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Separation technology

In almost all industrial processes the separation of different components is needed. A variety of different techniques can be used at all stages; during pre-treatment of the raw material, during the downstream processing of the reaction solution, and lastly when concentrating and purifying the final products. Researchers work with separation technology at Lund University for use within bioprocesses of biobased energy, chemicals and materials.

Researchers in this field at Lund University

Portrait of Charlotta Turner. Photo.

Charlotta Turner

Professor, Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS), Department of Chemistry

Email: charlotta [dot] turner [at] chem [dot] lu [dot] se

Charlotta Turner researches the challenge of how to replace organic solvents with supercritical carbon dioxide and pressurized hot water, in separation processes such as extraction, chromatography, and crystallization. Charlotta’s research team, the Green Technology Group are also involved in research within the field of advanced analytical chemistry.
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Ann-Sofi Jönsson

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Email: ann-sofi [dot] jonsson [at] chemeng [dot] lth [dot] se

Ann-Sofi Jönsson has over thirty years of research experience of membrane processes. Membrane processes are considered to be key components in all bioprocesses, and they can be used for both fractionation and concentration of biomass components.
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Frank Lipnizki

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Email: frank [dot] lipnizki [at] chemeng [dot] lth [dot] se

Frank's research focuses on separation processes, in particular membrane processes in the food, biotech, and pulp industries, plus biorefineries as well as water and wastewater treatment. Within these industries his research is targeting the integration and optimisation of membrane processes as stand-alone units and as part of hybrid processes. He also investigates the fouling and cleaning challenges faced by these industries. Additionally, Frank works with optimisation of membranes and modules required for specific applications in industry.