Incorporating the 6th International Conference on
Process Intensification
Delft, The Netherlands: 27 - 29 September 2005

Papers presented at this Conference, as outlined in the contents below, are available in a bound volume of proceedings from Mrs Marian Rolfe at BHR Group Limited.




Ionic liquids: breaking azeotrops efficiently by extractive distillation
Y A Beste, M Eggersmann, H Schoenmakers, BASF AG, Germany

Economical and ecological attractiveness of using ionic liquids as combined reaction and separation media
M C Kroon, C J Peters, R A Sheldon, J van Spronsen, G-J Witkamp, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Ceramic Membranes for Hydrogen Separation (CERHYSEP)
A Nijmeijer, Shell Global Solutions, The Netherlands

Structured reactors for enzyme immobilization: application in a monolithic stirrer reactor
K M de Lathouder, J J W Bakker, M T Kreutzer, F Kapteijn, J A Moulijn, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; S A Wallin, The Dow Chemical Company, USA


Design of a heat-integrated distillation column based on a plate-fin heat exchanger
J Hugill, E M van Dorst, Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands, The Netherlands

Heat transfer enhancement by thermomagnetic convection
W-G Früh, Heriot Watt University, UK

Ceramic heat exchanger
C Schmitt, D W Agar, F Platte, S Turek, University of Dortmund, Germany; B Pawlowski, Hermsdorfer Institute for Technical Ceramics e.V., Germany; M Duisberg, Umicore AG & Co KG, Germany

Transposition of an exothermic reaction to a continuous intensified reactor
W Benaissa, S Elgue, M Cabassud, N Gabas, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, France; D Carson, M Demissy, INERIS, France

Combining reaction with distillation: hydrodynamic and mass transfer performance of modular catalytic structured packings
M Behrens, Ž Olujic, P J Jansens, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Performance evaluation of a new concept "open plate reactor" in non conventional experimental domain
L Prat, P Cognet, M Cabassud, C Gourdon, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, France; S Elgue, F Chopard, Alfa Laval Vicarb, France

A novel method to separate organic compounds through ultrasonic atomization
S Nii, M Toki, F Kawaizumi, Nagoya University, Japan; K Matsuura, T Fukazu, Ultrasound Brewery Co. Ltd., Japan

Improved method for aerobic fermentation intensification
D J Groen, H J Noorman, A Stankiewicz, DSM, The Netherlands


Sustainable processing opportunities for the food industry
P de Jong, G Huijs, M Vissers, M Verschueren, R Verdurmen, NIZO Food Research, The Netherlands

To integrate or not to integrate? A systematic method to identify benefits of integrated reaction and separation processes
S Tlatlik, Process Design Center B V, The Netherlands; G Schembecker, Process Design Center GmbH, Germany

Method for chemical route selection - a design tool for sustainable industrial processes and supply chains
G Korevaar, G Jan Harmsen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Sustainable biodiesel production by integrated process design
A A Kiss, A C Dimian, F Omota, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Intensified integrated gasification and power generation technology
G Akay, O F Calkan, M Dogru, Z Z Noor, Newcastle University, UK


Hydrodynamics of liquid-liquid slug flow capillary microreactor
M N Kashid, D W Agar, University of Dortmund, Germany

Mixing characterization and fast reactions in micro-drops
F Sarrazin, L Prat, G Casamatta, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, France; C Gourdon, M Joanicot, Rhodia Laboratoire du Futur, France

Thermophoretic separation in microfluidics
P F Geelhoed, J Westerweel, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Experimental study of a membrane assisted fluidised bed reactor for H2 production by steam reforming of CH4
C S Patil, M van Sint Annaland, J A M Kuipers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

An exergetic analysis of membrane unit operations integrated in the ethylene production cycle
E Drioli, P Bernardo, G Barbieri, Research Institute on Membrane Technology, Italy

A sustainable technology: Eutectic freeze crystallization - from batch laboratory to continuous industry applications
F E Genceli, R S Gärtner, D Trambitas, M Rodriguez, G J Witkamp, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Microreactor: a systematic and efficient tool for the transition from batch to continuous process?
S Lomel, L Falk, J-M Commenge, J-L Houzelot, Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, France; K Ramdani, Rhodia, Centre de Recherches de Lyon, France

Intensified processes for continuous production of fine and specialty chemicals
E Kolehmainen, I Turunen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; P Oinas, KemFineOy, Finland

Green chemicals: conversion of biomass to levulinic acid
B Girisuta, L P B M Janssen, H J Heeres, Stratingh Institute, Rijks Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

Process intensification in a fermentation production process: a new direct fermentation route to an antibiotic intermediate
E J A X van de Sandt, DSM Anti-Infectives B.V., The Netherlands


Photocatalytic mineralization of phenoxyacetic acid using concentrated solar radiation in slurry photoreactor
S P Kamble, NEERI, India; S B Sawant, V G Pangarkar, University of Mumbai, India

In-situ product recovery in bioconversions
J A Vente, J van Erkel, TNO, The Netherlands

Conceptual process design fitting in a sustainable technological world
H H Kleizen, G J Harmsen, Delft University of Technololgy, The Netherlands

Supercritical carbon dioxide for the environmentally benign production of aliphatic polycarbonates
M van Schilt, M Kemmere, J Keurentjes, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

MINLP-optimization in the integration of reaction and separation processes
G Sand, S Barkmann, P Scherpian, M Tylko, S Engell, Universität Dortmund, Germany; G Schembecker, PDC Process Design Center GmbH, Germany

Monitoring dispersed multiphase reactors for optimum process operation
J R van Ommen, J Nijenhuis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Evaluation of a new concept of pulsed column applied to solid-liquid contacting
L Brunet, L Prat, G Casamatta, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, France; P Carvin, Rhodia Recherche, France

Bioprocess intensification: monolithic micro-bioreactors with immobilized bacteria or enzymes using polyhipe polymers as support
G Akay, M A Birch, M A Bokhari, V J Byron, E Erhan, B Keskinler, Newcastle University, UK

Adsorptive separation of light olefin/paraffin mixtures
A van Miltenburg, W Zhu, F Kapteijn, J A Moulijn, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Internal vs external heat integration - operational and economic analysis
J P Schmal, H J van der Kooi, Ž Olujic, P J Jansens, TU Delft, The Netherlands

The quest for intensified steam cracking process
M W M van Goethem, TECHNIP Benelux BV, The Netherlands; P J T Verheijen, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Measurement of turbulent mixing in an axis-symmetric oil-water jet of micro-droplets
R Delfos, R Kaijen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Hydrogen membrane reactor for industrial hydrogen production and power generation
Y C van Delft, L A Correia, J P Overbeek, D F Meyer, P P A C Pex, J W Dijkstra, D Jansen, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN, The Netherlands

Zeolite membranes - separations based on specific molecular interactions
J Kuhn, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; J Gross, P J Jansens, Laboratory for Process Equipment, The Netherlands; J C Jansen, Ceramic Membrane Centre, The Netherlands



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