Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Emma Emanuelsson

MSc, PhD, MIChemE

Emma Patterson

Contact details

Room: WH 7.20
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386549
Emaile.a.emanuelsson-patterson@bath.ac.uk

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Dr Emma Emanuelsson is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is also the lead educator for one of the University's first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Make an impact: Sustainability for Professionals.  

Prior to joining the University of Bath in 2011, Emma was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

Before this, Emma worked as a postdoc at the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College (With Professor Donna Blackmond), and then at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. 

Emma completed her MSc in Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and her PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Imperial College in 2004 (with Professor Andrew Livingston).

Research

Emma’s main research interest is to analyse, optimise and design chemical, biochemical and photocatalytic reactions and reactors.

Emma’s approach is to take an holistic perspective in order to achieve as in depth an understanding as possible whilst retaining perspective of the final application of the research.

The research involves combining in-situ reaction analysis techniques with traditional reaction investigation methodologies and mathematical analysis. In combination with reactor design, this allows for the development of novel and environmentally sustainable processes.

Emma has co-developed the innovative and robust Spinning Cloth Disc Reactor (SCDR), which enhances and accelerates the rate of enzyme reactions.

Current research areas include:

  • Using 3D printing to develop an efficient, portable and low-cost continuous system for the treatment of contaminated drinking water
  • Optimisation of immobilisation protocols; investigation of reaction kinetics both experimentally and theoretically; reaction design and application of microbial tools (such as fluorescence in-situ hybridisation) applicable to wastewater treatment, food and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Investigation of thin metal oxides as nanostructured catalysts, from thin film development and characterisation, to correlations between the film structure with reaction kinetics and mechanism
  • Developing, characterising and applying new catalysts for pharmaceutical and fine chemical reactions
  • All of the areas above are coupled with reactor design, optimisation and characterisation, both experimentally and theoretically.

Emma has supervised research students from around the world, including students from: Malaysia (Ministry of Higher Education funded), People's Republic of China (CSC Scholarship funded), Pakistan (Higher Education Commission [HEC] funded), France, New Zealand and the UK.

Emma has also worked with a number of different companies, advising on or applying her research and research expertise, including Fonterra New Zealand, Astra Zeneca and Mighty River Power, New Zealand. She also has good links with a number of Universities around the world, including: The University of Auckland (New Zealand), Imperial College London (UK) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

Publications

Book Sections

Patterson, E. and Leak, D., 2014. Enzyme biotransformations and reactors. In: Patterson, D., Letcher, T. and Scott, J., eds. Chemical Processes for a Sustainable Future. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Articles

Shivaprasad, P., Jones, M. D., Patterson, D. A. and Emanuelsson, E. A. C., 2017. Process Intensification of Catalysed Henry Reaction using Copper-Wool Catalyst in a Spinning Mesh Disc Reactor. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification

Xu, L., Shahid, S., Shen, J., Patterson, E. and Patterson, D., 2017. A wide range and high resolution one-filtration molecular weight cut-off method for aqueous based nanofiltration and ultrafiltration membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 525, pp. 304-311.

Feng, X., Patterson, D.A., Balaban, M. and Emanuelsson, E., 2014. Increasing reaction rate and conversion in the spinning cloth disc reactor:Investigating the effect of using multiple enzyme immobilized cloths. Chemical Engineering Journal, 255, pp. 356-364.

Feng, X., Patterson, D. A., Balaban, M. and Emanuelsson, E. A. C., 2014. Characterization of liquid flow in the spinning cloth disc reactor:residence time distribution, visual study and modeling. Chemical Engineering Journal, 235, pp. 356-367.

Ma, X., James, B., Balaban, M. O., Zhang, L. and Emanuelsson-Patterson, E. A. C., 2013. Quantifying blistering and browning properties of Mozzarella cheese. Part I:Cheese made with different starter cultures. Food Research International, 54 (1), pp. 912-916.

Ma, X., James, B., Balaban, M. O., Zhang, L. and Emanuelsson-Patterson, E. A. C., 2013. Quantifying blistering and browning properties of Mozzarella cheese. Part II:Cheese with different salt and moisture contents. Food Research International, 54 (1), pp. 917-921.

Feng, X., Patterson, D.A., Balaban, M. and Emanuelsson, E. A. C., 2013. Characterization of tributyrin hydrolysis by immobilized lipase on woolen cloth using conventional batch and novel spinning cloth disc reactors. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 91 (9), pp. 1684-1692.

Ma, X., James, B., Zhang, L. and Emanuelsson-Patterson, E. A. C., 2013. Correlating mozzarella cheese properties to its production processes and microstructure quantification. Journal of Food Engineering, 115 (2), pp. 154-163.

Feng, X., Patterson, D.A., Balaban, M. and Emanuelsson, E. A. C., 2013. Enabling the utilization of wool as an enzyme support:Enhancing the activity and stability of lipase immobilized onto woolen cloth. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 102, pp. 526-533.

Feng, X., Patterson, D. A., Balaban, M., Fauconnier, G. and Emanuelsson, E. A. C., 2013. The spinning cloth disc reactor for immobilized enzymes:A new process intensification technology for enzymatic reactions. Chemical Engineering Journal, 221, pp. 407-417.

Ma, X., James, B., Zhang, L. and Emanuelsson-Patterson, E. A. C., 2012. The stretchability of Mozzarella cheese evaluated by a temperature-controlled 3-prong hook test. Journal of Dairy Science, 95 (10), pp. 5561-5568.

Wood, A.J., Fraser, J.D., Swift, S., Patterson-Emanuelson, E. A. C., Amirapu, S. and Douglas, R.G., 2012. Intramucosal bacterial microcolonies exist in chronic rhinosinusitis without inducing a local immune response. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, 26 (4), pp. 265-270.

Ali, A. M., Emanuelsson, E. A. C. and Patterson, D. A., 2011. Conventional versus lattice photocatalysed reactions: Implications of the lattice oxygen participation in the liquid phase photocatalytic oxidation with nanostructured ZnO thin films on reaction products and mechanism at both 254nm and 340nm. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 106 (3-4), pp. 323-336.

Ma, X., James, B., Zhang, L. and Emanuelsson-Patterson, E., 2011. Correlating mozzarella cheese properties to production processes by rheological, mechanical and microstructure study:Meltability study and Activation energy. Procedia Food Science, 1, pp. 536-544.

Ali, A. M., Emanuelsson, E. A. C. and Patterson, D. A., 2010. Photocatalysis with nanostructured zinc oxide thin films: the relationship between morphology and photocatalytic activity under oxygen limited and oxygen rich conditions and evidence for a Mars Van Krevelen mechanism. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 97 (1-2), pp. 168-181.

Zou, C. W., Rao, Y. F., Alyamani, A., Chu, W., Chen, M. J., Patterson, D. A., Emanuelsson, E. A. C. and Gao, W., 2010. Heterogeneous lollipop-like V2O5/ZnO array: A promising composite nanostructure for visible light photocatalysis. Langmuir, 26 (14), pp. 11615-11620.

Zou, C. W., Yan, X. D., Patterson, D. A., Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Bian, J. M. and Gao, W., 2010. Temperature sensitive crystallization of V2O5: from amorphous film to β-V2O5nanorods. CrystEngComm, 12 (3), pp. 691-693.

McFarlane, C. J., Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Ali, A. M., Gao, W. and Patterson, D. A., 2010. Understanding the rate, mechanism and reuseability of zinc oxide nanostructured films as photocatalysts for industrial tastewater treatment. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2 (2), pp. 63-79.

Baptista, I.I.R., Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Peeva, L.G., Mantalaris, A., Livingston, A.G., Zhou, N.Y. and Leak, D.J., 2008. Evidence of species succession during chlorobenzene biodegradation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99 (1), pp. 68-74.

Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Emanuelsson, M. A. E., Patterson, D. A., Castro, P. M. L. and Livingston, A. G., 2007. Microbiology for chemical engineers: from macro to micro scale. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2 (5), pp. 448-454.

Mathew, J.S., Klussmann, M., Iwamura, H., Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Blackmond, D.G., Valera, F. and Futran, A., 2006. Investigations of Pd-catalyzed ArX coupling reactions informed by reaction progress kinetic analysis. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 71 (13), pp. 4711-4722.

Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Baptista, I.I.R., Mantalaris, A. and Livingston, A.G., 2005. Strain stability in biological systems treating recalcitrant organic compounds. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 92 (7), pp. 843-849.

Emanuelsson, E. A. C. and Livingston, A.G., 2004. Overcoming oxygen limitations in membrane-attached biofilms - Investigation of flux and diffusivity in an anoxic biofilm. Water Research, 38 (6), pp. 1530-1541.

Emanuelsson, E. A. C., Livingston, A.G. and Arcangeli, J.-P., 2003. The anoxic extractive membrane bioreactor. Water Research, 37 (6), pp. 1231-1238.

Emanuelsson, E. A. C. and Livingston, A.G., 2002. Study of membrane attached biofilm performance with nitrate as electron acceptor. Desalination, 149 (1-3), pp. 211-215.

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