Author Archives: Jeroen

1 month left to send your abstract for the IPIC2 conference

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The Second International Process Intensification Conference (IPIC2) will take place in Leuven in May 2019. There is 1 month left to submit your abstract for this conference. This conference deals with the following topics: Batch to Continuous Energy Activation for processes and materials Multifunctional Reactors and Hybrid Separators Modular Processes Microreactors 3D Printing and Process Intensification Novel Process and Equipment ...

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Second International Process Intensification Conference

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The Second International Process Intensification Conference (IPIC2) will take place as a stand-alone conference, unlike IPIC1 which was held in conjunction with the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (Barcelona 2017). IPIC2 will be an excellent opportunity to learn about recent implementations in industry, the latest advances in research, and the current offer from technology providers. Furthermore, discussions on the ...

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Science communication training in Toulouse

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COSMIC ESR Heidy Ramirez took part in the Science Communication training organized by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at the ESOF MSCA Satellite Event in Toulouse on 7th July. This workshop was designed to develop MSCA fellows’ communication skills with a professional TEDx-style training. Heidi had been selected along with 30 MSCA fellows, after participating on #MSCAscicomm competition with a video explaining ...

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Fabio Cameli designs cover artwork for CrystEngComm

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Fabio Cameli recently published his work in the Journal CrystEngComm. In this work he showed that complete solid-state deracemization can be achieved via microwave-assisted temperature cycling. The combined application of rapid cooling and microwave heating could drastically reduce both process time and the impact of side reactions that lower productivity. On top of this publication he also designed the artwork for ...

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Several PhD and post-doc positions in Process Intensification available at KU Leuven

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At the Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS) section of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven, there are several open positions for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers. 3 PhD positions: ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED REACTIVE EXTRUSION, CRYSTALLISATION AND SOLVENT EXTRACTION https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/54638170 PhD position: 3D PRINTED POROUS REACTORS FOR MULTIPHASE REACTIONS https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/54571868 Post-doc position: SIMULATION OF PARTICLE FORMATION IN MICROFLUIDIC REACTORS https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/54632579 ...

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Ana Luisa Maria will present on 3rd Ultrasonics conference

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Ana Luisa Maria will present a poster and short presentation about Ultrasound-assisted oxidative cleavage on the 3rd Ultrasonics conference. This conference is organised from 11th-14th June 2018 in Caparica (Portugal). Also Jeroen Jordens will give an oral presentation on Ultrasound enhanced micromixing: the effect of frequency and pulsed ultrasound at the same conference.  

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New methodology for synthesis of photocatalytically active copper sulfide carbon composites

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Alessio Zuliani develope a new green methodology for the synthesis of photocatalytically active copper sulfide (Cu2S) carbon composites. He reported this methodology in the research paper titled “Microwave-assisted valorization of pig bristles: towards visible light photocatalytic Chalcocite composites” Waste valorization for the production of valuable materials is of great importance for a sustainable development. Herein, a new green methodology for the ...

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Ana Luisa Maria wins best poster award

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Last week, Ana Luisa Maria presented her research on ‘Ultrasound assisted oxidative cleavage for fatty nitriles’ on the 16th meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry (ESS16) in Besançon in France.  The scientific committee of this conference awarded her with a price for the best poster presentation for young researchers.

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The secret life of bubbles

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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

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        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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