News and Events for the Solvent Extraction Community

Welcome to the ISEC blog page where news and events of relevance to the solvent extraction community will appear. We hope this page will provide valuable information and promote discussion within the community.

Nomination procedure (Excerpt):

Nominations must be in writing (hard copy or electronic) and must consist of the following documents:

  • detailed description of the invention/development/application emphasizing the degree of innovation and explaining how it has impacted on the practice of SX and advanced the field;
  • documents that support the nomination and significance of the contribution;
  • document giving details of the nominee(s) and contributions to the project;
  • CV of the nominee or the team leader(s).

Nominations shall be sent to the Secretary of the International Committee not less than 8 months prior to ISEC

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  • Nominations shall be made to the Secretary of the ICSE till end of September 2017.
    • Notices announcing the Award shall be placed by the ICSE Secretary in appropriate journals, e.g. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, Hydrometallurgy, and web-sites. The joint sponsorship of the Award, the Society of Chemical Industry and Dechema shall also be informed and requested to include the information in their literature. It is also appropriate that notice of the Award shall be included in all literature related to the next ISEC.
  • Nominations shall be in writing and must consist of the following documents:
    • A nomination letter not to exceed 1000 words
    • Two additional letter supporting the nomination again not exceeding 1000 words
    • A summary of no more than three (3) pages outlining the nominee’s career, achievements and contributions to solvent extraction
    • A list of publications
    • Three pdf-copies of the most important contributions in the field authored by the nominee.

For further details or to suggest nominees, please contact the Secretary of the International Committee

The „International Scientific Committee” was represented by the members of the “International Committee for Solvent Extraction (ICSE)” and the “Local Organizing Committee” was represented by the members of the German ProcessNet Working Party “Extraktion” (http://www.processnet.org/Extraktion.html). Both together with the “Technical Committee” reviewed the papers for the proceedings with the decision to be either in an oral or a poster session. The review forms contained the topics “Within the scope of ISEC”, “Suitable for oral”, “Maybe oral”, “Poster presentation”, “Should be rejected (Revision) and “Comment”.

The call for papers was made in September 2011 and the time schedule and flyer is also in the appendix. It was focused on nine traditional topics and three special topics (s. attachments) with the latter three in respect to the specific research interests of European industry and academia. All together brought an interesting mixture and fruitful discussions and was helpful to broaden the activities of the solvent extraction community. In respect to this it was also emphasized from the ICSE, that the topic “oil and gas” should be an issue in the next ISEC conferences.

All evaluations were overviewed by the conference chair with the individual reviewers and a task force of Read more

Press Release: Solvent Extraction Awards

Carl Hanson Medal Awarded to Yizhak Marcus

Würzburg, September 10, 2014

Today the Carl Hanson Medal for a lifetime achievement in solvent extraction science and application has been awarded to Yizhak Marcus, Professor Emeritus of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Read more

The 20th International Solvent Extraction Conference ISEC 2014 will be held in Würzburg, Germany from 8-12 September 2014. The conference organiser’s webpage is http://events.dechema.de/isec2014

A flyer can be found at http://www.solventextract.org/documents/isec2014.pdf.

The International Solvent Extraction Conferences have been and continue to be a major gathering of scientists, engineers, operators and vendors from around the world, who present new findings since the last meeting, exchange ideas, make business contacts, and conduct collegial discussions.

As to that the topics of the last 19th ISEC 2011 in Santiago, Chile, were:

  • Industrial practices and new projects
  • Hydrometallurgy and metals extractions
  • Nuclear fuel reprocessing
  • Process chemistry and engineering
  • Analytical and preparative applications
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life science products and organic products
  • Fundamentals
  • Novel reagents, materials and techniques.

As further information is the following link to “Standard Test Systems for Liquid Extraction” recommended by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, which is often requested: http://www.processnet.org/Extraktion (look under literature). Read more