Biosystems Control

Groepsfoto 2019

Prof. dr. ir. Eveline Volcke

 

 

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Research mission

Ongoing research projects

Completed research projects

 

 

Research mission

Biosystems control ... towards a sustainable future

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.

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:

  • physical-based models (based on conservation of mass, energy, ...)
  • monitoring campaigns and full-scale experiments
  • theoretical systems analysis and numerical simulation
  • lab-scale experiments

 

Ongoing research projects

Wastewater treatment

Waste gas treatment

Completed research projects

Wastewater treatment

Waste gas treatment

Fermentation processes

Optimization of a two-phase fermentation process for the production of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from organic and inorganic (industrial waste) substrate (Salatul Mozumder - PhD 2015)