Chemical Technology

The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) integrates chemical science and engineering in its research on catalysis, polymerization, kinetics, reactor design and process design. LCT is part of the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in Belgium and member of the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) of Ghent University. LCT aims at research excellence and bottom-up innovation in the framework of technological, industrial, and societal challenges.



Cover article on polymer die swell design in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering

Recent progress on experimental and multi-dimensional modeling work for polymer die swell is highlighted in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (SCI-IF 2019: 3.853) as cover article. Involved authors are Dahang Tang, Flavio H. Marchesini, Ludwig Cardon, and Dagmar R. D’hooge.

More information can be found at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14392054/2020/305/11


Chem. Eng. J. contribution on wavelength dependent kinetics for reversible material design

Together with Queensland University of Technology a generic photokinetic framework has been developed to predict concentration variations for anthracene dimerization and cleavage at any wavelength. Such chemistry is relevant for photoresponsive dynamic materials. The results have been published in Chemical Engineering Journal (SCI-IF 2019: 10.652).

The involved LCT coauthors are Anastasia Kislyak, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge and Dagmar R. D’hooge

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Cover article for Kyann De Smit in React. Chem. Eng. regarding chemical recycling kinetics of poly(acrylics)

Chemical recycling of thermoplastic polymers is a crucial societal challenge. Here we connect synthesis and subsequent chemical recycling on chain by chain basis to enable for advanced long-term process design.

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09-09-2020 Kevin Van Geem has received an “Excellence in Review” award from I&EC Research.
04-09-2020 IP2E course
13-07-2020 Energy & Environmental Science publication on minimization of CO2 emissions from the steel industry with electricity: a quantitative assessment
30-06-2020 Yi Ouyang is awarded FWO postdoc fellowship
24-05-2020 Carbon resistant B-doped Pt catalyst for propane dehydrogenation
22-04-2020 Sulfur poisoning: Rh facilitates Ni site regeneration
11-03-2020 Progress in Materials Science contribution on polymer design
29-11-2019 Cover article on Reaction Chemistry and Engineering regarding derived catalysts for the aldol reaction in water
12-11-2019 Cover article in Macromolecules on the potential of dispersed-phased polymerization
28-10-2019 Cover article in Reaction Chemistry and Engineering on interplay of chain length and particle size distribution in miniemulsion copolymerization