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Dr Peter Hewitson
Senior Lecturer

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Peter Hewitson is a Process Engineer at Brunel University London in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on the scale up of continuous liquid-liquid extraction technology allowing large-scale separations of novel chemicals and bio-molecules for use by the pharmaceuticals industry. His PhD studies centred on the comparison of Intermittent Liquid-Liquid Counter-current Extraction to Isocratic and Continuous Counter-current Extraction and the scale-up of these technologies. He previously worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Kodak Ltd European Research Laboratories. While there he developing novel photographic media, flexible displays and solar cell technology with patent filings across these applications before transferring to Brunel University London.  


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Newest selected publications

Peng, A., Hewitson, P., Sutherland, I., Chen, L. and Ignatova, S. (2018) 'How changes in column geometry and packing ratio can increase sample load and throughput by a factor of fifty in Counter-Current Chromatography'. Journal of Chromatography A, 1580. pp. 120 - 125. ISSN: 0021-9673 Open Access Link

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DeAmicis, C., Yang, Q., Bright, C., Edwards, NA., Harris, GH., Kaur, S., et al. (2017) 'Development of a Scalable and Sustainable High Performance CounterCurrent Chromatography (HPCCC) Purification for Spinosyn A and Spinosyn D from Spinosad'. Organic Process Research and Development, 21 (10). pp. 1638 - 1643. ISSN: 1083-6160 Open Access Link

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Cardenas-Fernandez, M., Bawn, M., Bennett, C., Penumathsa, B., Subrizi, F., Suhaili, N., et al. (2017) 'An Integrated Biorefinery Concept for Conversion of Sugar Beet Pulp into Value-added Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Intermediates'. Faraday Discuss., 202. pp. 415 - 431. ISSN: 1359-6640 Open Access Link

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Ward, DP., Hewitson, P., Cárdenas-Fernández, M., Hamley-Bennett, C., Díaz-Rodríguez, A., Douillet, N., et al. (2017) 'Centrifugal partition chromatography in a biorefinery context: Optimisation and scale-up of monosaccharide fractionation from hydrolysed sugar beet pulp'. Journal of Chromatography A, 1497. pp. 56 - 63. ISSN: 0021-9673 Open Access Link

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das Neves Costa, F., Hubert, J., Borie, N., Kotland, A., Hewitson, P., Ignatova, S. and et al. (2017) 'Schinus terebinthifolius countercurrent chromatography (Part III): Method transfer from small CCC column to preparative CPC ones as a part of method development'. Journal of Chromatography A, 1487. pp. 77 - 82. ISSN: 0021-9673 Open Access Link

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