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

Integration of Membrane Bioreactors with Edible Filamentous Fungi for Valorization of Expired Milk
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
SUSTAINABILITY
Thunuguntla, R; Mahboubi, A; Ferreira, JA; Taherzadeh, MJ
Diffusion-based reverse membrane bioreactor for simultaneous bioconversion of high-inhibitor xylose-glucose media
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY
Mahboubi, A; Lundin, M; Doyen, W; De Wever, H; Taherzadeh, MJ
Continuous production of pectic oligosaccharides from sugar beet pulp in a cross flow continuous enzyme membrane reactor
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
BIOPROCESS AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Elst, K; Babbar, N; Van Roy, S; Baldassarre, S; Dejonghe, W; Maesen, M; Sforza, S
Prospects & potential of biobutanol production integrated with organophilic pervaporation - A techno-economic assessment
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
Van Hecke, W; Joossen-Meyvis, E; Beckers, H; De Wever, H
Use of Organic Wastes and Industrial By-Products to Produce Filamentous Fungi with Potential as Aqua-Feed Ingredients
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
SUSTAINABILITY
Karimi, S; Soofiani, NM; Mahboubi, A; Taherzadeh, MJ

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