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.
Next ISEC 25 will be held in Melbourne, Australia. More details will come.
I have to inform you that Dr. Douglas S. Flett (1936-2023) passed away on April 25th 2023. He was 86 and died at home in Stevenage, UK. He was a strong pillar in the solvent extraction field and my condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
as chairman of the ICSE (Int. Committee of Solvent Extraction) I want to focus your attention at ISEC 22 in Göteborg, Sweden (26.9.-1.10.2022). The congress scheduled at 2020 was twice delayed because of COVID-19. Vital dates and facts you can find at https://www.isec2022.com/. Also new nominations for the Carl Hanson medal and ISEC Award are possible (see http://www.solventextract.org/) and all nominations in 2020 are still valid.
I look forward to meet you at ISEC22.
Prof. Hans-Jörg Bart
Carl Hanson Medal Awarded to Geoffrey W. Stevens
Miyazaki, Japan, November 8, 2017
Today the Carl Hanson Medal for a lifetime achievement in solvent extraction science and technology was awarded to Geoffrey W. Stevens, Laureate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne. Read more
Nomination procedure (Excerpt):
Nominations must be in writing (hard copy or electronic) and must consist of the following documents:
Nominations shall be sent to the Secretary of the International Committee not less than 8 months prior to ISECRead more
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
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:
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