferences are available. To visit the webpage of a conference, click on the flags.

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6th Conference on Frontiers in Organic Synthesis Technology


  FROST6, the next event of the“Frontiers in Organic Synthesis Technology” conference series which will be held on the historical Margaret Island in Budapest, Hungary on October 18-20, 2017. The program has been designed to discuss the most innovative areas of flow chemistry with great future potential, focusing on drug discovery and pharma industry, microreactors and also safe production of ...

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COMSOL® Webinar about the New Features in the Acoustics Module


COMSOL organizes a webinar to learn about the new functionality for modeling acoustics in the latest release of the COMSOL® software. In COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.3, the Acoustics Module includes tools that greatly improve time-domain simulations of acoustics phenomena and facilitate solving large acoustics-based models. Further improvements, based on the feedback from our users, include an array of new physics ...

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Conference about ultrasound and cavitation in Toulouse


From 4 to 5 July 2017, the 4th “Journées scientifiques ultrasons et procedes” (JSUP IV) will be organized in Toulouse, France. This congress will bring together engineers and scientists around ultrasound and cavitation, specifically regarding to their application in sonochemistry, agro-food process, crystallization, extraction, filtration, cleaning, therapeutics and so many other fields. Fundamental aspects will also take into account: sonoluminescence, ...

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Latest trends in RF and microwave heating

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The AMPERE Newsletter is online and covers various aspects related to RF and microwave heating technologies. The Newsletter publishes short topical articles, as well as R&D profiles, conference reports, events and news items. The Newsletter covers topics broadly from 1 MHz to 30 GHz, and even higher frequencies. It also highlights on promising new research developments to emanate from academe ...

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Webinar: Studying Multiphase Flow and Liquid-Liquid Extraction in COMSOL Multiphysics®


In this webinar, you will learn how to model various types of porous media simulations, including evaporation and natural convection in porous media, nonisothermal flow in free and porous media flow, and geothermal and hydrothermal applications. We will also discuss the Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium multiphysics interface, which is designed to simulate heat transfer in porous media on the macro scale ...

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Summer school: Digitizing the Circular Economy


From 17 to 20 July 2017 a summer school on digitizing the circular economy will be organized in Leuven, Belgium. The summer school aims at students that want to make a change by fundamentally understanding the circular economy system. Systemic thinkers that want to understand Circular Economy Engineering in the context of process metallurgy, recycling and design for recycling will ...

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Cosmicologists – part 1


Cosmicologists, we’ve termed ourselves. Perhaps a bit self-indulgent, but bear with us. Spirits are high as the 15 of us early-stage researchers had our official project kick-off meeting in Leuven. We are part of a consortium that consist of 8 beneficiaries and 4 partner organizations from 8 different countries. We aim to support and train the chemical process industry in ...

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