Past Event

20th International Solvent Extraction Conference 2014

7–11 September 2014
Würzburg, Germany

The venue of the 20th Conference of this global series is the old residence town of medieval Prince-Bishops of Würzburg on the shores of river Main, only one hour from the international Airport of Frankfurt.

Academics, practical engineers, researchers and consultants from various economic sectors and scientific disciplines, connected by the interest in solvent extraction, are invited to discuss latest results, new technologies and experiences in successful applications of this technique and perspectives for the future. 

Post-Conference Tour to German salt and ore mining sites 

Conference Chairman: Hans-Jörg Bart, Technical University Kaiserslautern

General topics:

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, life science products and organic products
  3. Nuclear fuel reprocessing
  4. Industrial practices
  5. Novel reagents, materials and techniques
  6. Hydrometallurgy and metals extractions
  7. Fundamentals/Novel reagents, materials and techniques
  8. Process chemistry and engineering
  9. Analytical and preparative applications

Special topics:

  • Extraction of natural products from plants
    Contributions to this topic should discuss special characteristics of extraction from solid plant materials in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.
  • Extraction on mini-scale
    Contributions to this topic should deal with aspects and/or problems of design, engineering, construction and operation of small-scale extraction for analytics (lab-on-chip) and mini-plant applications.
  • CFD applications
    Contributions to this topic should reveal an intrinsic view on two-phase flow phenomena in extraction equipment, such as columns, mixers, settlers, coalescers, etc.

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