Preliminary Program

Separation Technology VII
"Separations for Clean Production"

Davos, Switzerland
October 26-31, 1997

Conference Chair:
Dr. David W. Savage
Exxon Research and Engineering
(USA)

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Gino V. Baron
Vrije Universiteit
Belgium

Dr. Christopher J.D. Fell
University of New South Wales
Australia

Engineering Foundation
345 East 47th Street Suite #303
New York, NY 10017
T: 1-212-705-7836 - F: 1-212-705-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com
http://www.engfnd.org

Sunday, October 26,1997

4:00 p.m. Registration and check in (Cresta Sun Hotel)

5:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
David Savage, Conference Chair
Herman Bieber, EF Conferences Committee
Barbara Hickernell, EF Conferences Director

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Better Membrane Modules"
Prof. E.L. Cussler, University of Minnesota

6:30 p.m. Reception (Cresta Sun Hotel)

7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. Reception

Monday, October 27, 1997

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SESSION I: COUPLING SEPARATIONS WITH REACTIONS AND CATALYSIS
Chair: Dr. Raul Gonzalez; Co-Chair: Prof. M. Morbidelli

RWT Technology for High-Conversion Ether Production
Dr. Steven L. Krupa
UOP

Recovery of Chlorine from Waste Anhydrous Hydrogen Chloride by Means of an Electrochemical Membrane Reactor
Professors John Newman and Robert Villwock
University of California at Berkeley

Coffee Break

The Periodic Operation of Adsorptive Catalytic Reactors to Improve Yield and Selectivity
Dr. E. Alpay and Prof. Lester Kershenbaum
Imperial College, UK

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions

3:45 p.m. Coffee Service Outside Session Room

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SESSION II: ADSORPTIVE SEPARATIONS
Chair: Prof. Gino V. Baron; Co-Chair: Dr. J. Sherman
UOP

Parallel Passage Contactors
Prof. Douglas Ruthven
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Environmental Applications of Adsorption
Dr. Steve Dunne
UOP

Molecular Modeling of Adsorption
Prof. Alan Myers
University of Pennsylvania

7:00 p.m. Social Time

7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. Social Time

Tuesday, October 28, 1997

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SESSION III USING GENETIC ENGINEERING FOR BIOSEPARATIONS
Chair: Prof. Georges Belfort; Co-Chair: Prof. Todd M.
Przybycien

Ligand Engineering for Downstream Processing/ Combinatorial Approaches
Mattias Uhlen
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Host Modifications for Improving rDNA Product Quality and Recovery
James Swartz
Genentech, Inc.

Coffee Break

Purification Fusions for Protein Recovery
Charles Glatz
Iowa State University

Genetic Engineering of a Self-Cleavable Affinity Tag for Protein Purification
M. Xu
New England Biolabs

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions

3:45 p.m. Coffee Service Outside Session Room

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SESSION IV SUPERCRITICAL FLUID SEPARATIONS
Chair: Prof. Charles A. Eckert; Co-Chair: Prof. Esin Gulari
Wayne State University

Materials Processing with Supercritical Fluids
Prof. Pablo Debenedetti
Princeton University

Fractionation of Liquid Mixtures with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Dr. Michael Perrut
Separex, France

Polymer Processing and Separations in Supercritical Fluids
Prof. Esin Gulari
Wayne State University

7:00 p.m. Social Time

7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:30 p.m. Social Time

Wednesday, October 29, 1997

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SESSION V COLLOID-BASED SEPARATIONS
Chair: Prof. Alan Hatton; Co-Chair: Prof. Christian Tondre

Tailored Solvents for Minimizing Pollution in Reaction and Separation Processes
Prof. Alan Hatton
MIT, USA

Phase Separated Micellar Systems for Recovery of Proteins and Viral Clearance
D. Kameii
MIT, USA

Coffee Break

Resolution of Racemic Mixtures By Micellar-Enhanced Ultrafiltration
Albert Van der Padt
Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands

Magnetic Fluids for Separations
Prof. A. Bose
University of Rhode Island, USA

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions

3:45 p.m. Coffee Service Outside Session Room

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SESSION VI SURFACTANTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION
Chair: Prof. Jeffrey Harwell; Co-Chair: C. Trenier

Biodegradable Microemulsions for Ex-Situ Soil Remediation
Milan J. Schwager
Forschuugszeutium Juelich

Surfactant-Enhanced In-Situ Groundwater Remediation
David Sabatini
Oklahoma University

Surfactant Modified Zeolites for In-Situ Adsorbing Barriers
Robert Bowman
New Mexico Institute of Mining

7:00 p.m. Social Time

7:30 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Social Time

Thursday, October 30, 1997

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SESSION VII NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MEMBRANE MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
Chair: Dr. W.S. Winston Ho; Co-Chair: Prof. William Koros

Membrane Separation Technologies: Recent Progress and Potential Developments
Prof. Kamalesh K. Sirkar
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Membranes for Gas Separation: Decade 2
Dr. Ian C. Roman & Dr. Richard W. Ubersax
MEDAL LP/DuPont

Coffee Break

Synthesis and Applications of Inorganic and Zeolite Membranes with Controlled Microstructure
Prof. John D. F. Ramsay
Université Montpellier II

How Fundamental Science and Engineering is Advancing Membrane Technology: Examples from Fluid Mechanics and Surface Science
Prof. Georges Belfort
Rensselaer

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions

3:45 p.m. Coffee Service Outside Session Room

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SESSION VIII SEPARATION/MASS TRANSFER IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRIES
Chair: Dr. Simon Davies; Co-Chair: Knut Norstad

Novel Hydrocyclone and Gravity Settlers/Computational
Fluid Dynamics
Bjorn Christiansen
Kvaerner Systems

Compact Electrostatic Coalescent Technology
Olav Urdahl
Statoil

BiPhase Turbine- A Compact Separator Device Which Recovers Energy
Lance Hays
BiPhase Energy

7:00 p.m. Social Time

7:30 p.m. Banquet

9:30 p.m. Social Time

Friday, October 31, 1997

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SESSION IX MEMBRANE-CONTAINED HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS
Chair: Dr. Jay Miller

Overview of Recent Developments in Membrane Encapsulation
Dr. Jay Miller
Union Carbide

Membraine-Contained Oxo Catalysts
Dr. Guido Sartori
Exxon Research and Engineering

Coffee Break

Electrodialysis with Bi-Polar Membranes
Hans J. Rapp
Pulp and Paper Institute

SESSION X SCALE UP OF SEPARATION PROCESSES
Chair: Prof. Neil Foster

Scale-Up- Trials and Tribulations
P. Bryan, G.E. Keller and Jay Miller
Union Carbide

12:30 p.m. Lunch

Adjournment

POSTER SESSIONS (Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons)

Separations Research Advances
Chair: Prof. Gino. V. Baron

Return to top