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EFCE Spotlight Talks Autumn 2022

Spotlight Talks November 2022

Welcome to the 4th SPOTLIGHT TALKS SERIES!

With great pleasure, we may declare that during the previous two and half years, the Spotlight Talks have become one of the most significant and visible activities of the EFCE Working Parties and Sections. Originating in the pandemic, and initially intended only as a temporary substitution of the standard scientific events, they have proofed themselves as very vital forms and means for sharing and disseminating the latest knowledge in the chemical engineering science. It is very positive that for 2022 already two series were scheduled. The spring one was very successful, now the newly prepared autumn series is quickly approaching us. The scientific quality is again the primarily sought parameter.
This “Autumn” series proposes eight webinars in which these Working Parties and Sections are contributing: Food, Mechanics of Particulate Solids, Polymer Reaction Engineering, Static Electricity, Energy, Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, Process Intensification, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.

Dear colleagues and the EFCE friends,
do not hesitate to enter with us the enchanting world of the latest chemical engineering science provided to all of us by the autumn Spotlight Talks series. Many thanks to all “TALKERS”, as well as to all of you who are deciding to join us.

Watch the recordings of the SPOTLIGHT TALKS Autumn 2022 on the EFCE YouTube channel!
Full Programme
15 November 2022
Plant proteins for future foods
Section on Food
Recording (YouTube)
16 November 2022
Characterization and modelling of particulate solids flow for
industrial processes
Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids
Recording (YouTube)
17 November 2022
Current research in polymer reaction engineering
Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering
Recording (YouTube)
21 November 2022
Electrostatics risks in industry: hazards due to electrostatic charges
Working Party on Static Electricity
Recording (YouTube)
22 November 2022
Safety and risk of energy transition
Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries
Recording (YouTube)
23 November 2022
Electrification of chemical processes and chemical industry
Working Parties on Process Intensification and on Chemical Reaction Engineering
Recording (YouTube)
24 November 2022
Sustainability and security of energy and associated critical supplies
in challenging times
Section on Energy
Recording (YouTube)
25 November 2022
>Machine learning and data management for the estimation of fluid
properties and phase equilibria
Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties
Recording (YouTube)

EFCE Spotlight Talks Spring 2022

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Cordial welcome to the SPOTLIGHT TALKS 2022, organised by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and already the third in the series.

In the two previous years these highly focused webinars significantly contributed to the dissemination and popularisation of the top chemical engineering science, in spite of the pandemic global circumstances. It is noteworthy these presentations, delivered by leading industrial and academic experts, attracted attention of more than 2000 members of the virtual chemical engineering audience. This year there are eight SPOTLIGHT TALKS hosted by seven EFCE Working Parties, and one EFCE Section.
The contributing Working Parties and the Section are: CAPE, Crystallization, Drying, Education, High Pressure Technology, Mixing, Multiphase Fluid Flow, Membrane Engineering.

Watch the recordings of the SPOTLIGHT TALKS Spring 2022 on the EFCE YouTube channel!

Full Programme

19 April 2022

Focus on current drying research within EFCE
Working Party on Drying
Recording (YouTube)
20 April 2022

Population balance modeling in gas-liquid flows: a key to more reliable process design
Working Party on Multiphase Fluid Flow
Recording (YouTube)
21 April 2022

Impact of membrane engineering on the process engineering progresses 
Section on Membrane Engineering
Recording (YouTube)
26 April 2022

Innovative Chemical Engineering Education 
Working Parties on Education
26 April 2022

Overcoming challenges in mixing processes with evolving rheology 
Working Party on Mixing
Recording (YouTube)
27 April 2022 CAPE ideas for biomass uses
Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE)
Recording (YouTube)
27 April 2022 Technology to improve conventional chemical engineering processes
Working Party on High Pressure Technology
Recording (YouTube)

29 April 2022

Role of crystallization in the production of battery materials and in
battery recycling
Working Party on Crystallization
Recording (YouTube)

The EFCE promotes scientific collaboration and supported the work of chemical engineers and collaborating professionals in 30 European countries representing more than 100,000 chemical engineers in Europe. With its Working Parties and Sections it covers all areas of Chemical Engineering.

EFCE’s Working Parties & Sections are at the core of the organisation and form the scientific engine that drives many of EFCE’s activities. Each of its 20 Working Parties focuses on a specific aspect of Chemical Engineering. They provide an important forum for networking among chemical engineers in Europe. Membership to the Working Parties is drawn from among EFCE’s Member Societies.  The five Sections are open to any professional chemical engineer, or a specialist in a related field, who is willing to contribute to the activities of an EFCE Section and of the Federation.

EFCE Spotlight Talks 2021


Welcome to the second series of EFCE Spotlight Talks. There will be a series of talks by seven of our Working Parties:  Chemical Reaction Engineering, Drying, Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Mixing, Multiphase Fluid Flow, Process Intensification,  and Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.

Our previous series proved very popular with more than 2000 people signing in to one or more of the series of events. This time we are making a small charge for the series to help cover costs for the EFCE but it will remain free for students.  We hope you will find the series stimulating and that it will enable you to sample content from some of our groups that you may not otherwise be able to hear.


Date Topic / Programme
17 May 2021 Emerging Risks and Advanced Modelling within the Process Safety Horizon 
Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries
18 May 2021 Intensification of mixing and multiphase contacting in continuous flow equipment 
Working Parties on Mixing and on Process Intensification
19 May 2021

Electrolyte Thermodynamics challenges from industrial needs to academic research
Working Party on Thermodynamic and Transport Properties (TTP)
sponsored by IFPEN/EleTher

Recording on YouTube

20 May 2021 Recent Developments and Further Demands in Reactive Gas-Liquid Flows
Working Parties on Multiphase Fluid Flow and on Chemical Reaction Engineering
21 May 2021 Drying research: focus on freeze-drying, lyophilization, spray-drying and product quality
Working Party on Drying

The Spotlight Talk "Electrolyte Thermodynamics challenges from industrial needs to academic research" of the EFCE Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties is generously sponsored by IFPEN/EleTher.
IFPEN focuses on four main application areas: Climate, environment and circular economy; renewable energies; sustainable mobility; responsible oil and Gas. IFPEN wants to partner with industry actors in order to create new value out of these societal challenges.


The Spotlight Talks 2021 are organised by DECHEMA e.V.

EFCE Spotlight Talks 2020

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The European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) is organising a series of free virtual spotlight talks on significant topics in Chemical Engineering. Eleven of our technical groups (Working Parties and Sections) are delivering short sessions of three or four talks by
leading industrial and academic experts on: Chemical Reaction Engineering, Education, Energy, Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Mechanics of Particulate Solids, Mixing, Multiphase Fluid Flow, Process Intensification, Quality by Design, Static Electricity in Industry, Thermodynamics and Transport Properties.

Programme and Recordings

Full Programme
Watch the recordings of the SPOTLIGHT TALKS 2020 on the EFCE YouTube channel!
Date Topic / Programme  
23 November 2020 Electrostatics in industry: risks, measurements and materials
Working Party on Static Electricity in Industry      
- Introduction Pedro Llovera  
Recording (YouTube)
24 November 2020 Engineering Loss Prevention and Safety 4.0
Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries
Recording (YouTube)
25 November 2020 CCU(vs.)S: How chemical engineering can shed light on challenges and opportunities of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilization (CCU) in a climate positive society?
Section on Energy
Recording (YouTube)
26 November 2020 Electrification of the chemical industry
Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering
27 November 2020 Handling of particulate solids
Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids
30 November 2020 Chemical engineering education in Covid-19 era - experiences in ensuring distance learning achieves the necessary learning outcomes?
Working Party on Education
30 November 2020 Process integration for the energy transition in industry
Section on Energy
Recording (YouTube)
1 December 2020 Multiscale Mixing in Multiphase Flows
Working Parties on Mixing & Multiphase Fluid Flow
2 December 2020 Lifelong Learning of Process Intensification for an Innovative industry
Working Party on Process Intensification
3 December 2020 Thermodynamic tools for CO2 capture
Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties
4 December 2020 Quality by Design tools for the Optimization of (BioH)Pharma Processes System Modelling, Machine Learning and Digital Twins
Working Party on Quality by Design