Author Archives: Jeroen

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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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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