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

Techno-economic evaluation of squalene recovery from oil deodorizer distillates
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN
Bouriakova, A; Mendes, PSF; Elst, K; De Clercq, J; Thybaut, JW
Bifunctional Nickel-Nitrogen-Doped-Carbon-Supported Copper Electrocatalyst for CO2 Reduction
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
Choukroun, D; Daems, N; Kenis, T; Van Everbroeck, T; Hereijgers, J; Altantzis, T; Bals, S; Cool, P; Breugelmans, T
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
Lipase-Catalyzed Solvent-Free Esterification of Furan Containing Components
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION
Satyawali, Y; Akemeier, V; Dejonghe, W; De Wever, H; Van Hecke, W
Investigating Pervaporation for In Situ Acetone Removal as Process Intensification Tool in omega-Transaminase Catalyzed Chiral Amine Synthesis
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS
Satyawali, Y; del Pozo, DF; Vandezande, P; Nopens, I; Dejonghe, W

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