A sustainable world starts with the Separation processes. A world in which we can reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and minimize the impact we are having on our environment. We can prevent further depletion of our scarce natural resources, and create products and processes that can enable new low-carbon and resource-efficient industries to flourish, driving economic growth.
Many important manufacturing processes involve separation. It has been estimated that the costs resulting from separations account for up to 70 per cent of the process industry’s total cost. Laboratory of Separation and purification at Lappeenranta university develops more eco-friendly, energy and cost-efficient solutions producing less waste than ever before for the benefit of industry and society.
Their research includes examination of molecular interaction, unit operations and process concepts. Our researchers study separation materials and their customisation, regeneration and re-use. An integral part of our research is centred on the optimal use of separation methods, synergies between different methods and the development of simulation and modelling tools.
Member's key competencies
- Battery metals
- Food & beverage
- Oil & gas
- Pulp & paper
- Sidestreams / recycling
- Water and wastewater
Products and services
- Piloting services
- Research services
- Solution provider
Technologies and solutions
- Advanced oxidation (AOP)
- Functional materials/composites
- Ion exchange
- Magnetic separation
- Nutrient recovery technologies
- Slurry handeling
- Water treatment technologies
- Biobased separation and valorization
- Biochemicals and bioenergy separation solutions
- Contaminent/pollutant removal
- Metal/REE recovery and recycling
- Nutrient recovery and recycle
- Process optimization and efficiency solutions
- Recovery and recycling of valuable compounds
- Recycling (residues/sidestreams/waste)
- Solvent/ionic liquid/eutectic solvent use/ recovery/reuse
- Water and wastewater treatment and reuse
Supporting technologies and services
- 3D printing
- Realtime monitoring
Member's place in the value chain
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Arctic Oil-Spill Response
Background: The climate change is opening the Arctic region from permanent ice coverage and makes it more attractive for several industrial activities...
The project aims at investigating the nutrients recovery from local wastewaters using the novel technology of Microbial Nutrient Recovery Cell (MNRC),...
Purification methods depend on the pollutants that should be removed and the type of water to be treated. For example, the term “mine water” inc...
The project aims to the development of a membrane, of which catalytic activity decreases lignin originated fouling in biorefinery applications. Today,...
Lung cancer biomarkers in exhaled breath for early stage cancer screening (LC-Prevent). The main objective of this project is to develop, test and val...
Development of novel coagulants
The Development of novel coagulants via reusing of mine tailings and Acid Mine Drainage project goals are to develop novel, cost-effective and univer...
The aim of the project is to develop new solutions for the management of mining waters and increase eco-efficiency in cooperation with Arctic Power an...
Detection of water pollutants with IMS
Application of differential mobility spectrometry for detection of water pollutants...
Recycling opportunties in South Savo
Opportunities for cycling economics in South Savo...
Waste sludge for utilizarion
The goal of the project is to develop new solutions for the treatment of municipal sludge in order to utilize it in fertilizers and water treatment ma...
The aim of the research is to investigate aspects of production and use of new efficient and sustainable chemical oil-spill response techniques in Arc...
From traditional sewage treatment to a resource plant (Resource Factory) The goal of the project is to create a totally new wastewater treatment conce...
Removal of heavy metals from industrial and urban sludge by coupling bioleaching with enhanced electrochemical technologies (Bioliete)...
Removal of micro plastics from WWTP
Background: In recent years, there has been increasing environmental concern about micro plastics (MP). Due to their microscopic size, MPs are conside...
Lignin based filtering materials
Development of Novel Cost efficient lignin based filtering materials...
Catalytic membranes for decreasing of lignin originated fouling (FOULSENS) aims to the development of a membrane, of which catalytic activity decrease...
In this project the aim was to evaluate availability of wood raw material, especially underused wood raw material streams and the quantities of hemice...
Current mine water treatment options are aiming in the purification of a waste product and separating this waste product into two streams: a purified ...
The CEREAL Project The food industry is a major water consuming sector, namely the vegetable processing, dairy, meat and the seafood sectors. About 70...
Capillary action vacuum drum filter
The aim of this project was to test the operation and performance of a new equipment idea; the ceramic capillary action drum filter. The project consi...
The program lays a solid foundation for building competence in bio economy research and business creation. It also significantly increases networking ...
The projects, Improvement of oil spill prevention and response with green chemicals (VIKE), main focus was to produce novel green chemicals based on n...
The aim of this project was the development of ceramic nanofiltration (NF) membranes with strongly enlarged membrane area. Basis for development wer...
The project focused on technically feasible and cost-effective solutions for the management and utilisation of waste generated when processing mineral...
Energy efficient vacuum filtering Modelling and intelligent control of a horizontal vacuum filter to minimize energy consumption. The energy consumpti...
Objective CEESIMP establishes a doctoral course for Circular Economy Entrepreneurship in System Integrated Metals Processing (SIMP). CEE-SIMP, a cour...
The best resources have been mined quite some time ago. More effective recycling would reduce the need for mining and energy consumption and would mak...
New WWT requirements 2050
Smart effluent solutions for new waste water treatment requirements 2050...
Photo catalytic water decontamination
Synthesis and visible light photocatalytic activity of perovskite materials bound to a magnetic core for efficient water decontamination...
Drugs end up in the environment eg. through purified sewage and sewage sludge. This makes slurry more challenging, despite the nutrients it contains...
Member's resources and equipments
The Laboratory of Green Chemistry has many characterization equipment including the following:
-Transmission Electron microscope (TEM)
-High resolution X-ray diffractometer
-Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, (FTIR)
-Atomic force microscope (AFM)
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
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.Ask about availability
AOP Pilot plant
AOP pilot plant is used for the degradation of organic pollutants from water or wastewater.Ask about availability
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.Ask about availability
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.Ask about availability