EAMS – Energy efficient Affinity-driven Molecular Separation

  • Status
  • Start date
    October 21, 2014
  • Runtime
    62 months
  • Contact
    Nathan Bowden
  • Develop a general understanding of affinity scales based on molecular properties  
  • Design affinity separation processes for energy efficient separation of close boiling systems.

– Separations of close boiling mixtures by distillation are energy intensive, and sometimes even impossible or impractical.

– Affinity separation processes typically yield a stream that requires further processing for regeneration. 

– General understanding of affinity scales for optimizing affinity separations is currently la


New or improved affinity separation options for selected cases: extractive distillation and (reactive) liquid-liquid extraction.

Grant provider

This project is co-funded with subsidy from the Topsector Energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Also, this project is co-funded by TKI-E&I with the supplementary grant 'TKI- Toeslag' for Topconsortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI’s) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

Sustainable development goals

This project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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