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

Publications

Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Cooling Water Intake Reduction in Thermal Power Plants: Lab to Pilot Scale Evaluation
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
ENERGIES
De Schepper, W; Vanschepdael, C; Huynh, H; Helsen, J
Concentration-driven reverse membrane bioreactor for the fermentation of highly inhibitory lignocellulosic hydrolysate
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY
Mahboubi, A; Elyasi, S; Doyen, W; De Wever, H; Taherzadeh, MJ
A Mechanistically and Operationally Simple Route to Metal-N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Complexes
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL
Tzouras, NV; Nahra, F; Falivene, L; Cavallo, L; Saab, M; Van Hecke, K; Collado, A; Collett, CJ; Smith, AD; Cazin, CSJ; Nolan, SP
New Invariant Expressions in Chemical Kinetics
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
ENTROPY
Yablonsky, GS; Branco, D; Marin, GB; Constales, D
Invariant expressions for linear complex mechanisms: Generalization for polar two-step sub-mechanisms
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Branco, D; Yablonsky, GS; Marin, GB; Constales, D

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