Postgraduate areas of specialisation
The Chemical Engineering Department within the EBE Faculty at UCT offers opportunities for postgraduate specialisation in the following areas:
Bioprocess engineering - focused on the design and optimisation of processes that use biology in the manufacture of fine chemicals, the extraction of value-added products and the remediation of wastes;
Catalytic Process Engineering - aimed at the development and characterisation of catalysts, and their evaluation for use in a wide variety of industrial processes;
Crystallization and Precipitation - The focus is on crystallization and precipitation research, mainly connected to the mineral processing industry. Specific projects involve PGM, nickel, copper, cobalt, iron, magnesium and calcium salts.
Environmental and Process Systems Engineering - focused on the development of innovative approaches to design processes that are technically feasible (thermodynamics), cost efficient (economics) and environmentally friendly (sustainability);
Hydrometallurgical Process Engineering - focused on the separation of metals from aqueous systems for metal production, environmental remediation and water treatment;
Mineral Processing - focused on the design, optimisation and control of mineral concentration units and processes, and the evaluation, development and application of a wide range of chemical reagents used in these processes.
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