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Boelo Schuur
Visiting Scientist

E -mail: B.schuur@tue.nl

Education:
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen,
The Netherlands (2008)
M.Sc. in Chemical Education, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2004)
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen,
The Netherlands (2003)

Research Summary:
Exploring new photo responsive surfactants for affinity separations of bio-active materials, and study their aggregation behavior and solubilization capabilities.

Work Experience:
Assistant Professor in the Process Systems Engineering Group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (2008 – present).
The Process Systems Engineering Group has a pyramidal structure, with in the top Prof. A.B. De Haan chairing the group. In the second layer, there are 3 assistant professors, I am one of them and my field of operation is affinity solvent separations, e.g. reactive extraction and reactive (extractive) distillation. Using affinity solvents, the relative volatility or the difference in distribution coefficients is increased. In the next layer, thus the people that are supervised by me are 5 Ph.D. students and one Post-Doc. They all have industry related topics for which they are investigating new affinity solvent systems. The fourth layer is formed by M.Sc. candidates who are supervised by the Ph.D. students.

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:
Equilibrium Studies on Enantioselective Liquid-Liquid Amino Acid Extraction using a Cinchona Alkaloid Extractant
Boelo Schuur; Jozef G. Winkelman; Hero J. Heeres, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2008, 47, 10027-10033

Continuous Chiral Separation of Amino Acid Derivatives by Enantioselective Liquid-Liquid Extraction in Continuous Contactor Separators
Boelo Schuur; Andrew J. Hallett; Joelle Floure; Jozef G. M. Winkelman; Johannes G. de Vries; Hero J. Heeres, Organic Process Research & Development, 2008, 12, 950-955

Determination of the interfacial area of a continuous integrated mixer/separator (CINC) using a chemical reaction method
Boelo Schuur; Wiebe J. Jansma; Jozef G. Winkelman; Hero J. Heeres, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 2008,  47, 1484-1491.

Two-Phase (Bio) catalytic Reactions in a Table-Top Centrifugal Contact Separator. Gerard N. Kraai; Floris van Zwol; Boelo Schurr; Hero J Heeres; Johannes G. de Vries Johannes G. de Vries, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 3905-3908.

A synthetic strategy for novel nonsymmetrical bola amphiphiles based on carbohydrates. Boelo Schuur; Anno Wagenaar; André Heeres; Hero J. Heeres, Carbohydrate Research, 2004, 339, 1147-1153.

Novel Highly Integrated Biodiesel Production Technology in a Centrifugal Contact Separator. Gerard N. Kraai; Boelo Schuur; Floris van Zwol; Henk H. van de Bovenkamp; Hero J. Heeres, Accepted for publication in the Chemical Engineering Journal

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings:
Continuous enantioselective extraction of amino acids in a highly intensified centrifugal extractor. Boelo Schuur; Jozef G. Winkelman; Hero J. Heeres, Proceedings of the International Solvent Extraction Conference ISEC, 2008, Vol II, 979-984.

Process Intensification. Continuous Two-Phase Catalytic Reactions in a Table-Top Centrifugal Contact Separator. Gerard N. Kraai; Boelo Schuur; Floris van Zwol; Robert Haak; Adriaan J. Minnaard; Ben L. Feringa; Hero J. Heeres; Johannes G. de Vries, inPrunier, M.L.(Ed.), Chemical Industries 123, Catalysis of Organic Reactions, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009, p39-49.

 

 

 

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