Learn to understand, develop and improve chemical processes in order to convert raw materials into products that benefit our society.
Process technology is a long-standing discipline in industries worldwide, with a great deal of established chemical processes in all kinds of sectors. How do you improve and adjust these processes to meet society’s needs for a more sustainable industry? For example, can you reuse CO2 as a raw material to make a fuel? Can you turn waste plastics into new plastics, instead of using them as fuels? And can you turn road-verge grass into biofuels for the industry? These are some typical challenges you will learn to tackle in the specialisation in Chemical & Process Engineering. You will gain expertise in the development and design of processes that deliver optimum performance in terms of technology, economy, environment and societal needs.
In this specialisation, you will learn to integrate knowledge of different fields such as thermodynamics, transport phenomena, catalysis, chemical reactor engineering, separation technology and plant and process design and simulation. Working on real-life cases stemming from the industry, you will examine a range of research themes in the field of bio-refinery, CO2 removal and conversion, hydrogen production, waste stream treatment and upgrading to products, (new) processes based on sustainable raw materials and process improvement. For this, it is necessary to develop new catalysts, new multiphase and other novel reactors, (reactive) separation processes, and design and simulate these processes.
As a student, you will delve deeper into advanced chemical concepts such as membrane technology, process intensification, soft-matter, advanced catalysis and photocatalysis, electrochemistry and chemical separations. But besides chemistry, this specialisation involves a lot of mathematics and physics, too. As a chemical process engineer, you need to consider various requirements for chemical processes as well, such as cost-efficiency, safety and sustainability. You will learn to map out these implications using mathematical models and state-of-the-art simulation software.
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
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