The application of process intensification goes further than an efficiency increase in existing production processes. It consists of concepts aiming at productivity increase and sustainable separation, while preserving and improving selectivity and product quality. VITO applies membrane technology for the direct coupling with chemical and biological conversion processes and as alternative for the energy-intensive distillation techniques.

Projects

INNOMEM: Open INNOvation Test Bed for nano-enabled MEMbranes

Development and characterization of Silicon Carbide (SiC) membranes for innovative applications

EASiCHEM: Efficient Affinity Separations for Chemical Applications

Valorization of citric acid side streams to high value coproducts

Sustainable membrane technology-based solutions for solvent-rich wastewater treatment

Implementation of Solvent Recovery in edible Oil industry

Solvent tolerant nanofiltration