Wenqi Li
PhD student
Ir. at KUL in 2014

Main project: Enhancing transesterification reactions by pervaporation
Funding: FEDER
Supervisor(s): Patricia Luis Alconero

completed his master studies in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven holding a degree in Materials Engineering and in Chemical Engineering. He developed his research and engineering skills through internships and academic studies. During his master studies, he gained knowledge on membrane processes and wrote a research paper based on the work of his master thesis, with the cooperation of his supervisor (prof. Patricia Luis) and promoter (prof. Bart Van der Bruggen). He was also involved as co-author in a second paper on the development of environmental friendly ink for spray coating of organic photovoltaics, which has been published in the Journal of Advanced Functional Materials. Mr. Li strongly feels that membrane processes and membrane technology are very useful in industrial processes in the present and the future. Thus, after completing his master studies, he started his PhD within the research group led by prof. Patricia Luis at the Université catholique de Louvain. The main objective of the research work is the separation of organic-organic mixtures by using pervaporation in order to achieve a high purity product and a low energy consumption process.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials
Chemical engineering

membrane technology

Research group(s): IMAP
Collaborations: Prof. Damien Debecker


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Li, Wenqi; Van der Bruggen, B.; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Recovery of Na2CO3 and Na2SO4 from mixed solutions by membrane crystallization. In: Chemical Engineering Research & Design, Vol. 106, p. 315-326 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2015.12.022.

2. Li, Wenqi; Van der Bruggen, Bart; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Integration of reverse osmosis and membrane crystallization for sodium sulphate recovery. In: Chemical engineering and processing - Génie des procédés = Verfahrenstechnik, Vol. 85, p. 57-68 (2014). doi:10.1016/j.cep.2014.08.003.

Conference Papers

1. Luis Alconero, Patricia; Li, Wenqi; Van der Bruggen, Bart. Integration of reverse osmosis and membrane crystallization for sodium sulphate recovery.