Green separations

Green separation science & technology for separation processes are very energy intensive and in most cases, have not approached the thermodynamic limits of minimum work of separation. Historically, for liquid and condensable gas separation, multistage distillation has been the workhorse process, based on boiling point differences between the components to be separated. The energy consumption of oil refineries involved distilling crude oil into its various fractions, replacement of volatile organic compounds in industrial scale liquid/liquid or chromatographic separations and subsequent separation of thermally or catalytically cracked components in these various fractions. Moreover, many bulk organic chemicals involve distillation in their production, which adds significantly to their production CO2 footprints. Thus, avoiding distillation, making distillation more efficient, and searching for alternatives to distillation are very important aspects of implementing the third principle of green engineering. Waste management strategies for the resource smart like waste education and Regional Strategies are being developed.

  • Green separation science & technology
  • Waste management strategies
  • Regional Strategies
  • Waste water treatment
  • waste education
  • Resource smart

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