Bio: Dr. Jesse Zhu is a Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair at Western University in Canada. He is also a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada and Chemical Institute of Canada.
With a B.Eng. from Tsinghua University (1982) where he also worked for 2 years as a Junior Lecturer, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbina (1988), he first worked as a Research Scientist for Shell in Europe and UBC for a couple of years. In 1993, he joined Western University where he attained full professorship and established the Particle Technology Research Centre in 1999. As a world leading academic in particle technology, Zhu has 500 referred journal publications, 50 plus patents, and over 260 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows supervised. In addition to fundamental research, he is particularly active in technology development and transfer, with some commercialized or being commercialized.
Zhu has received many awards including the R.S.Jane Memorial Award (the highest from Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering), the Elsevier Lifetime Achievement Award (the highest particle technology award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers), the Professional Engineers Engineering Medal, and the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research (the highest from Western University).
Dr. Zhu will give a talk on “A compact and self-contained wastewater treatment technology for in-situ and community wastewater treatment”
Abstract: As a newly developed efficient multiphase reactor, the liquid-solid Circulating Fluidized Bed is perfect BioReactor (CFBBR) that provides very efficient liquid-solid contact (and therefore higher productivity) while incorporating two or more bio-reaction systems together to allow seamless integration. Although fluidized beds have been know to have many advantages, only single stage or isolated multiple stage fluidized beds have been used so far. This technology has been licensed to a London-base company (Renix, www.renix.ca) which has marketed it as a RenixUIX (fluidized bed uninterrupted ion exchange) technology and has successfully developed new applications for several industries such as food, beverage and mining industry… Continue reading