Principles of Multiple-Liquid Separation Systems

Principles of Multiple-Liquid Separation Systems

Interaction, Application and Advancement

1st Edition - January 12, 2023

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  • Editors: Kit Chew, Shir Chia, Pau Show
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917285
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986465

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Principles of Multiple-Liquid Separation Systems: Interaction, Application and Advancement describes the basic principles and advancements of multiple-liquid separation systems in downstream processing. Several important elements are included, such as the fundamental process and mechanisms of the multiple-liquid separation system, key principles of the interaction between different solvents and phase components, applications, and green solvents for the separation system. Furthermore, the book gives insights in commercializing this separation technique to industrial scale and making the process environmentally and economically sustainable. The book also presents constructive critics of this separation technique for both past and the latest findings.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively reviews several advanced separation methods and their fundamentals in a single source
  • Covers a deep understanding of the interaction between various liquid phase techniques and the latest cases of advanced techniques applied in bioprocesses
  • Provides a critical and constructive judgement of costs and environmental sustainability of multiple-liquid separation systems


(Post)graduate students and researchers in academia in chemical and biochemical engineering working on downstream processing

Table of Contents

  • 1. Polymer-polymer interaction
    1.1. Introduction
    1.2. Principles
    1.3. Type and applications
    1.4. Advancements

    2. Polymer-salt interaction
    2.1. Introduction
    2.2. Principles
    2.3. Type and applications
    2.4. Advancements

    3. Alcohol-salt interaction
    3.1. Introduction
    3.2. Principles
    3.3. Type and applications
    3.4. Advancements

    4. Sugar-solvent interaction
    4.1. Introduction
    4.2. Principles
    4.3. Type and applications
    4.4. Advancements

    5. Ionic liquid-salt interaction
    5.1. Introduction
    5.2. Principles
    5.3. Type and applications
    5.4. Advancements

    6. T-butanol-salt three phase interaction
    6.1. Introduction
    6.2. Principles
    6.3. Type and applications
    6.4. Advancements

    7. Green solvents for multiphase
    7.1. Green solvents and their characteristics
    7.2. Recyclability of solvents
    7.3. Transport phenomena

    8. Economical sustainability
    8.1. Cost reduction in processing
    8.2. Circular bioeconomy

    9. Environmental sustainability
    9.1. Impact to environment
    9.2. Life cycle analysis

    10. Potential upscaling
    10.1. Large scale challenges
    10.2. Developments of large-scale processing
    10.3. Possibility to commercialization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 12, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917285
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323986465

About the Editors

Kit Chew

Dr. Kit Wayne Chew is currently a Lecturer at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia. He is an associate member (AMIChemE) of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Chew’s current field of research involves chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, optimization and bioprocess engineering design. He has conducted various researches in bioseparation processing, waste management, algal cultivation, and biofuel and bioproducts applications. He is the Winner for the Young Researcher of IChemE Global Awards 2020, Young Researcher for IChemE Malaysia Award 2020 and Rising Star Award 2019. Dr Chew has published more than 80 journal papers, book chapters and made several conference presentations. He is working with and has collaborations with international renowned researchers in the field of bioprocessing from Taiwan, India, Japan and China.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

Shir Chia

Dr. Shir Reen Chia is a research associate at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). Her research focuses on downstream processing of biomolecules. She is working on the utilization of liquid bi-and triphasic partitioning of biomolecules from biomass.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM), Malaysia

Pau Show

Dr Pau-Loke Show is an Associate Professor at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). He currently is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM) and Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK. He is also a member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE) UK and currently serves as active member in IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group. Ir Dr Show obtained the Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2014, a professional recognition in higher education and now a fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA). He is a world leading researcher in bio-separation engineering. He establishes international collaboration with researchers from various countries in the Asia, Europe, American and Africa. Since he started his career in UNM, he has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards, including The DaSilva Award 2018, JSPS Fellowship 2018, Top 100 Asian Scientists 2017, Asia’s Rising Scientists Award 2017 and Winner of Young Researcher in IChemE Malaysia Award 2016. He is currently supervising 10 PhD students and has published more than 120 journal papers in less than 6 years of his career. He is now serving as an editorial board member in Biochemical Engineering Journal and BMC Energy, and guest editor for three SCI-indexed journals, which are Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, Frontier in Chemistry and BMC Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia

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