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A.D. Pérez Avila PhD (Alan)

About Me

Alan Didier Pérez Ávila was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1985. He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the National University of Colombia, Manizales-Colombia. He is a member of the research group of application of new technologies since 2011. He was the technical laboratory coordinator in the laboratory of process intensification and hybrid systems (2014-2017). He was a teacher of kinetic and catalysis and teaching assistant in heat and transfer processes, both at the National University of Colombia, Manizales-Colombia, in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
His research has focused on process intensification, working in the development and integration of membrane technology with fermentation processes. During his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, he has worked in developing a new kind of contact in liquid membranes by using the Taylor flow regime. His Ph.D. internship was carried out at the ProcESS division of KU Leuven, Belgium. Here, he worked under the supervision of Professor Bart Van der Bruggen as a guest researcher. Currently, he is a member of the SPT group of the University of Twente as a researcher (Postdoctoral fellow).

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Equilibrium Constants
Fermentation
Lactic Acid
Liquid Membranes
Toxicity
Chemistry
Dodecane
Flow
Liquid

Publications

Recent
Pérez, A. D., Van der Bruggen, B., & Fontalvo, J. (2019). Modeling of a liquid membrane in Taylor flow integrated with lactic acid fermentation. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 144, [107643]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2019.107643
Pérez Avila, A. D., & Fontalvo, J. (2019). A new concept of liquid membranes in Taylor flow: Performance for lactic acid removal. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 139, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2019.03.015
Pérez, A. D., Van der Bruggen, B., & Fontalvo, J. (2018). Study of overall mass transfer coefficients in a liquid membrane in Taylor flow regime: Calculation and correlation. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 134, 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2018.10.010

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands