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André de Haan

Andre de Haan

Contact details

  • Prof. dr. ir. André de Haan
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Physics
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Room F2.210
  • van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ, Delft, The Netherlands

Research interests

  • Seperation technology
  • Process engineering

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Latest publications

  • Pilot Plant Study on the Extractive Distillation of Toluene-Methylcyclohexane Mixtures Using Nmp and the Ionic Liquid [Hmim] [Tcb] as Solvents, Esteban Quijada-Maldonado, G. Wytze Meindersma, and Andre B. de Haan. Separation and Purification Technology 2016, 166 , 196–204.
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  • Maxwell-Stefan Modeling of Mass Transfer in Solvent Impregnated Resins, J. Bokhove, P. J. A. M. Kerkhof, B. Schuur, and A. B. de Haan. Chemical Engineering Science 2015, 132 , 149–159.
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  • Selective Recovery of a Pyridine Derivative from an Aqueous Waste Stream Containing Acetic Acid and Succinonitrile With Solvent Impregnated Resins, J. Bokhove, T. J. Visser, B. Schuur, and A. B. de Haan. Reactive & Functional Polymers 2015, 86 , 67–79.
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  • Cost Evaluation of Large-Scale Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Biomass Hydrolysate Desalination, Celine Huyskens, Joost Helsen, Wim J. Groot, and Andre B. de Haan. Separation and Purification Technology 2015, 146 , 294–300.
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  • Conceptual Process Design of an Integrated Bio-Based Acetic Acid, Glycolaldehyde, and Acetol Production in a Pyrolysis Oil-Based Biorefinery, Caecilia R. Vitasari, Geert W. Meindersma, and Andre B. de Haan. Chemical Engineering Research & Design 2015, 95 , 133–143.
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On February 1, 2014, André de Haan joined the TP group and the ChemE department as part-time full professor in Process Technology. Next to setting up a research programme on Process Technology for Biobased Chemicals, Prof. de Haan will focus on attracting and supervising design projects for PDEng students, and on teaching Process technology and Conceptual Process Design to MSc and PDEng students in Chemical Engineering.

Prof. De Haan (1964) obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at TU Delft in 1991 with Professor Jan de Graauw on a topic in supercritical fluid extraction. He then started a career as researcher, group leader, development strategist and senior researcher at DSM research, where he worked on reactor engineering, applied thermodynamics, high pressure technology, styrene based polymers, and set the long term technology research program for DSM Fine Chemicals.

In 1998 he accepted a full professor Chair in 'Separation Technology' at Twente University. In 2006 Prof. De Haan went to Eindhoven University, to accept the chair in 'Affinity Separation Process Systems Engineering'. He was a full-time professor there until 2010. His particular interest in process technology and application oriented research and the large challenges laying ahead in the biochem industry made him decide to accept a position as 'corporate scientist process technology' at Corbion Purac in 2010, retaining a 0.2 fte part-time full professorship in Eindhoven until the end of 2013.

Prof. De Haan has an outstanding reputation in teaching at the BSc, MSc, post MSc and PhD level. He developed and taught courses for PhD students within the OSPT National Research school for Process Technology, and for specialists and non-specialists in industry. In his current position at TU Eindhoven, Prof. De Haan was elected best MSc lecturer, and is being praised for being an inspiring teacher and stimulating supervisor.

Professor De Haan has published 193 papers in international journals, as well as 25 patents. With Hans Bosch he published the book Industrial Seprataion Processes. He has successfully supervised 36 PDEng and 32 PhD projects. In the past 10 years, he received 20MEuro research funding and executed research projects in close collaboration with many industrial and societal partners, including TNO, DSM, Sasol, Bateman, Duyvis, BASF, Wetsus, Shell, Unilever, Dow, Friesland Foods, Corbion Purac, Douwe Egberts and AkzoNobel. Prof. de Haan is editor of the journal Separation and Purification Technology.

He is a member of working party Fluid Separations of the European Federation on Chemical Engineering and has been the Chair of the 2010 Distillation and Absorption and the 2011 Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology Conferences.

His key publications include:

  • Selection of ionic liquids for the extraction of aromatic hydrocarbons from aromatic/aliphatic mixtures, Fuel Processing Technology 87(1), 2005, 59-70
  • Ternary liquid-liquid equilibria for mixtures of toluene plus n-heptane plus an ionic liquid, Fluid Phase equilibria 247(1-2), 2006, 158-168
  • Ternary liquid-liquid equilibria for mixtures of an aromatic plus an aliphatic hydrocarbon+4-methyl-N-butylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate, J. Chemical and Engineering Data, 51(5), 2006, 1814-1819
  • Density, Viscosity, and Surface Tension of Synthesis Grade Imidazolium, Pyridinium, and Pyrrolidinium Based Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, J. Chemical and Engineering Data, 54(1), 2009, 2803-2812
  • Ionic Liquids for Aromatics Extraction. Present Status and Future Outlook, Ind. & Engng. Chem. Research 49(16), 2010, 7530-7540
  • Industrial Separation Processes, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2013, ISBN 978-3-11-030672-9
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