International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology

ILSEPT - 4th International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology

8-11 September 2019 | Melia Sitges, Sitges, Spain

This meeting will build on the momentum from the previous ILSEPT meetings held in 2011, 2014 and 2017. As we see there is a growing interest in deep eutectic solvents, that by some people are seen as alternatives for ionic liquids, we decided for this 2019 edition of ILSEPT to include the subject in the scope of the conference.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2019

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The aim of the 4th International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology is to provide a forum for researchers in academia and industry to share and discuss their cutting edge results on the use of ionic liquids in separation applications. This meeting will build on the momentum from the previous ILSEPT meetings held in 2011, 2014 and 2017. As we see there is a growing interest in deep eutectic solvents, that by some people are seen as alternatives for ionic liquids, we decided for this 2019 edition of ILSEPT to include the subject in the scope of the conference.

Ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents are exciting classes of solvents that possess unique properties. Ionic liquids are known for their negligible vapor pressure, wide liquid range, tunable solvating power, and high thermal stability. Due to these special properties, they have found a wide range of applications in fields as diverse as petrochemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, hydrometallurgy, environmental remediation and nuclear sciences. In all these fields ionic liquids can provide novel intensified separation and purification technologies that enable major contributions towards establishing the sustainable processes required for the future process industry. Clear examples are their increased solvating power for extractive separations, ability to separate azeotropic mixtures and their ability to dissolve a wide range of natural materials such as cellulose, carbohydrates and lignin. For many of these applications, now also the use of deep eutectic solvents has been reported, and with their unique properties obtained through hydrogen bonding they open up a new window of opportunities.

The scientific programme will offer plenary lectures, submitted oral presentations and poster sessions. Outside the session lecture theatres, you will also find numerous exhibitors presenting their contributions.

Topics

  • Ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents as advanced materials in
    a. Analytical separations
    b. Absorption/Adsorption
    c. Crystallization
    d. Distillation
    e. Extraction/Leaching
    f. Membrane separations
    g. Purification
    h. Novel separation processes
  • Applications of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents in
    a. Biotechnology and biorefining
    b. Chemicals and petrochemicals
    c. CO2- capture
    d. Environmental remediation
    e. Polymerization
    f. Surface cleaning
    g. Waste treatment
  • Process modeling and fundamental studies 
    a. Equations of state
    b. Molecular modeling and simulation
    c. Electronic structure calculations
    d. Process simulation
    e. Group contribution modeling
    f. QSPR/QSAR modeling
  • Laboratory to commercialization, "What is needed to drive the use of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for separation and purification"
    a. Purity and cost
    b. Thermal and chemical stability
    c. Toxicity and safety
    d. Membrane separations
    e. Pilot plant applications
    f. “Lessons learned” from industry
    g. Scale-up

Supporting publication

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