Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
About this community
Includes research areas relevant to food, pharmaceuticals, water, energy and polymers (i.e. most aspects of our everyday life) and is centrally concerned with sustainable development and the related issues of safety, health and the environment
On 1 August 2008, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute of Biotechnology merged to become the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was founded in 1948. With the enormous advances in theory and practice since then, chemical engineering has developed from its initial base around the reaction and processing of liquids and gases to include the processing of biological materials and solid or solid-like materials of all kinds. Chemical engineering is thus relevant to food, pharmaceuticals, water, energy and polymers (i.e. most aspects of our everyday life) and is centrally concerned with sustainable development and the related issues of safety, health and the environment.
Key research areas:
- Processes: gasification and combustion, multi-scale reaction engineering, catalysis, bio-separations, gene therapy, carbon sequestration, adsorption-separations, granular flows, microreactor technology
- Microstructure Engineering: paste processing, rheology of complex fluids, pharmaceutical delivery, adsorbents, food engineering
- Measurement Techniques: sensors, X-ray diffraction, THz imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, laser analytics, reactive flow imaging, light scattering, fluid dynamic gauging
- Modelling: process optimisation: CFD, stochastic modelling, molecular modelling, analytical methods, lattice Boltzmann methods.
Sub-communities within this community
Conducts research on the flow behaviour of materials; collection includes a wide range of scientific images and video sequences
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Presentations and photographs from the the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Departmental Images for the Department of Chemical Engineering
This thesis develops and applies a new detailed population balance model to study the aerosol synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles. It begins by exploring whether the morphological data captured by an existing ...
Far from thermodynamic equilibrium, many precipitation reactions can generate complex membrane structures. Such membranes are of great research interest in fields ranging from chemical engineering to geophysics, and even ...
(2020-10-24)In this work, the role of curved polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (cPAH) on the initial formation mechanism and thermal transformations of soot was explored. Experimental and computational techniques were used to probe the ...
(2020-07-18)Dishwasher detergent formulations contain components which dictate the chemical environment (pH, wettability, solubility) of cleaning solutions. The role of these factors, as well as temperature, in the mechanisms controlling ...