Member introduction

The Laboratory of green chemistry aims to decrease amount of produced waste when manufacturing new products. It also aims to minimize use of energy and materials in different chemical and industrial processes.

In the Laboratory of Green Chemistry the focus is on minimizing the hazard and maximizing the efficiency of any chemical choice. One approach is also to find new solutions to prevent and decrease environmental pollution.

Laboratory is located to Mikkeli and Head of the Laboratory is Professor Mika Sillanpää. Laboratory´s main function is conduct research and development activities and provide teaching and supervision for graduate and postgraduate students. There are approximately 35 researchers, M.Sc and PhD students, postdoctoral and visiting researchers. Three key Post doctoral researchers assist Mika in leading the research and teaching at the laboratory.

Mika

Silanpää

Professor/Head

Varsha

Post Doctoral Reseacher

Chaker

Post Doctoral Researcher

Feiping

Post Doctoral Reesearcher

Direct contacts

Mika Sillanpää (Head of the Laboratory)

mika.sillanpaa@lut.fi

Tel: +358 400 205 215

Address: Sammonkatu 12, 50130 Mikkeli, Finland

Directions

 

More about the teams individual capabilities and research interests:

Feiping Zhao

Chaker Necibi

Varsha Srivastava

Mika Sillanpää

This member is

  • University

Member's key competencies

Industry served

  • Biomaterials/biorefinery
  • Energy
  • Fertilizer/nutrients
  • Food & beverage
  • Oil & gas
  • Pharmaceutical / health
  • Pulp & paper
  • Sidestreams / recycling
  • Water and wastewater

Expertise

  • Application
  • Industry
  • R&D
  • Solutions
  • Technology

Products and services

  • Expertise
  • Research services

Technologies and solutions

Separation technologies

  • Advanced oxidation (AOP)
  • Algae/MFC/Anerobic digestion
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Catalysts
  • Chromatograhy/adsorption
  • Electrochemical
  • Functional materials/composites
  • Nutrient recovery technologies
  • Water treatment technologies

Separation solutions

  • Biobased separation and valorization
  • Biochemicals and bioenergy separation solutions
  • Contaminent/pollutant removal
  • Energy/green/sustainable
  • Metal/REE recovery and recycling
  • Nutrient recovery and recycle
  • Recovery and recycling of valuable compounds
  • Recycling (residues/sidestreams/waste)
  • Water and wastewater treatment and reuse

Member's place in the value chain

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

Member's resources and equipments

Equipment services

Characterization equipment

The Laboratory of Green Chemistry has many characterization equipment including the following:
-Transmission Electron microscope (TEM)
-High resolution X-ray diffractometer
-Micro Raman
-Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, (FTIR)
-Atomic force microscope (AFM)

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Equipment services

Adsorption columns pilot

Two adsorption columns : Diameter: 2.1 cm ,Height: 35 cm
Two flow meters (CD-14, ABB) for adsorption 0.8-12 L/h
Flow meter (CA-14, ABB) for backwashing 3-49 L/h
Two pressure sensors (MHDS, Müller) 0-7 bar
Watson Marlow Model 323 Peristaltic Pump

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Equipment services

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) Pilot Plant

Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been considered as one of the most promising alternative to the conventional activated sludge processes (CASP) for wastewater treatment and water reclamation.

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Equipment services

AOP Pilot plant

AOP pilot plant is used for the degradation of organic pollutants from water or wastewater.

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Equipment services

Thin film coating (Dip)

Dip coating process is used for deposition of thin films on the surface of different substrates glass slides, titanium plates, etc.) from inorganic precursors. Thin films obtained using this method are widely used for water treatment by AOPs.

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Equipment services

Thin film coating equipment (ALD)

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a self-limiting, sequential surface chemistry that deposits conformal thin-films of materials onto substrates of varying compositions.

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