Sustainable Chemistry

The Centre of Expertise on Sustainable Chemistry specialises in research and services related to sustainable chemicals and production processes. It focuses on the valorisation of (preferably renewable) residual and secondary feedstocks and on environmentally friendly – greener – chemical processes.

What we do?

Research Projects

Our starting-points are project-related questions coming from our industrial partners:

  • Synthesis of sustainable chemicals
  • Valorisation of side streams (giving waste a second life)
  • Optimization of existing chemical reactions and making chemical processes ‘greener’
  • Designing new (green) analytical techniques and optimization of existing techniques

Herein, we always focus on applied research.

Services in the field of:

  • Characterisation of side streams
  • Extraction of high-value components from side streams (e.g. through ASE – accelerated solvent extraction)
  • Chemical analysis (HPLC, GPC, GC-FID, GC-MS, FTIR, AAS, XRF, NMR)

Have a research idea? Questions? Contact jeroen.geuens@kdg.be

Services

The centre of expertise in Sustainable Chemistry offers services in the field of:

  • Determining side streams
  • Extraction of desirable components from side streams (e.g. through ASE – accelerated solvent distraction)
  • Chemical analysis (HPLC, GPC, GC-FID, GC-MS, FTIR, AAS, XRF, NMR)

Questions regarding our service? Contact: jeroen.geuens@kdg.be

To find out more about this centre of expertise, go to the page in Dutch by clicking ‘Nederlands’ at the top of this page.