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

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
The use of membrane based reactive extraction for the recovery of carboxylic acids from thin stillage
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
De Sitter, K; Garcia-Gonzalez, L; Matassa, C; Bertin, L; De Wever, H
Screening of sorbents for recovery of succinic and itaconic acid from fermentation broths
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
De Wever, H; Dennewald, D
Succinic acid production from cheese whey by biofilms of Actinobacillus succinogenes: packed bed bioreactor tests
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Longanesi, L; Frascari, D; Spagni, C; DeWever, H; Pinelli, D

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