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Sunday, 8 December 2019
Professor Alison Lewis NSTF-South32 award 2019
'Science Oscars' award for Professor Alison Lewis

Congratulations to Dean of Engineering & the Built Environment, Professor Alison Lewis, who was awarded the NSTF-South32’s Engineering Research Capacity Development Award on 27 June 2019 for her outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 12:15
Best poster prize at EBE Research Expo for CPU

At the 4th annual EBE Research Expo, Cledwyn Mangunda, a PhD candidate in the Crystallisation and Precipitation Unit received the best poster prize in the Chemical Engineering category. Posters were judged on their approach and content, the significance of the research, audience consistency, aesthetic and wow factor. Cledwyn was also judged on his presentation, his knowledge of the topic and how he answered the questions.

Publication Date:
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - 15:30
UCT's CPU Tweefontein EFC unit
Cutting edge EFC, from theory to reality.

Thanks to Professor Alison Lewis, Crystallization and Precipitation Research Unit (CPU) Team and Industrial Partners who have contributed in moving eutectic freeze crystallization (EFC) from theory to reality. The first full-scale working unit for EFC, which was purchased by Glencore, built and designed by Prentec, is based on research done by CPU staff and students at UCT’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 22:45
Professor Alison Lewis and CPU Team in the ice lab 2016
The brains behind Eskom's operations

Professor Alison Lewis and her Crystallization and Precipitation Unit (CPU) team are making news headlines as part of researchers behind Eskom's Eutectic Freeze Crystallization Pilot Plant. This cutting edge technology, which is reported to recover about 98% water from liquid effluent discharge streams is located at Eskom's research, testing and development (RT&D). This has got curious minds thinking whether it is 'the solution' for infamous acid mine drainage (AMD).

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 - 13:15