Gilles Van Eygen
PhD student
Ir. at KUL in 2020

Main project: Efficient Membrane-Based Affinity Separations for Chemical Applications
Funding: KUL
Supervisor(s): Patricia Luis Alconero

In this research project, a variety of hydrophobic ceramic and polymeric membranes will be used for a wide range of membrane extraction applications, never tested before with membrane contactors. This might reveal a substantially enlarged potential of membrane extraction, both in applications and in operating conditions. This will be properly explored in this research project, in benchmark with liquid-liquid-extraction. Moreover, in this project, some comparative testing will be performed in microfluidic membrane extraction devices (using mainly polymeric membranes). Three objectives are defined for this project: comparison of open membrane extraction with polymeric and grafted ceramic membranes, determination of the capabilities of membrane-based ASA processes in different applications and comparison of membrane-based ASA processes, other ASA processes, and ASM processes.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Chemical engineering

membrane technology

Research group(s): IMAP
Collaborations: My second supervisor is Prof. Bart Van der Bruggen from the KU Leuven.

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Van Eygen, Gilles; Van der Bruggen, Bart; Buekenhoudt, Anita; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Efficient membrane-based affinity separations for chemical applications: A review. In: Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Vol. 169, p. 108613 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.cep.2021.108613.