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Wenqi Li
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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

Keywords:
membrane technology

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

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Li, Wenqi; Molina-Fernández, Cristhian; Estager, Julien; Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe M.; Debecker, Damien P.; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Supported ionic liquid membranes for the separation of methanol/dimethyl carbonate mixtures by pervaporation. In: Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 598, p. 117790 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117790. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/224970

2. Li, Wenqi; Sreerangappa, Ramesh; Estager, Julien; Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe M.; Debecker, Damien P.; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Application of pervaporation in the bio-production of glycerol carbonate. In: Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Vol. 132, p. 127-136 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.cep.2018.08.014. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/203249

3. Li, Wenqi; Francesco Galiano; Julien Estager; Jean-Christophe Monbaliu; Debecker, Damien P.; Alberto Figoli; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Sorption and pervaporation study of methanol/dimethyl carbonate mixture with poly(etheretherketone) (PEEK-WC) membrane. In: Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 567, p. 303-310 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2018.09.040. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/203575

4. Li, Wenqi; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Understanding coupling effects in pervaporation of multi-component mixtures. In: Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 197, no. 1, p. 95-106 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2017.12.041. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/217561

5. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/175447

6. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/150299


Conference Papers


1. Luis Alconero, Patricia; Li, Wenqi; Van der Bruggen, Bart. Integration of reverse osmosis and membrane crystallization for sodium sulphate recovery. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/182896


Dissertations


1. Li, Wenqi. Pervaporation for the separation of transesterification reaction mixtures, prom. : Luis, Patricia ; Debecker, Damien, 29/01/2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/214125