Dr. Marzieh Shafiei

 

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Email address: Marzieh.Shafiei@vub.be

Function: postdoctoral researcher

 

 

Research

Lignin valorization is an emerging technology towards a more sustainable life and to build a circular bio-economy. Lignin is a valuable and abundant byproduct of the lignocellulosic industry. Lignin residuals from pulp and paper and biorefinery industries are currently burned for energy production. However, this waste can be used to produce value-added lignin-derived compounds, i.e., bio-phenolic compounds. My project is about the isolation of a low-molecular-weight fraction of lignin oil by membrane separation technology and the development of a model based on the available experimental results.