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Working Party in Fluid Separations


Welcome to the website of the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations.

 

Main activities of the Working Party

 

Business meetings

An annual 2-day meeting including a full day's technical programme and a half day industrial visit.

Next meeting: 12 + 13 May 2020, Bochum, Germany
 


Distillation & Absorption conference

The Distillation & Absorption conference is held every 4 years

Distillation & Absorption 2018

Florence, Italy, 16-19 September 2018
(EFCE Event No. 737)


DISTILLATION & ABSORPTION 2022

Toulouse, France, 18-21 September 2022 
 


Excellence Award in Fluid Separations


2018 Excellence Award winner

Dr. Leila Moura

PhD thesis: "Ionic liquids for the separation of gaseous hydrocarbons"
The award was presented on 19 September 2018 at the 11th International Conference on Distillation & Absorption - DA2018 in Florence, Italy.
Presentation

View all winners of the Excellence Award in Fluid Separations HERE

 

 

Objectives of the Working Party

 

The Working Party aims to bring together people involved with different aspects of fluid separation processes to discuss common problems, latest advances, and future needs, and to improve the relevance and quality of research and promote its application.

The Working Party aims to:

  • Be a European forum for separation practitioners & researchers & encourage collaboration
  • Facilitate debate around research and education and provide guidance for industrial practice & public policy where appropriate
     

 

Working Party members

 

Working Party Board

CHAIR:

Prof. dr.ir. Harry Kooijman
Shell Global Solutions International BV
P.O. Box 38000, 1030 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20-630-2524
Contact

Clarkson University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Potsdam NY 13699-5705, USA

Tel: +31 20 6710389
Contact

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VICE-CHAIR:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Uwe Repke
TU Berlin
Fachgebiet Dynamik und Betrieb technischer Anlagen
Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 314 23893; Fax: +49 30 314 26915
Contact

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SECRETARY:

Dr.ir. Boelo Schuur
Associate Professor Separation Technology
Sustainable Process Technology group
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Twente
Meander building 221, De Horst 2, 7522 LW Enschede, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 53 4892891; Mobile: +31 6 14178235
Contact

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Members

 

BELGIUM

Dr. Ivan Claeys
Solvay Campus
Rue de Ransbeek 310, 1120 Brussel, Belgium

Tel: +32-2-2642967; Mobile: +32-475-557547
Contact

http://www.solvay.com; https://www.linkedin.com/in/claeys-ivan

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Ir. George de Bruyn (guest member)
Venneborglaan 11, 2100 Antwerp, Belgium

Tel: +32 3 325 0717
Contact

Ir. George De Bruyn (University of Leuven 1967) is an independent consultant who has been involved extensively with all aspects of Distillation & Column Internals for 30 years: research & development, design, optimisation, debottlenecking, troubleshooting. He has been technical representative for the Glitsch Inc. with the American Fractionation Research Institute (FRI) from 1990 till 2000 and is a member of the European EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations (distillation and absorption). He is presently involved with column troubleshooting and with energy saving matters for refineries and (petro-)chemical plants.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Pfennig (guest member)
Département de Chimie Appliquée
Université de Liège - Sart-Tilman
Quartier Agora
Allée du six Aout 11, Bâtiment B6c, office 1/66, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Tel: +32 4 366 3521
Contact

http://www.chimapp.ulg.ac.be 

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CROATIA

Assist. Prof. Igor Dejanovic
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (FCET)
Department of Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
Savska cesta 16, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tel: +385 1 459 7134
Mobile: +385 91 572 2285
Contact

https://www.fkit.unizg.hr/igor.dejanovic?@=20jxv#profile_prikaz_46851

Publications list: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=21742160000

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Dr. Magdalena Bendova
E. Hala Laboratory of Separation Processes
Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, AS CR, v.v.i.
Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Prague 6- Suchdol, Czech Republic

Tel: +420 220 390 172 (or ext. 364); Mobile +420 773 400 809
Contact

http://www.icpf.cas.cz/en/eduard-hala-laboratory-separation-processes

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DENMARK

Prof. Jens Abildskov
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Søltofts Plads, Building 229, 2800 Kgs.Lyngby, Denmark

Tel: +45 45 25 2905; Fax: +45 45 93 2906
Contact

http://www.dtu.dk/english/Service/Phonebook/Person?id=11407&tab=1#tabs

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Dr. Esben L Sorensen
Syngas Technology Specialist/ Syngas Catalyst & Technology
Haldor Topsoe Inc.
17629 El Camino Real #300, Houston TX-77058, USA

Tel: +281 228 5046; Mobile +281 460 9034
Contact

http://www.topsoe.com

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FINLAND

Prof. Ville Alopaeus
Aalto University
Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
Kemistintie 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Tel: +358 400 740 807
Contact

https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-chemical-and-metallurgical-engineering/chemical-engineering

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Dr. Tuomas Ouni
Borealis Polymers Oy
Innotech Chemical Products - Reaction & Process Technology
Expert, Phenol and Hydrocarbon Technologies
P.O. Box 330, 06101 Porvoo, Finland

Tel: +358 9 3949 3667; Fax: +358 9 3949 3610
Contact

http://www.borealisgroup.com

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FRANCE

Prof. Michel Meyer
Institut National Polytechnique (INP) de Toulouse
Laboratoire de Genie Chimique
4 allée E Monso, BP44362, 31432 Toulouse cedex 4, France

Tel: +33 5 34 32 36 80; Fax: +33 5 34 32 37 00
Contact

http://lgc.inp-toulouse.fr/spip.php?rubrique1&id=58

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GERMANY

Prof. Bart (guest members)

Prof. Dr. techn. Hans-Joerg Bart
TU Kaiserslautern
Lehrstuhl fuer Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Postfach 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern
Germany

Tel (Secretary): +49 631 205 2117; Tel (Bart): +49 631 205 2414
Fax: +49 631 205 2119
Contact

http://www.uni-kl.de/tvt/


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Grünewald
Ruhr Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Institut für Thermo- und Fluiddynamik
Lehrstuhl für Fluidverfahrenstechnik
Gebäude IC3/117, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: +49 234 32 26426; Fax: +49 234 32 14164
Contactor Contact

http://www.fluidvt.rub.de

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Dipl.-Ing. André Ohligschläger
Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals GmbH
65926 Frankfurt
Germany


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Uwe Repke  (Vice-Chair)
TU Berlin
Fachgebiet Dynamik und Betrieb technischer Anlagen
Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 314 23893; Fax: +49 (0)30 314 26915
Contact 

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Dr.-Ing. Michael Schultes (guest member)
RASCHIG GmbH
Technical Director
Mundenheimerstrasse 100, 67061 Ludwigshafen, Germany

Tel: +49 621 5618 648; Fax: +49 621 5618 627
Contact

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HUNGARY

Prof. Peter Lang
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Building Service and Process Engineering
Muegyetem rkp. 3-9, 1111 Budapest, Hungary

Tel: +36 1 463 17 07; Mobile: +36 30 527 55 00; Fax: +36 1 463 17 08
Contact

http://www.epget.bme.hu/

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ITALY

Prof. Elisabetta Brunazzi      
University of Pisa
DICI-Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Tel: +39 050 2217 813; Fax: +39 050 2217 866
Contact

http://www.dici.unipi.it/

Elisabetta Brunazzi is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy. She joined the University of Pisa in 1999 after a four-year experience in Italian and British engineering companies. Her research activities include experimental as well as model-based investigation of structured packings for absorption and reactive separation equipment, fluid mixing problems in stirred tank, microdevices, gas/liquid inertial separators.
Prof. Brunazzi has been guest in the Fluid Separations Working Party since 1994, Italian delegate to the Working Party since 2002 and acted as Secretary for two 3-years terms. From 2012 to Sept. 2018 she held the position of Chair of the Working Party.
She acts as subject editor (Distillation and Absorption) for Chemical Engineering Research Design, the EFCE's official European journal.

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The NETHERLANDS

Prof.dr.ir. Andre B. De Haan
(Biobased) Process Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Section Transport Phenomena
Delft University of Technology
Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 152789228; Mobile: +31 615948835
Contact

http://cheme.nl/tp/people/dehaan.shtml

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Prof. dr.ir. Harry Kooijman   (Chair)
Shell Global Solutions International BV
P.O. Box 38000, 1030 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20-630-2524
Contact

Clarkson University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Potsdam NY 13699-5705, USA

Tel: +31 20 6710389
Contact

http://www.chemsep.org

Prof.Dr.Ir. Harry Kooijman worked on the development of new structured packings with increased performance for cryogenic air separation and automated design tools for air separation units while at BOC, NJ (now Linde). In 2002 he joined Shell in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he developed a reduced entrainment inlet device for high vacuum columns in refining and upstream gas separation, The Schoepentoeter Plus. Subsequently he became one of the global column internals specialists for Shell (covering refining, chemicals, gasification, as well as Floating LNG). Currently he works as a process design engineer to develop new, and to adapt existing separation process line-ups, both in down-stream as well as in up-stream (e.g. Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Capture). In his role as part-time research professor at Clarkson University he develops new models for industrial separation processes as well as physical transport property models. He is co-author of ChemSep, a CAPE-OPEN compliant rate-based column simulator licensed to 100+ universities and various petro-chemical industries.

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Dr. Žarko Olujić (guest member)
Associate Professor
Process & Energy Laboratory
Delft University of Technology
Leeghwaterstraat 39, 2628 CB Delft, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 15 2786674; Tel: +31 15 2786678 (secretary)
Contact

http://delftpe.nl

Žarko Olujić is currently an independent scientific consultant and unpaid associate professor at the Process & Energy Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. He has over 40 years of academic research and teaching experience in former Yugoslavia, Germany and the Netherlands. His post-retirement research interest is oriented towards maximizing the energy efficiency of distillation, with particular emphasis on internal heat integration and expanding the application window of dividing wall columns. He is co-author of two books, two patents and more than 100 articles in encyclopedia, scientific and technical journals. Žarko obtained his BSc (Dipl. Ing., petroleum engineering, 1969), MSc (chemical engineering, 1975) and DSc (process engineering, 1976) degrees from the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He is a Fellow of AIChE, and serves as vice-chairman of Distillation and Absorption Area of Separations Division.

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Dr.ir. Boelo Schuur  (Secretary)
Associate Professor Separation Technology
Sustainable Process Technology group
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Twente
Meander building 221, De Horst 2, 7522 LW Enschede, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 53 4892891; Mobile: +31 6 14178235
Contact

W: https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/spt/people/schuur/
L: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boelo-schuur-436ab0a/

Boelo Schuur is a tenured associate professor at the University of Twente, working on separation technology with a main focus on affinity fluid separations. The two main research lines are a) Development of new separations for (bio)refineries, and b) Study on intermolecular interactions in affinity separations, aiming at better understanding the thermodynamics of these interactions.

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NORWAY

Prof. Dr. Sigurd Skogestad (guest member)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Sem Saelands vei 6, K4-211, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Tel: +47 7359 41 54; Mobile: +47 9137 16 69
Contact

http://www.nt.ntnu.no/users/skoge/

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POLAND

Prof. Lechoslaw Krolikowski
Wroclaw University of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Street: Norwida 4/6, 50-373 Wroclaw, Poland

Tel: + 48 71 320 33 34
Contact

http://www.iic.pwr.wroc.pl/index.php/kadra/90-nauczyciele-akademiccy/87-lechoslaw-krolikowski

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PR CHINA

Prof. Xi-Gang Yuan (guest member)
Tianjin University
92 Wei-Jin road, Nai-Kai district, Tianjin 300072, PR China

Tel: +86 22 27402786; Fax: +86 22 27404496
Contact

http://chemeng.tju.edu.cn/Teacher/TeacherDetail.aspx?Tid=100201

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RUSSIA

Prof. Alexander Toikka (guest member)
St. Petersburg State University
Institute of Chemistry, Dep. of Chemical Thermodynamics & Kinetics
Universitetskiy prospect 26, Peterhof, Saint Petersburg 198504, Russia

Tel: +7 812 4284052; Fax: +7 812 4286939
Contact (private) or Contact (university)

http://www.chem.spbu.ru/chtk_en.php

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SLOVENIA

Dr. Ljudmila Fele Žilnik  
National Institute of Chemistry
Laboratory for Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
Hajdrihova 19, POBox 660, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 4760 220; Fax: +386 1 4760 300
Contact

http://www.ki.si/en/materials-engineering-and-analytics/l13-laboratory-of-catalysis-and-chemical-reaction-engineering/

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SWEDEN

Oleg Pajalic (guest member)
Vice President Process Innovation
Perstorp AB
28480 Perstorp, Sweden

Tel: +46734274954; Fax: +4643538807
Contact

http://www.perstorp.com

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SWITZERLAND

Dr. Ralf Proplesch (guest member)
Head of Fluid Separation Technology OPS-MTT
DSM Nutritional Products
Werk Sisseln
Haupstrasse 4, 4334 Sisseln, Switzerland

Tel: + 41 62 866 2180; Fax: +41 62 866 3198
Contact

http://www.dsm.com/

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Mr. Mario Roza
Vice President
Head Technology and Business Development, MTT, MTT-TBD
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd
Sulzerallee 48, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland

Tel: +41 5226 26008; Fax: +41 5226 20097
Contact

http://www.sulzer.com/

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Dr. Lothar Spiegel
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.
Sulzerallee 48, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland

Tel: +41 52 262 67 28
Contact

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UNITED KINGDOM

Prof. Richard C. Darton
University of Oxford
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1865 273117; Fax: +44 1865 283273
Contact

http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/
http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/academics/about/professor-richard-darton

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Dr. Mohammad Kalbassi (guest member)
Industrial Professor
Director of Research
Deputy Head: Chemical Engineering
Brunel University London
College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences
HWLL 107,  Howell Building, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1895 267604
Contact

http://linkedin.com/in/mohammad-kalbassi-4a64701b
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/me

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Prof. Eva Sorensen
Professor in Chemical Engineering and Deputy Head of Department (Education)
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, United Kingdom

Contact

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemeng/ 

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Mr. Greg Spencer (guest member)
Technical and Proposals Manager
FIChemE CEng
Koch-Glitsch UK
King Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2LT, United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 1782 602221; Fax: +44 1782 602247
Contact

http://www.koch-glitsch.com/

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USA

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal (guest member)
Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100, USA

Tel: +1- 765-494-2257; Fax: +1- 765-494-0805
Contact

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/People/ptProfile?id=3942

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Dr. Tony Cai  (guest member)
Chief Scientist
Fractionation Research, Inc.
424 S. Squires St, Suite 200, Stillwater, OK 74074, USA

Tel: +1 405 385 0354; Fax: +1 405 385 0357
Contact

http://www.fri.org

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Working Party events

 

Distillation & Absorption 2018

Florence, Italy, 16-19 September 2018 (EFCE Event No. 737)


DISTILLATION & ABSORPTION 2022

Toulouse, France, 18-21 September 2022 

 

Excellence Award in Fluid Separations

Further details

Year Winner
2018

Dr. Leila Moura

PhD thesis: "Ionic liquids for the separation of gaseous hydrocarbons"

The award was presented on 19 September 2018 at the 11th International Conference on Distillation & Absorption - DA2018 in Florence, Italy.

2014

Dr. Eloy S. Sanz PÉrez


PhD thesis: "CO2 Capture by Mesostructured Siliceous Adsorbents Functionalized with Amino Groups"

The award was presented on 16 September 2014 at the 10th International Conference on Distillation and Absorption (D&A2014) in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2011

Dr.-Ing Constantin FrericK


PhD thesis: "Rigorous Modelling, Simulation and Evolutionary Optimisation of Generic Protein Downstream Processes"

The award was presented on 28 September 2011 in Berlin, Germany, during the session "Innovative separation technologies - Membrane separations I" of the 8th European Congress on Chemical Engineering.

Publications

 

Reference books:


new Standard VDI 2761:  'Standard systems for Absorption'   
Description:
The standard VDI 2761 part 2 describes the measurement of fluid dynamics and the experimental investigation of mass transfer parameters as well as the determination of the effective phase interface for absorption and desorption processes. The method is used to determine the characteristic properties of random and structured packings in test columns at pilot plant scale.
Furthermore, model-supported calculation methods for test evaluation for the determination of volumetric mass transfer coefficients on the gas and liquid side are presented. In addition, the separate determination of the gas- and liquid-side mass transfer coefficients and the effective phase interface is described on the basis of a rigorous model approach. This separate determination of the above-mentioned parameters of mass transport enables an improved implementation in a process simulation software. Finally, information on the technical design of packing columns based on measurement and simulation is given, so that important hints for the uncertainties to be considered can also be taken into account for the application in practice.


The book on Reactive and Membrane-Assisted Separations edited by  Philip Lutze and  Andrzej Górak was published by De Gruyter at the end of July 2016. The book presents strategies for improving fluid separation such as reactive distillation, reactive absorption and membrane assisted separations. More under https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/204285


The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Distillation and Absorption (DA2014) held in Friedrichshafen have been published by DECHEMA and are now available. You can order the books by using the following link: http://www.fluidvt.rub.de/index.php/da2014

 

Achievement and Challenges in Fluid Serparations

Presentation by Andrzej Górak at ECCE10:
Distillation goes bio, micro, hybrid, cylic, high gravity: hype or high potential?

 

Lectures

Lectures of Prof. Andreas Pfennig ‘Teaching and Research on You Tube on Thermal Separation Processes’?
YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEivQtB6FVkfUbs81p-i42FtjEl_2NWZY
and
http://chemeng.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_2590502/en/chemical-engineering-physical-unit-operations-1
Besides the very fundamental chapters on distillation, extraction, absorption, etc. also more specialized topics like simulated-moving bed chromatography, various hybrid processes, and drop-based design of extraction equipment are included.

 

Previous activities

 

Technical Meetings

 
History of the WP meetings and achievements:

Year / Venue Meeting topics Topics, outputs, remarks

Gothenberg, Sweden, 2019

 

WP Technical Programme Gothenberg

Presentations:

 

Liège, Belgium 2017

"Feedstock transition from fossil to renewable"

and

"What's new"

WP Technical Programme Liège

Presentations:

Welcome and Overview ChemEng Liège
Andreas Pfennig, University of Liège, Belgium
Access to the document can be requested via: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/210545

Downstream Design for Biobased Processes
Andreas Pfennig, University of Liège, Belgium
Access to the document can be requested via: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/210553

Bioethanol Purification Process Revamp
Jens Abildskov, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark

X-ray tomography: a tool for revealing local distribution of phases in packed beds
Dominique Toye, University of Liège, Belgium
Access to the document can be requested via: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/210724

Challenges of CO2 capture from flue gas as an application of fluid separation techniques (from absorption to adsorption and membranes)
Grégoire Léonard, University of Liège, Belgium
Access to the document can be requested via: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/212023

Bioaromatics: everyday materials inspired by nature
Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Biorizon, Belgium

Process Intensification and Energy Efficiency in Multicomponent Distillations
Rakesh Agrawal, Purdue University, USA

A criterion beyond transport theory for simulation and optimization of chemicalprocess in fluid systems
Xigang Yuan, Tianjin University, China

Mathematical gnostics as an alternative to statistics in thermodynamic and thermophysical data analysis
Bendova Magdalena, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (CAS), Czech Republic (334 kB)

Copenhagen, Denmark 2016 "Emerging Separation Technologies"

WP Technical Programme Copenhagen

Presentations:

Welcome and Chemical Engineering Activities in Denmark (4.1 MB)

T. Bisgård et al.: Heat-Integrated distillation (modeling, design and control) (1.8 MB)

J.Abildskov, S. B. Jørgensen: Cyclic separation: New trays and Experimental Results (566 kB)

Ž. Olujić: Dividing Wall Column Technology - Recent Developments and Challenges (1.56 MB)

V. Diky et al.: Fluid data consistency testing incorporation into the ThermoDataEngine  (1.65 MB)

Budapest, Hungary 2015 "Refining problems and Energy saving issues" WP Technical Programme Budapest
Friedrichshafen, Germany 2014 --- before Distillation & Absorption 2014 hence business meeting only
Winterthur, Switzerland 2013 "Success stories in novel fluid separation processes" WP Technical Programme Winterthur
Bergen, Norway 2012 "Fluid separations in gas plant processing and energy integration" WP Technical Programme Bergen
Oxford, United Kingdom 2011 "Recent inovations in fluid separations including CO2 capture" WP Technical Programme Oxford
Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2010 --- before Distillation & Absorption 2010 hence business meeting only
Toulouse, France 2009 "Membrane and reactive separations", "Separation challenges in future fluids" and "Micro-fluidic separation challenges" WP Technical Programme Toulouse
Prague, Czech Republic 2008 "CO2 capture" and "Green solvents" WP Technical Programme Prague
Amsterdam, Delft, The Netherlands 2007  Distillation columns
Still in (Growing) Business
WP Technical Programme Delft
London, United Kingdom 2006 --- before Distillation & Absorption 2006 hence business meeting only
Ljubljana, Slovenia 2005 ---

Name of the WP changed to "WP on fluid separations"

WP Technical Programme Ljubljana
Huelva, Spain 2004 "Refinery separations" and "CO2 removal and sequstration" WP Technical Programme Huelva
Hyvinkaa, Finland 2003 "Property prediction", "Sustainable development" and "Hybrid separation processes" WP Technical Programme Hyvinkaa
Baden-Baden, Germany 2002 --- before Distillation & Absorption 2002 hence business meeting only
Bamberg, Germany 2001 Equipment development for D, A and E - application and fundamentals" Joint meeting with annual meeting of the respective German Working Party
Winterthur, Switzerland 2000 Mass Transfer With and Without Chemical Reaction ---
Trondheim, Norway 1999 Natural Gas and other Gas Separations ---
Cagliari, Sardinie 1998 Interrelationship of academic research with industrial research ---
Maastricht, The Netherlands 1997 What should we teach on distillation? ---
Warsaw, Poland 1996 New developments in separation processes associated with process industries, biotechnology and environmental protection ---
Brussels, Belgium 1995 "Experimental and industrial topics in separation processes,including the use of computers for performance analysis" List of researchers on D, A, E set up. "Why research is needed in distillation" by K. Porter has been published
Stockholm, Sweden 1994 Unconvential separations ---
Vienna, Austria 1993 (?) Liquid-liquid extraction ---
Guiltford, United Kingdom 1992 Gas separations with reference to enviromental matters ---
Geleen, The Netherlands 1991  "Role of basic data and concepts in separation processes" Prof. Billet presented list of absorption systems suitable for select the recommendation
 Oviedo, Spain 1990   Second edition of "Recommended test mixtures for Distillation Columns" ed. Prof.U. Onken
 Koeln, Germany 1989 "Mass transfer phenomena in D, A, E." ---
 Alghero, Sardinie 1988 (?) "Separation processes coupled with chemical and biochemical reaction" ---
Prague, Czech Republic 1987 "General topics with preference of biotechnological aspects" ---
Lyon, France 1986 "Dilute mixtures" Visit to Crays-Malville nuclear site. First steps to the study of systems for extraction with chemical reaction.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1985 "Use of fundamental concepts to solve practical problems" Second edition of the booklet "Standard Test Mixtures for Liquis Extraction" was published 
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1984 "Coalescence in L-L and G-L systems"  ---
Winterthur, Switzerland 1983 "Factors determining the capacita of column contactors"  ---
Helsinki, Finland 1982 "Scale-up of separation equipment in size and properties" ---
Koeln, Germany 1982 "Recovery from dilute fluids" ---
Linz, Austria 1980 "Separation processes - research and development priorities" ---
London, United Kingdom 1979 --- before Distillation & Absorption 1979 hence business meeting only. A subcommitee was formed for reedition of Distillation test mixtures manual: Prof's: Onken, Fredenslund and Hala
Stockholm II, Sweden 1978 "New application of extraction" Booklet "Standard Test Mixtures for Liquis Extraction" was published
Teeside 1977 "Energy saving in separation processes" ---
Pisa, Italy 1976 "Separation of heat sensitive materials" ---
Prague, Czech Republic 1975 --- Only Business Meeting in connection with the CHISA Congress
Toulouse, France 1975 "The performance of plates in large scale D.A.E.columns" ---
The Hague, The Netherlands 1974 "Dynamic behaviour and Control of D.A.E. Equipment" ---
Oslo, Norway 1973 "Development, testing and scale-up of packed columns for D.A.E." ---
Copenhagen, Denmark 1972 "Applicationof the techniques of D.A.E. in the purification of gases and liquids, with a view to avoiding environmental pollution" Subcommittees for: "Standard test mixtures for liquid extraction (Dr. Misek, Dr. Brandt, Prof. Hanson)" and for "Recomensation of nomenclature in separation processes" (Dr. Huber, Prof. Stemerding, Prof. Sawistowski)" were set up.
Bad Soden, Germany 1971 "Factors governing the selection of auxiliary agents in countercurrent separation processes, such as..." ---
Prague-Liblice, Czech Republic 1970 "Key problems in the development and design of eqipment for continuous L/L extraction" Project "Test mixtures for liquid extraction" has been proposed
Venice, Italy 1969 "Distillation and Absorption coupled with Chemical Reaction" The booklet "Recommended test mixtures for Distillation Columns" was published
Basel, Switzerland 1968 --- Business meeting only
Brussels, Belgium 1968 "Vapour - liquid equilibria" The WP terms of reference have been extended to cover also Absorption and Extraction
Ludwigshafen, Germany 1967 "The comparison of industrial fractinaiting devices" Six-Language Vocabulary of Distillation Terms has been published, Editor A.J.V. Underwood"
London, United Kingdom 1966 "Plate column performance" ---
Zurich, Switzerland 1966 Future activities of the Working Party Sub-commitee for Standardisation of distillation test mixures was set up: Prof. Zuiderweg (Chair),Prof. Ellis, Dr. Brandt
Paris, France 1965 "Mass transfer and plate efficiency" ---
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1965 "Vacuum distillation" ---
Lverkusen, Germany 1964 "Packed columns of larger diameters" ---
Frankfurt, Germany 1964 --- The terms of reference, working methods, the purpose and goals of WP have been broadly discussed. Project of Multiligual Vocabulary was started.
London, United Kingdom 1963 "Constitution and working program of the Working Party" WP on Distillation has been set-up. The board of EFCE at its meeting in Paris on 6th November 1963 had formally approved the establishment of the Working Party on Distillation with Dr. Underwood, chairman.

WP FS Members' Area

Welcome to the Members' Area of the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations.

Business Meetings

 
Technical Meetings

Year / Venue Meeting topic / Programme
Presentations

Gothenberg, Sweden, 2019

 

 

Florence, Italy, 2018

Distallation & Absorption 2018

Distillation and absorption in the era of bio, info and process intensification
Andrzej Górak, TU Dortmund University, Germany

Stripping the CO2 capture process
Hanna Knuutila, NTNU, Norway

Model meets Reality - Distillation Simulation at BASF
Regina Benfer, BASF, Germany

Venice Biorefinery Conversion Project
Alburno, Eni, Italy

Liège, Belgium 2017

"Feedstock transition from fossil to renewable" 

and

"What's new"

 

WP Technical Programme Liège

Welcome and Overview ChemEng Liège  (5.15 MB)
Andreas Pfennig, University of Liège, Belgium

Downstream Design for Biobased Processes  (2.29 MB)
Andreas Pfennig, University of Liège, Belgium

Bioethanol Purification Process Revamp  (682 kB)
Jens Abildskov, DTU

X-ray tomography: a tool for revealing local distribution of phases in packed beds  (2.2 MB)
Dominique Toye, University of Liège, Belgium

Challenges of CO2 capture from flue gas as an application of fluid separation techniques (from absorption to adsorption and membranes)  (2.87 MB)
Grégoire Léonard, University of Liège, Belgium

Bioaromatics: everyday materials inspired by nature
Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Biorizon, Belgium

Process Intensification and Energy Efficiency in Multicomponent Distillations
Rakesh Agrawal, Purdue University, USA

A criterion beyond transport theory for simulation and optimization of chemicalprocess in fluid systems
Xigang Yuan, Tianjin University, China

Mathematical gnostics as an alternative to statistics in thermodynamic and thermophysical data analysis (5 MB)
Bendova Magdalena, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (CAS), Czech Republic

Copenhagen, Denmark 2016

"Emerging Separation Technologies"

WP Technical Programme Copenhagen

Welcome and Chemical Engineering Activities in Denmark (4.1 MB)

M. Kalbassi: Emerging Separations-The Trends (7.2 MB)

T. Bisgård et al.: Heat-Integrated distillation (modeling, design and control) (1.8 MB)

J.Abildskov, S. B. Jørgensen: Cyclic separation: New trays and Experimental Results (566 kB)

Ž. Olujić: Dividing Wall Column Technology - Recent Developments and Challenges (1.56 MB)

I. Rodriguez-Donis et al.: Reducing cost and CO2 emissions in extractive distillation by double-effect heat integration and mechanical heat pump (2.2 MB)

P. Fosbøl: Measurement of properties and pilot testing applied in rate based modeling of CO2 capture (5.32 MB)

R. Pohorecki: Absorption of carbon dioxide in carbonate solutions activated by amine mixtures (1.76 MB)

M. Schultes: Insights to CO2 absorption into activated solution

I. Rodriguez-Donis et al.: Using interception of univolatility line for entrainer selection for extractive distillation (2.07 MB)

N. von Solms, P. Herslund: Thermodynamic modelling of promoted hydrates for CO2 capture (2.75 MB)

V. Diky et al.: Fluid data consistency testing incorporation into the ThermoDataEngine  (1.65 MB)

G. Spencer: ULTRA-FRAC® trays: cross flow type for high efficiency in low liquid load service and compartmentalised type for distillation on Floating platforms offshore 

Short presentation by Marcus Paul Gruen

Budapest, Hungary 2015

"Refining problems and Energy saving issues"

WP Technical Programme Budapest 

Olujic: A Pressure Drop Model for Structured Packings in Deep Vacuum Applications ( 1.7 MB)

Rabi-Kalmar-Lorinczova: Benchmark method for Crude Oil Distillation units (4.2 MB)

Miklosi-Gyori-Bubalik-Kubovics: Column efficiency program in DS Production (1.7 MB)

Pajalic: Dividing wall columns for Formadlehyde-Water-Methanol (599 kB)

Pajalic: Dividing wall columns for heterogeneous azeotropic distillation (1.6 MB)

Darton-Zhang-Taylor: Flow-induced Vibration of trays (1.4 MB)
Jens Abildskov- short presentation (1.7 MB)

Mario Roza- short presentation (1.0 MB)

Hegely-Lang: Optimisation of an Industrial Batch Extractive Distillation Process with Off-cut Recycle (813 kB)

Mizsey: Process wastewater treatment with rectification (2.6 MB)
Arlt: Safe and dense chemical storage of electricity in LOHC (1.6 MB)

Szekely: Supercritical fluids in separation technology- research activities at BME (1.9 MB)

Arlt: Tomography- a valuable tool for an insight into distillation columns (2.7 MB)

Kubovic-Marton-Rabi: Utilization of low-temperature waste heat streams using thermocompressors (1.0 MB)

Sarkadi: Welcome by HCS (945 kB)

Winterthur, Switzerland 2013

"Success stories in novel fluid separation processes"

WP Technical Programme Winterthur

Spiegel: 50Years of Structured Packing (6.7 MB)

Taylor-Praderio-Kooijman: Application of the new FRI valve tray efficiency model in column simulation and design (569 kB)

Darton: Cleaning the air-negative emission technologies (1.4 MB)

Sudhoff-Lutze-Gorak: Revival of the HIGEE- distillation (1.8 MB)

Bendova: Structure and thermal properties of ammonium-based ionic liquids (407 kB)

Bergen, Norway 2012

"Fluid separations in gas plant processing and energy integration"

WP Technical Programme Bergen

Spencer: Column Internals used in Post Combustion CO2 Capture (1.9 MB)

Pfennig: Exergetic Evaluation of process alternatives utilizing biomass or CO2 as raw material  (568 kB)

Nilssen: Knowledge of real fluid behavior(public) (1.5 MB)

Skogestad: New results for divided wall columns (1.4 MB)

Oxford, United Kingdom 2011


"Recent inovations in fluid separations including CO2 capture"

WP Technical Programme Oxford

Olujic: A modular and flexible approach to micro-structered devices for desorption (416 kB)

Krolikowski: A more general approach to distillation limit  (784 kB)

Stoffers-Gorak: Application of ionic liquids for biofuel extraction (2.9 MB)

Statoil-Torbjorn-Andersen: Compact CO2 capture (4.7 MB)

Sorensen: Development of multistage distillation in a microfluidic chip (7.4 MB)

NJDarton: Fast cation-exchange separation of proteins in a plastic microcapillary disc (6.0 MB)

Hankins: Forward osmosis for low energy membrane desalination (12.1 MB)

Yuan Xigang: Interfacial turbulence and its effect on gas-liquid interfacial mass transfer (6.6 MB)

Spiegel: Recent equipment developments in post combustion technology (1.7 MB)

Santos: The role of CO2 capture technology in the mitigation of greenhouse GE from power plants ( 15.4 MB)

Jobson: Thermodynamic optimisation of distillation columns ( 1.1 MB)

Bendova: Thermodynamic properties of ionic mixtures to be used as reaction media in Ru-BINAP catalysed steroselective hydrogenation (276 kB)

Toulouse, France 2009

"Membrane and reactive separations", "Separation challenges in future fluids" and "Micro-fluidic separation challenges"

WP Technical Programme Toulouse

Gorak: Reaction and hybrid separations modelling and experiments (3.5 MB)

Keskinen: Sulphur Compounds in oil refining separation (469 kB)

Pfennig: Tailor-made fuel from biomass (1.2 MB)

Prague, Czech Republic 2008

CO2 capture" and "Green solvents"

WP Technical Programme Prague

 

PHOTOS (zip file,1.4 MB)

Bendova: ChemEng Activities in the Czech Republic (453 kB)

Pohorecki: Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in microabsorbers (1.9 MB)

Shott-Darton: IS Road Map (898 kB)

Lisal: Molecular Level Simulations of Chemical Reaction Equilibria (1.6 MB)

Olujic-document  (528 kB)

Olujic: Standardization of structured packing efficiency measurements (337 kB)

Amsterdam, Delft, Netherlands 2007

Distillation columns
Still in (Growing) Business

WP Technical Programme  Delft

 

PHOTOS (zip file, 5.6 MB)

Behrens: A Predictive Model for Hydraulics' and Mass Transfer Efficiency of Modular Catalytic Packings, AirProducts (308 kB)

Arlt: Application of Tomography to Separation Devices (3.0 MB)

Clarkson-Kooijman: Benchmarking Packing Mass Transfer Correlations with a Nonequilibrium Model (427 kB)

De Rijke: Design of a Minimum Energy CO2 Emissions Distillation Column for Separation of Close Boiling Mixtures (1.5 MB)

Ruffert: Distillation-Experiments Still Commonly Needed (4.3 MB)

Rix: Heat-Integrated Distillation Columns Practical Experience (313 kB)

Jodecke: Hydraulic Investigations for the Increase of the Capacity of Distillation Trays (1.2 MB)

Hoffmann: Standardisation of Mass Transfer Measurements for the Description of Absorption Processes (253 kB)

Montz-Kaibel: Unifixed Wall the Key to a Breakthrough in Dividing Wall Column Technology (797 kB)

Ljubljana, Slovenia 2005

Name of the WP changed to "WP on fluid separations"

WP Technical Programme Ljubljana

 

PHOTOS (zip file, 6.3 MB)

Woodman: CAPE-OPEN compliant software for fluid separations (870 kB)

Fele-Golob: Chemical Engineering Activities in Slovenia (1.5 MB)

Kooijman: Shell Tray Technology R&D in a NutShell (728 kB)

Short presentation-Kooijman (82 kB)

Huelva, Spain 2004

"Refinery separations" and "CO2 removal and sequstration"

WP Technical Programme Huelva

 

 

PHOTOS  (zip file, 3.3 MB)

Abstract-webflowbat_ Keskinen (7 kB)

Hurst- Woodman: BP Experience with CO2 Capture Technology (6.7 MB)

Arlt: Chemical Engineering Tasks in Climate Protection (538 kB)

Jakobsson-Keskinen-Aitamaa: Distillation calculations over the net (191 kB)

Ghelfi: Improve Refinery Profitability  (4.4 MB)

Gorak-Schoenmakers: Quo vadis fluid separations (1.0 MB)

Short  presentation-MRW Woodman (2.0 MB)

Short presentation- Bart (3.4 MB)

Short presentation-De Haan (884 kB)

Balthasart: Use of a dynamic simulation for the study of transient behavior of the distillation of complex mixtures (119 kB)

Hyvinkaa, Finland 2003

"Property prediction", "Sustainable development" and "Hybrid separation processes"

WP Technical Programme Hyvinkaa

Arlt: 1st step to predict the properties of ionic liquids to separate azeotropes (30 kB)

Olujic: Distillation Equipment Process Intensification Related Research (909 kB)

Cordiner-Woodman: Future industrial requirements for physical property models (577 kB)

Nordstad: Hybrid processes and cryogenic distillation (617 kB)

Schoenmakers: Hybrid processes combining distillation and crystallisation (626 kB)

Spiegel: Improving Styrene SEparation using MellapakPlus (682 kB)

Brunazzi: Simple solutions for reducing environmental impact (2.0 MB)