Member introduction

Antti, heads the solid-liquid separation and he is also part of the Labratory of Separation and Purification.

About Solid-liquid Separation:

Solid-liquid separation is one of the most common chemical and mining unit operations. Owing to rising energy prices and increasingly scarce water supplies it is essential to strive for stronger energy and water saving solutions in separation processes. In addition, the quality requirements set for the final product of the separation processes are getting tougher, at the same time that new innovations (e.g. in bio-processes and nanotechnology) raise new performance challenges for separation technologies. Solid-liquid separations plays a key role in solving cost efficiently some of these challenges.

For the scientific study of liquid-solid separation phenomena the research group has access to numerous types of laboratory and pilot scale equipment, which together with reliable analytical methods form the basis for modelling the phenomena.

Modelling and interpretation of the basic phenomena play a vital role in the research work. Although the basic phenomena of liquid-solid separation have been extensively studied, much remains undefined regarding the characterization of the interaction between filtration materials and slurries, bio-materials in filtrations, and mathematical modelling

For the scientific study of liquid-solid separation phenomena the research group has access to numerous types of laboratory and pilot scale equipment, which together with reliable analytical methods form the basis for modelling the different phenomena.

About Antti:

Brief Biography:

  • 2006-2007 Project Manager, LUT, Department of Chemical Technology
  • 2001-2005 Post –graduate student, LUT, Department of Chemical Technology
  • 2001-2005 Part-time teacher, LUT, Department of Chemical Technology
  • 2009 Doctor of Science (Technology), LUT,The influence of crystallization conditions on the filtration characteristics
  • 2013-2016 Head of the Doctoral Program of Green Chemical Technology
  • 2008 – Professor, Solid/Liquid Separation Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • 2016- Head of the Doctoral Program of Engineering Science, LUT School of Engineering Science

Research interests:

  • Mining & metallurgy
    • Dewatering of metal concentrates
    • Tailings treatment processes
    • Deliquoring and washing of Red Mud and other leaching suspensions
  • Biorefining:
    • Processing of residues generated by the pulp industry
    • Solid/liquid separation processes in production of biofuels
    • Separation of biochemicals from wood and waste
  • Water:
    • Polishing of process waters
    • Treatment of mining waters by electrocoagulation & filtration
    • Pretreatment for membrane separation processes
  • Materials:
    • Development, characterization and testing of new filter materials
  • Regeneration of filter media

Statistics:

  • 58 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals
  • 82 non-refereed scientific articles and conference presentations
  • 2 monographs
  • 16 publications intended for professional communities
  • 5 patents and invention disclosures
  • Number of citations: 404 in Google Scholar, 286 in Scopus
  • h-index: 10 in Google Scholar, 9 in Scopus
  • i10index: 11 in Google Scholar (number of papers with ≥ 10 citations)

Direct contacts

For further information or R&D enquiries contact

Professor Antti Häkkinen, D.Sc. (Tech)

Antti.Hakkinen@lut.fi
Tel. 040 354 3218

Address:

  • Lappeenranta University
  • Skinnarilankatu 34,
  • 53850 Lappeenranta,
  • Finland

 

This member is

  • Expert

Member's key competencies

Industry served

  • Biomaterials/biorefinery
  • Pulp & paper
  • Sidestreams / recycling
  • Water and wastewater

Expertise

  • R&D
  • Solutions
  • Technology

Products and services

  • Piloting services
  • Research services
  • Teaching & training

Technologies and solutions

Separation technologies

  • Slurry handeling
  • Solid-liquid

Separation solutions

  • Metal/REE recovery and recycling
  • Nutrient recovery and recycle
  • Process optimization and efficiency solutions
  • Recycling (residues/sidestreams/waste)

Supporting technologies and services

  • Modelling

Member's place in the value chain

  • Components
  • Technology development
  • OEM
  • Technology provider
  • System integrator
  • Full plant delivery
  • EPC
  • Consumables
  • Service provider
  • Enduser/producer

Consortium partners

  • Build consortium
  • Co-ordinate the Writing process
  • Coordinator
  • Partner
  • Provide piloting site
  • Steering team participant
  • Writer

Member's projects


Member's resources and equipments

Equipment services

Classification and sample preparation equipment

Different equipment’s include:
1. Hydrocyclone
2. Vibrating sieves
3. Sample divider

Ask about availability
Equipment services

Grinding equipment

Different types of grinding research equipment includes:

  • Tumbling ball mill
  • Planetary ball mill
  • Stirred media mill
  • Hammer mill

Ask about availability
Equipment services

Solid-liquid separation equipment

The following equipments are available for use in projects and in some cases can be rented
-Filtration press
-Vacuum belt filter
-Decanter centrifuge
-Bucket centrifuge
-Vacuum Filter (Buchner)
-Filter press
-Press filter

Ask about availability

Member documents

CV, Antii Häkkinen