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Process intensification education for achieving sustainable development goals

According to experts from all over the world, the pedagogical instruction of Process Intensification often lacks clarity and focus in Chemical Engineering BSc and MSc programmes. Our colleague from MCS, David Fernandez Rivas together with Jimmy Faria Albanese and Henk van den Berg are three of the more than thirty authors of two publications that will help to better educate Process Intensification.

In June 2019, a group of process intensification experts met at the Lorentz Center in Leiden with representatives from governments and specialists in pedagogy with the aim to unite the efforts on education in Process Intensification (PI). This meeting ultimately led to a two-part paper full of tools and practical examples on how to better teach PI. The organizer of the event and one of the authors, David Fernandez Rivas says: “These articles come as a refinement of the event and it wasn’t an easy feat to articulate the views of over thirty experts to fit into a document. The effort has paid well since these papers provide a toolbox for educators in Chemical Engineering all around the world for developing courses on PI, which can have a major impact on the education of the next generation of Chemical Engineers.”

The two articles titled Process Intensification education contributes to sustainable development goals will be published in the journal Education for Chemical Engineers. You can reach the the first part and the second part online for details.