Project leader: Tuve Mattson

Development of advanced methods for investigation and counteracting of membrane fouling during recovery of extracted wood components in biorefinery applications

This project aims to develop and use advanced characterisation methods to investigate how process parameters can be utilised to decrease the effect of surface fouling during separation for recovery of high molecule weight hemicelluloses in biorefinery applications. Characteristics of formed fouling layers that are difficult to measure: thickness as well as cohesive and adhesive strength, …

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Fractionation of wood components using membrane filtration

Development of efficient separation processes are vital for the realisation of the biorefinery concept. Membrane filtration as a pressure driven operation has the potential of being a very energy efficient separation and fractionation method in this application. However one of the largest challenge when using membranes is fouling and these fouling problems can be expected …

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Investigation of membrane fouling during microfiltration of wood components

Development of efficient separation processes are crucial for the realisation of the biorefinery concept, which is important to enable the substitution of fossil raw materials for production of materials and chemicals. Membrane filtration as a pressure driven operation has the potential of being a very energy efficient separation method in this application. However one of …

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