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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, 14:00 CET 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, 9:20 CET Intensification of mixing and multiphase contacting in continuous flow equipment 
Working Parties on Mixing and on Process Intensification
19 May 2021, 13:30 CET

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, 15:00 CET Recent Developments and Further Demands in Reactive Gas-Liquid Flows
Working Parties on Multiphase Fluid Flow and on Chemical Reaction Engineering
21 May 2021, 9:30 CET 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 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.


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

Recordings of the Spotlight Talks are available 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  
24 November 2020 Engineering Loss Prevention and Safety 4.0
Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries
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
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
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