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Separations Division (SEP)

The SEP division provides technical programs for meetings with coverage of a variety of currently used and novel methods of separation. Division members can exchange knowledge of technical publications, computer programs, databases, separation research centers, networks and programs.

Streamlining Crystallization Process Design

January
2004
Fluids and Solids Handling
Christianto  Wibowo, Lionel O'Young, Ka M. Ng
Use phase diagrams to develop reliable crystallization processes quickly and cost effectively.

Developing Crystallization Processes

March
2011
Reactions and Separations
Christianto Wibowo
With solid-liquid equilibrium as its foundation, this systematic approach makes it easy to identify operating regions and theoretical yield to maximize the desired product.

Understanding Crystallization and Crystallizers

October
2006
Fluids and Solids Handling
Lionel O'Young, Ketan D. Samant
Gain qualitative insight into the basic mechanisms of crystallization, the principles of crystallizer operation, and the ways in which these concepts relate to the selection and application of the various crystallizer configurations in industrial...

Evaluating Distillation Column Performance

June
2013
Reactions and Separations
AIChE’s Equipment Testing Procedures Committee, Tray and Packed Columns Procedure Revision Subcommittee
Follow these guidelines to assess the capacity and efficiency of distillation columns containing trays or packing.

Ionic Liquids for Aromatic Extraction: Are They Ready?

December
2006
Reactions and Separations
Sachin T. Anjan
Ionic liquids have already moved into the commercial arena as reaction solvents. This article compares them to conventional solvents and examines their potential for the extraction of benzene, toluene and xylene from reformate.

CO2 Capture Performance of Imidazole-Based Solvents

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 17, 2014
ION Engineering, The University of Alabama and other partners are currently building a slipstream-scale process for post-combustion CO2 capture at an...

Single Use Centrifuge- CHO Clarification

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013
Abstract Text: The large scale economic collection of proteins is an important problem for the Biotechnology industry. Generally , proteins are...

Scaling-Up in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013
Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is already recognized as the method of choice for the preparative separation of chiral molecules in...

Reactivity of Biopolymers in Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 6, 2013
Ionic liquids are gaining increasing acceptance as novel solvents for chemical transformations. This has included a recent focus on the use of ionic...

Phase Behavior of Gases in Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 5, 2013
This presentation will emphasize the importance of characterizing the global phase behavior of gases in ionic liquids and how this can provide...

Chromatographic Scale-Up On a Volume Basis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 5, 2013
The scale-up of a chromatographic separation is in principle a simple procedure since the process parameters are scalable in a linear fashion. The...

The Potential Of Osmotic Membrane Dehumidification

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 4, 2013
THE POTENTIAL OF OSMOTIC MEMBRANE DEHUMIDIFICATION Arthur Kesten, Jeffrey McCutcheon, Ariel Girelli and Jack Blechner An osmotic membrane...

Column Revamps

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 3, 2013
Distillation and absorption columns sometimes need to be revamped to achieve capacity increases, separation improvements or energy consumption...

Scale-up of SAPO-34 Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
SAPO-34 membranes have pores with a diameter of approximately 0.38 nm and have the potential to be used for large scale removal of CO 2 impurities...

The Mixed Matrix Membrane Story

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
The talk will highlight the evolution of Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMM), developed in the mid-1980s. The talk will first provide an introduction into...

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