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Monday, 20 May 2019
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, Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit (CPU) Team and Industrial Partners who have contributed in moving eutectic freeze crystallisation (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 Crystallisation and Precipitation Unit (CPU) team are making news headlines as part of researchers behind Eskom's Eutectic Freeze Crystallisation 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
One of the top three presenters at the Minerals Research Showcase

Congratulations to Genevieve Harding, a master’s student in the Crystallization & Precipitation Unit who was one of the top three presenters at the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)'s mineral research showcase.

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 12:00