Chemical Process Engineering
Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) research unit combines in their research the methodologies of chemical and bioprocess engineering. The valorization of biomass, especially the technological gaps in the sustainable utilization of lignocellulosic biomass to biochemicals and biomaterials, are the core sources of inspiration for CPE’s research. The specific research areas of CPE include chemical and biochemical conversion of biomass, new products and processes for industrial water treatment and separation and recovery process synthesis and evaluation methodologies.
Chemical and Biochemical Conversion
The focus of the research on chemical and biochemical conversion in CPE is to develop pre-treatment and conversion processes for the manufacturing of biochemicals, biomaterials and advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass.
Industrial Water Research Group
The Industrial Water Research Group aims to improve the performance of water and wastewater treatment processes in terms of water quality, resource recovery and environmental friendliness.
Process Modelling and Synthesis
The Process Modelling and Synthesis research focus area in Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) research unit focuses on phenomena-based predictive process modelling and to improve the methodologies applied in the process systems engineering domain.