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Chemical & Process Engineering focuses on developing and designing processes that deliver optimum performance in terms of technology, economy, environment and meeting society’s needs.

This Master’s track at the University of Twente distinguishes itself from other process technology tracks, as it is closely connected to materials science and chemistry. Research topics we focus on within the field of process technology include membrane technology, process intensification, soft-matter, photocatalysis, electrochemistry and chemical separations. This is also reflected in the curriculum. Are you curious about the Chemical & Process Engineering track? Mariangela will show you a day in her life as a CPE student.

This specialisation is part of the Master's in Chemical Science & Engineering.

What is chemical & process engineering?

In this specialisation 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.

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Key research areas

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?

The specialisation Chemical & Process Engineering of the Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering is for everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of process engineering. 

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