Chemical & Process

The Chemical & Process Engineering (CPE) specialization focuses on developing processes that function as effectively as possible within their technological, economic and ecological boundaries.

This specialization belongs to the Master's programme Chemical Engineering.

What is Chemical & proces Engineering?

In this specialization you will learn to integrate knowledge of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, catalysis, chemical reactor engineering, separation technology, plant and process design and simulation, control, economics, safety and sustainability.

You will examine a range of research themes in the field of bio-refinery, CO2 removal, waste stream treatment, (new) processes based on sustainable raw materials and process improvement. For this it is necessary to develop new catalysts, multiphase and other novel reactors, (reactive) separation processes, and design and simulate these processes.

Key research area

Separation technology focuses on (reactive) distillation, membrane separation of gases or fluids and a variety of operations that use solid or liquid (affinity) separation for adsorption and extraction.

Photocatalysis focuses on the conversion of solar and electrical energy into chemical energy, while Catalysis aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts for specific industrial applications.

Sustainable process technology develops new process concepts for bio-refinery applications and sustainable raw materials. Other research themes include interfacial phenomena and processes important for mass and heat transport, sub-micron filtration processes, micro reactors etc.

Right for you?

This specialization is for everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of process engineering.

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