March 5-10, 2017 - Grand Real Santa Eulalia Hotel, Albufeira, Portugal

Editors:   Kamalesh K. Sirkar, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  Steven M. Crame, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  João G. Crespo, LAQV-Requimte, FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
  Marco Mazzotti, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The articles for these proceedings are not peer-reviewed.



Conference Program, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, Steven M. Cramer, João G. Crespo, and Marco Mazzotti (Article)

Modelling of metal-organic frameworks as tunable adsorbents for separations, Randall Q. Snurr (Abstract)

On the use of structured adsorbents in cyclic adsorption processes, James A. Ritter, Armin D. Ebner, and Nima Mohammadi (Abstract)

Redox-based electrochemical adsorption technologies for energy-efficient water purification and wastewater treatment, T. Alan Hatton, Xiao Su, Demetra S. Achilleos, and Timothy F. Jamison (Abstract)

CO2 interactions with porous carbons: Is the surface stable at ambient conditions?, Teresa J. Bandosz, Mykola Seredych, and Enrique Rodriguez-Castellon (Abstract)

Impact of metal substitution on stability and adsorption properties of MOF- 74, Krista S. Walton and Yang Jiao (Abstract)

3D-printed structured adsorbents for molecular separation, Sarah Couck, Jasper Lefevere, Steven Mullens, and Joeri F.M. Denayer (Abstract)

Electrochemically-mediated adsorptive processes for CO2 capture, T. Alan Hatton and Sahag Voskian (Abstract)

Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of high molecular weight n-paraffins mixtures and kerosene on 5A zeolite, Daniel Aranda, Vicente Ismael Águeda, José Antonio Delgado, María de los Ángeles Uguina, Marcin Tomasz Holik, Javier Peláez, Jesús Javier Lázaro, and Ignacio David López (Abstract)

Polymer-grade olefin production by gas-phase SMB, Vanessa Martins, Ana Ribeiro Ana Ribeiro, José Loureiro, Alexandre Ferreira, and Alírio Rodrigues (Abstract)

H2 pressure swing adsorption for IGCC power plant and techno-economic analysis of integrating PSA to IGCC with carbon capture, Chang-Ha Lee, Dong-Kyu Moon, Woo-Sung Lee, and Hyun-Taek Oh (Abstract)

Cryogenic pressure temperature swing adsorption process for natural gas upgrade, Mariana A. Moreira, Ana M. Ribeiro, Alexandre F.P. Ferreira, and Alírio E. Rodrigues (Abstract)

Two-column relay simulated moving-bed for gas-phase separations, Rui P. P. L. Ribeiro, Isabel A. A. C. Esteves, and José P. B. Mota (Abstract)

Analytical affinity chromatography-on-a-chip for selective capture and sensitive detection of protein and polynucleotide biomarkers, Ruben R.G. Soares, Catarina R.F. Caneira, Narayanan Madaboosi, Virginia Chu, Inês F. Pinto, Ana M. Azevedo, M. Raquel Aires-Barros, and João P. Conde (Abstract)

Surface engineering for developing new membrane adsorbers, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Anh Vu, and Xianghong Qian (Abstract)


New adsorbers for the removal of genotoxic impurities from active pharmaceutical ingredients, Teresa Esteves, Frederico C. Ferreira, Ana I. Vicente, and Carlos A. M. Afonso (Abstract and Presentation)

Core-shell versus inert polymer grafted adsorbents for the negative chromatography of virus-like particle, Beng Ti Tey, Micky Fu Xiang Lee, and Eng Seng Chan (Abstract)

Why nanofibers are a good adsorptive surface – fundamental understanding and industrial applications for mAb bioprocessing, Karol Lacki, Ian Scanlon, Oliver Hardick, Will Lewis, and Daniel G. Bracewell (Abstract)

Purification of minicircles by combined enzymatic modification of miniplasmid topology and multimodal chromatography, Duarte Miguel Prazeres, Ana Rita Silva-Santos, Cláudia Alves, Michaela Šimčiková, Gabriel Monteiro, and Ana Margarida Azevedo (Abstract)

Bienzymatic production and reaction-integrated separation of laminaribiose by ad- and desorption on zeolite BEA, Dave Hartig, Karl Vorländer, and Stephan Scholl (Abstract)

Understanding and enhancing selective Fab separations using multimodal chromatography, Steven Cramer (Abstract)

Rapid optimization of chromatography operating conditions using a nano- liter scale column on a microfluidic chip with integrated pneumatic valves and optical sensors, Inês F. Pinto, Denis R. Santos, Ruben R.G. Soares, Virginia Chu, M. Raquel Aires-Barros, Ana M. Azevedo, and João P. Conde (Abstract)

Integration of continuous precipitation, crystallization and flocculation of recombinant proteins, Alois Jungbauer (Abstract)

Use of expanded bed chromatography in industrial scale enzymes production, Guilherme N.M. Ferreira and Esteban Freydell (Abstract)

LYTAG-driven purification strategies as a key to integrate and intensify the downstream processing of monoclonal antibodies, Ana M. Azevedo, Isabel Campos-Pinto, Sara A.S.L. Rosa, Rajesh Gavara, Marcelo Fernández-Lahore, Miguel Arévalo-Rodriguez, and M. Raquel Aires-Barros (Abstract)

Computational bioseparation process development, Marcel Ottens (Abstract)

Synthesis of energy efficient separation processes using distillation and membranes, Rakesh Agrawal (Abstract)

Miniaturization of aqueous two-phase extraction for biological applications, Raquel Aires-Barros, Ruben R.G. Soares, Maria Joao Jacinto, Daniel Silva, Virginia Chu, Ana M. Azevedo, and João P. Conde (Abstract)


Optimizing the regeneration process parameters for forward osmosis to produce clean water at low temperature, Abdukarem Amahmed, Adel Sharif, and Hameed B. Mahood (Abstract and Presentation)


Thin film membranes for molecular separations, Andrew Livingston (Abstract and Presentation)

Organic solvent nanofiltration with novel perfluoropolymer and other polymeric membranes, Kamalesh K. Sirkar, John Chau, and Prithis Basak (Abstract)

Overview of research on graphene-based membranes, Mainak Majumder, Abozar Akbari, and Sally El Mergawi (Abstract)

Monitoring of membrane processes with fluorescence molecular probes, João G. Crespo, Carla Portugal, Isabel Coelhoso, Santoro Santoro, Alberto Figoli, and Reyes Mallada (Abstract)

Membrane distillation for treating hydraulic fracturing produced waters, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe and Kamyar Sardari (Abstract)

Membrane supports designed for Pd membranes, Olivia Barron, Cordelia Sita, Bernard Jan Bladergroen, and Vladimir Linkov (Abstract)

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach for characterizing and improving fluid flow for membrane filtration technologies and successful scale-up, Mohd Shawkat Hussain and Yuhong Zhou (Abstract)

Oxidatively stable membranes for CO2 separation and H2 purification, W.S. Winston Ho, Varun Vakharia, Witopo Salim, and Michael Gasda (Abstract)

Rubbery organic frameworks-tuning the Gaz-diffusion through dynameric membranes, Mihail Barboiu (Abstract)

CO2 capture over H2 by polymeric membranes for carbon-free H2 Production, Ikuo Taniguchi (Abstract)

Synthesis of functionalized membranes for metal capture to tunable separations, D. Bhattacharyya, S. Hernandez S. Hernandez, A. Saad, and A. Colburn (Abstract)

Nanomembranes in biotechnology: Separation of small and large biomolecules, Alois Jungbauer, Christian Schuster, and Agnes Rodler (Abstract)

Advanced RO element obtained by new membrane and channel material, Hiroyuki Yamada, Takafumi Ogawa, and Masahiro Kimura (Abstract)


ElectroOsmoDialysis, Andriy Yaroshchuk, Mykola Bondarenko, Emiliy Zholkovskiy, and Trond Heldal (Abstract and Presentation)

Sequencing synthesis and crystallization to improve product yield, Ronald Rousseau, Andreas Bommarius, Matthew McDonald, and Luis Encarnacion-Gomez (Abstract)

Crystal nucleation from solution: design and modelling of detection time experiments, Giovanni Maria Maggioni, Elena dos Santos, Luca Bosetti, and Marco Mazzotti (Abstract)

Selective manipulation of crystal shape by combined crystallization, milling, and dissolution stages - An approach for robust process design, Fabio Salvatori, Ashwin Kumar Rajagopalan, Stefan Bötschi, Janik Schneeberger, and Marco Mazzotti (Abstract)

Holistic development of a low-energy ammonia-based process for CO2 capture with solid formation, Marco Mazzotti, Daniel Sutter, Federico Milella, José-Francisco Pérez-Calvo, and Matteo Gazzani (Abstract)

On the potential of phase-change adsorbents for CO2 capture by temperature swing adsorption, Marco Mazzotti, Max Hefti, Lisa Joss, and Zoran Bjelobrk (Abstract)

Integrating Nanomembrane Separation with Plasmonic Detection for Real-Time Cell Culture Monitoring, Stephan Hinterberger, Agnes Rodler, Rupert Tscheliessnig, Luke P. Lee, and Alois Jungbauer (Abstract)

Conductive nanothick gold on hydrophilic polymeric nanomembranes, Christian Schuster, Agnes Rodler, Rupert Tscheließnig, and Alois Jungbauer (Abstract)

Hybrid process for genotoxics removal from active pharmaceutical ingredients combining organic solvent nanofiltration with polybenzimidazole adsorbents, Flávio Alves Ferreira, Teresa Esteves, and Frederico Castelo Ferreira (Abstract)

Adsorptive removal of CO2 from CO2-CH4 mixture using cation-exchanged zeolites, Jong-Nam Kim, Hyung Chul Yoon, Joo Hyun Park, Kanghee Cho, Sang Sup Han, Hee Tae Beum, and Dong Woo Cho (Abstract)

Development of carbon-based adsorbent for separation of impurities such as siloxane and ammonia from land-fill gas, Jong-nam Kim, Kanghee Cho, Hyungchul Yoon, Sang-sup Han, and Hee-tae Beum (Abstract)

Mechanism of preferential CO2 permeation of amine-containing polymeric membrane, Mai Yoshizawa (Abstract)

Biorefinery to produce activated carbon from biomass - an approach for a biogas refining process, Isabel Esteves, Nuno Lapa, Elena Surra, Suzanna Lancinha, Maria Bernardo, Isabel Fonseca, Rui Ribeiro, and José Paulo Mota (Abstract)

Design of structured adsorbents for aplications in gas adsorption processes - Conventional shaping vs 3D-Printed formulation, Olga Sulim, Rui Ribeiro, Isabel Esteves, Christine Antunes, Aiala Garate, Paulo Duarte, Isabel Ferreira, José Mota, and Marta Plaza (Abstract)

Mass transfer simulation for concentration of kiwi juice by osmotic distillation using finite volume method, Carlos E. Zambra (Abstract)

Selectvie Modification of Membrane Pore and External Surfaces, S. Ranil Wickramasinghe, Blaine M. Carter, Anh Vu, and Xianghong Qian (Abstract)

Rapid and high-capacity MgO composites by salt-controllable precipitation for pre- combustion CO2 capture, Chang-Ha Lee, Seongmin Jin, Keon Ho, and Liu Lei (Abstract)

Carbon dioxide separation from anaesthetic gases with membrane contactors and biocompatible ionic liquids, Carla Martins, Luísa Neves, Isabel Coelhoso, João Crespo, and Carlos Afonso (Abstract)

Comparison and evaluation of agglomerated MOFs in gaseous biofuels purification by means of pressure swing adsorption (PSA), José Antonio Delgado, Vicente Ismael Águeda, María de los Ángeles Uguina, Carlos A. Grande, and Pablo Brea (Abstract)

Adsorption of representative pharmaceutical compounds from hospital wastewater by carbon materials, S. Álvarez-Torrellas, V.I. Águeda, D. Aranda, G. Ovejero, and J. García (Abstract)

Recovery of butanol from model fermentation broths by adsorption on activated carbon, V. Ismael Águeda, J. Antonio Delgado, M. Ángeles Uguina, and Álvaro García (Abstract)