Biosystems Control

Prof. dr. ir. Eveline Volcke

 

Research mission

Ongoing research projects

Completed research projects

 

Research mission

Biosystems control ... towards a sustainable futureEveline Volcke korte versie nieuw logo 2

Research focus = efficient and sustainable process design and process control.

Sustainability = meeting the required product or effluent quality with reduced use of energy, resources or added chemicals, aiming for reuse, reduced greenhouse gas emission, more compact installations, ... in a reliable, safe, economically beneficial and socially acceptable way.

Numerical simulations based on physical-based models
Numerical simulations based on physical-based models

Application domain

  • a priori not limited / applied methodologies are generally applicable
  • environmental technology
  • bioconversion processes

 

 

Methodology

Process engineering aspects, in particular the actual design and control of processes and reactors, are studied by means of:

On-line gas phase analyzer for monitoring N2O, CH4, O2, CO2
On-line gas phase analyzer for monitoring N2O, CH4, O2, CO2
  • physical-based models (based on conservation of mass, energy, ...)
  • monitoring campaigns and full-scale experiments
  • theoretical systems analysis and numerical simulation
  • lab-scale experiments

 

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Ongoing research projects

Wastewater treatment

Waste gas treatment

Completed research projects

Wastewater treatment

Fermentation processes