In almost all industrial processes the separation of different components is needed. A variety of different techniques can be used at all stages; during pre-treatment of the raw material, during the downstream processing of the reaction solution, and lastly when concentrating and purifying the final products.
Below you can find details on the researchers working with separation technology at Lund University, for use within bioprocesses of biobased energy, chemicals and materials:
Department of Chemistry, Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS)
Charlotta Turner researches the challenge of how to replace organic solvents with supercritical carbon dioxide and pressurized hot water, in separation processes such as extraction, chromatography, and crystallization. Charlotta’s research team, the Green Technology Group are also involved in research within the field of advanced analytical chemistry.
E-mail: Charlotta [dot] Turner [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se
Department of Chemical Engineering
Ann-Sofi Jönsson has over thirty years of research experience of membrane processes. Membrane processes are considered to be key components in all bioprocesses, and they can be used for both fractionation and concentration of biomass components.
E-mail: ann-sofi [dot] jonsson [at] chemeng [dot] lth [dot] se