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Environmental chemical engineering

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    Environmental chemical engineering

    Society is facing major challenges within pollution control and remediation, sustainable energy production/storage, and recycling of waste materials. Generating new knowledge and technological developments are of paramount importance to overcome these challenges. The group of Environmental Chemical Engineering address different aspects of these challenges under the research actions; Advanced Redox and Separation Processes, Active Materials and Green Chemistry.

    Vision

    • Develop novel cost-effective technologies for water purification
    • Enhance recycling of polymeric and composite materials
    • Develop new building materials with reduced CO2 footprint
    • Extraction and conversion of plant materials to create or destruct specific compounds
    • New Systems and methods for sustainable energy production and storage

Active materials

Active materials

Self-cleaning membrane, photocatalysis, nanoparticles, recycling of polymeric and composite materials, inorganic polymers.

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Advanced Redox and Separation Processes

Advanced Redox and Separation Processes

Electrochemical oxidation, photo- and photocatalytic chemistry, membrane filtration, redox flow batteries.

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    Facilities

    The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience has world class laboratory facilities which is a key element in the research in Environmental Chemical Engineering. This includes excellent research infrastructures in the area of chemical analysis, material synthesis, characterization and testing and reactor facilities for water purification, degradation of polymeric and composite materials, biomass conversion, and super critical CO2 extraction.

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    Business partnerships

    The group of Environmental Chemical Engineering has many both Danish and international collaborations partners from industry, the public sector, research institutions and universities. The collaboration ranges from direct research collaboration with single companies to large national and international research project consortiums consisting of numerous partners. Currently, funding of research actions is supplied by: 

    • Innovation Fund Denmark
    • Danish Research Council (DFF-FTP)
    •  The Danish Energy Agency (EUDP), Novo Nordisk Foundation
    • Dansk Materiale Netværk
    • Region Southern Denmark
    • Capital Region of Denmark
    • Region of Zealand
    • and others

Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

Smart water flooding, Geothermal energy, Biomass conversion, Super critical CO2 technology.

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We are aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.