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Research group Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering

We help our clients by applying expertise in the field of chemical, environmental and process engineering.

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Our main focus areas are CO2 capture process, bioprocesses, and hydrometallurgy, combined with digitalization and advanced process control. We perform on all technology readiness levels, from process design, conceptualization to demonstration.

We offer a full spectrum of services, including chemical analysis, process design, modelling or piloting. We believe that our expertise contributes to improved and cleaner processes of our clients and also to the development of completely new solutions.

Research areas

  • Absorption processes
  • CO2 capture processes
  • Sampling, analysis, and online process monitoring
  • Membrane technology
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Recycling of materials and reduction of industrial waste
Tiller CO2 lab
absorber and desorber columns
Full height absorber and desorber columns

Our Approach

Our expertise and infrastructure enable to offer our clients a broad range of services including:

  • Process design
    • Detailed unit operation modelling; thermodynamics, mass and energy balances
    • Dynamic modelling and control
    • Process simulation (in-house software CO2SIM)
    • Feasibility studies
  • Laboratory and pilot activities
    • Test rig process design, engineering and construction
    • Piloting of gas separation processes; absorption and membranes (Tiller CO2 Lab)
    • Emission measurements
    • Hydrate, wax and asphaltene forming and mitigation
    • Extraction and separation of elements from water based processes

Employees in the research group for Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering