Dr Wen Li is a research fellow working on the metal and bioactive component recovery using solvent extraction technologies in collaborations with national and international industrial partners. Wen worked on the hydrometallurgical processing and crystallization and received her Master’s degree in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Then she joined the Solvent Extraction Group led by Prof. Geoff Stevens and Assoc Prof. Kathryn Mumford in 2014. During Wen’s PhD, she designed a pulse solvent extraction with different internal structures, performed bench-scale extraction isotherms and pilot-scale column operation and developed models for the prediction of column performance. Wen won the IChemE Global Award for Young Researchers Finalist in 2017.Wen’s research interests are in the areas of hydrometallurgy and separation technologies particularly solvent extraction and solvent absorption that ranging from developing novel process, discovering and testing novel solvents and designing and modeling large scale reactor in the mining, pharmaceutical and energy fields. Wen has worked on various projects including developing industrial processes, process model and techno economic analysis and designing large scale reactors.
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Prediction of holdup and drop size distribution in a disc-doughnut pulsed column with teno..
Comparison of the Axial Dispersion Performance of Pulsed Solvent Extraction Columns with T..
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Comparison of the Axial Dispersion Performance of Pulsed Solvent Extraction Columns with Tenova Pulsed Column-Kinetics Internals and Standard Disc and Doughnut Internals
Wen Li, Yong Wang, Kathryn A Mumford, Kathryn H Smith, Geoff W Stevens
Journal article | 2018 | Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange
Comparison of the Hydrodynamic Performance of Pulsed Solvent Extraction Columns with Tenova Pulsed Column Kinetics Internals and Standard Disc and Doughnut Internals for Copper Extraction Using the LIX 84 System
Wen Li, Yong Wang, Kathryn A Mumford, Kathryn H Smith, Geoffrey W Stevens
Journal article | 2017 | Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
IChemE Global Award for Young Researcher Finalist
Research Fellow In Solvent Extraction Technologies
PhD of Chemical Engineering
University of Melbourne
Master of Applied Science
University of British Columbia