2nd International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology

ILSEPT - 2nd International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology

June 29 – July 2, 2014
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada

Mark B. Shiflett
Edward J. Maginn
The Executive Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology (ILSEPT-2) welcomes you to Toronto, Canada (June 29 – July 2, 2014) to share and discuss... View full invitation here

Plenary Speakers
Prof. Wolfgang Arlt, Der Universitat Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
Prof. Daniel Armstrong, University of Texas, USA
Prof. Martin Atkins, Petronas, Malaysia
Prof. Joao Coutinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Prof. Robin Rogers, University of Alabama, USA

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame, USA
Prof. Margarida Costa Gomes, Université Blaise Pascal, France
Dr. John Holbrey, Queen’s University, United Kingdom
Prof. Philip Jessop, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Prof. Udo Kragl, Universität Rostock, Germany
Prof. Agilio Padua, Université Blaise Pascal, France
Dr. Paul Painter, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dr. Thomas Schubert, Iolitec, Germany
Prof. Suojiang Zhang, CAS Institute of Process Engineering, China

View the complete list of topics here

The aim of the Second International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology is to provide a forum for researchers in academia and industry to share and discuss their cutting edge results on the use of ionic liquids in separation applications. This meeting will build on the momentum from the first ILSEPT meeting held in 2011.

Ionic liquids are an exciting class of solvents that possess unique properties such as negligible vapor pressure, wide liquidus range, tunable solvating power, and high thermal stability. Due to these special properties, they have found a wide range of applications in fields as diverse as petrochemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, hydrometallurgy, environmental remediation and nuclear sciences. In all these fields ionic liquids can provide novel intensified separation and purification technologies that enable major contributions towards establishing the sustainable processes required for the future process industry. Clear examples are their increased solvating power for extractive separations, ability to separate azeotropic mixtures and their ability to dissolve a wide range of natural materials such as cellulose, carbohydrates and lignin.

The scientific program will offer plenary lectures, submitted oral presentations and poster sessions. Outside the session lecture theatres, you will also find numerous exhibitors presenting their contributions.

Topics List

  • Ionic Liquids as advanced materials in
    a. Analytical separations
    b. Absorption/Adsorption
    c. Crystallization
    d. Distillation
    e. Extraction/Leaching
    f. Membrane separations
    g. Purification
  • Applications of Ionic Liquids in
    a. Biotechnology and biorefining
    b. Chemicals and petrochemicals
    c. CO2- capture
    d. Environmental remediation
    e. Polymerization
    f. Surface cleaning
    g. Waste treatment
  • Process Modeling and Fundamental Studies
    a. Equations of state
    b. Molecular modeling and simulation
    c. Electronic structure calculations
    d. Process simulation
    e. Group contribution modeling
    f. QSPR/QSAR modeling
  • Laboratory to Commercialization, “What is needed to drive the use of ionic liquids for separation and purification”
    a. Purity and cost
    b. Thermal and chemical stability
    c. Toxicity and safety
    d. Membrane separations
    e. Pilot plant applications
    f. “Lessons learned” from industry

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Supporting Journal - Global Food Security Journal