Bachelor Assignments

Bachelor assignments overview

Bachelor projects (titles only) within SPT. If you want to know more please contact the corresponding PhD student mentioned.


SEPARATION PROJECTS: 

The Use of a Complex coacervate for Separation of Dilute Volatile Fatty Acids from Aqueous Streams

For more info contact Thomas Brouwer (t.brouwer@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


Deep Eutectic Solvent – Amino Acids as Hydrogen Bond Acceptors


For more info contact Thomas Brouwer (t.brouwer@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


Deep Eutectic Solvent - Hydrogen Bond Donor Effect


For more info contact Thomas Brouwer (t.brouwer@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


Development of new extractive distillation processes for separation of carboxylic acids


For more info contact Lisette Sprakel (l.m.j.sprakel@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


Pressurized methane as an anti-solvent for regeneration of solvent


For more info contact Lisette Sprakel (l.m.j.sprakel@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


Assignment with Aspen Plus on Reactive Distillation:


For more info contact Lisette Sprakel (l.m.j.sprakel@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240).


General introduction biomass projects

Nowadays, bulk chemicals, such as ethylene glycol (EG), are mostly derived from fossil fuel sources. In 2014, the production of EG reached 25 million tons. Ethylene glycol finds its use in a wide variety of applications; but most importantly, it is one of the components in PET-bottles and used as antifreeze[1]. With the aim of investigating novel pathways of EG production from renewable resources, it was recently shown that ethylene glycol could be produced from micro crystalline cellulose via a bi-catalytic hydrogenolysis process with high yield and selectivity[2]. Cellulose is the major constituent of lignocellulosic biomass. However, the direct hydrogenolysis of biomass is hampered by the presence of impurities, such as lignin and ashes[3-5]. Therefore, a pretreatment step of the raw biomass is necessary to obtain clean cellulose, free from contaminants.



Project 1: Dilute acid biomass pre-treatment (reserved)


For more info contact Thimo te Molder (t.d.j.temolder@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240)


Project 2: Correlating biomass and pulp properties by extensive characterization


For more info contact Thimo te Molder (t.d.j.temolder@utwente.nl) or drop by the office (ME-240)