The UT aims to contribute to a more sustainable society through the development of clean and efficient processes for the process and food industry. We are focusing on:
- Energy savings by improved separation methods, process intensification and new process designs
- Upgrading and re-use of waste heat.
New processes, equipment and advanced methods are developed to optimize functionality of application and process, and to minimize losses and environmental impact. Research includes the evaluation of the whole process chain in order to identify main bottlenecks and related scientific challenges and is carried out at proof of principle level. The experimental work ranges from high throughput screening activities to process development unit level. The research is both theoretical (including numerical analysis) and experimental. Modelling activities are carried out at multi-scale level.