Michel Delmas

Professor Emeritus

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Sold-liquid phase transfer, Biomass refinery, materials/plastics recycling


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RESEARCH TOPICS

My career has 3 major highlights:

– The discovery of new synthetic method in organic chemistry based on solid- liquid interface reaction with very low amount of water acting as catalyst. The technology is used today in pharmaceutical industry for the synthesis of active molecules.

– The development of new chromium tanning process including all the operations from the raw hides to the finished leather which reduce the general pollution by more than 90% which is now globally use in industry. Regarding vegetal tanning, I simplify the process, without modification of finished leather properties, by adding directly in the drum, vegetal tanning powder directed on wet raw hides which allows a zero pollution from the hide to the leather.

– Since the end of the nineties, I have developed new processes of vegetal refining which allows the separation, without any degradation, of: cellulose, sugars from hemicelluloses, lignins and silica from lignocellulosic wastes showing by the way that lignin, in opposition with the general thinking at that time, is a simple linear oligomer with a high added value

I create to do that 2 companies which have now a long relationship with the LGC:

  • CIMV which is on the way of the industrial development www.cimv.fr
  • BioEB, more recently which works with a LGC team on the direct synthesis of Ethylene Glycol from Glucose www.bioeb.fr

I have worked also on asbestos wastes detoxification/ reuse of components and recycling of PVBOH wastes.

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Application & Teaching

Research interest: Organic Synthesis, vegetal refining, bioenergy production, scaling up and chemical engineering

Applications:

Chemical Engineering Consultant since 1992; Siret 388 341 190 00014, Ape:741G

Biomass- Chemistry  www.biomass-chemistry.com

Teaching activities:

Conferences on Biomass Chemistry: Master 2 and PhD Programs

Université de Toulouse : INP Ensiacet & Université Paul Sabatier, Université de Rennes, Université Paris Sorbonne, Université Memorial St John’s NF, Canada.

Collaborators:

Dr. Yolande Peres Lucchese, Prof. Martine Urritigoity, Prof. P. Cognet, Dr. Ghislain Denis, Dr. JL Trompette, Mrs Hélène Labauze

Education and Degrees

Doctorate in Sciences 

Post- doc University of Montréal – Canada 

Ph D Organic chemistry

Bachelor in Chemistry

Certificate of secondary studies

Certificate of primary studies

Publications

PhD directed: 80

International patents: 72

Communications and Conferences in international Congress: 255

Scientific papers in top ranking international journals: 217

All of these documents are duly referenced in my personal website: www.biomass-chemistry.com

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