Professor Alison Lewis has co-authored a new book, Industrial Crystallization: Fundamentals and Applications, which bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of industrial crystallization.
Emeritus Associate Professor Brian Paddon passed away on 20 June 2015 having been an academic in the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1969 until his retirement in 1994. Brian was born in Calcutta, India, in 1932 and spent his early childhood in Amritsar and attended school in Darjeeling. During WW II he and his sister were sent to back to South Africa and Brian matriculated at St Andrews College in Grahamstown in 1950.
The second Syngas Convention drew experts and delegates from around the world to present their latest research on topics covering the entire value chain from synthesis gas (or syngas) to final products, with an emphasis on downstream processes. South Africa – as a world leader in the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry – was an apt location for the event.