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Christine Moresoli

Associate Dean Co-op Education & Professional Affairs & Professor

Picture of Christine MoresoliDegrees

  • BASc, McGill University
  • MASc, McGill University
  • PhD, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Research interests

Membrane filtration processes

Operation of membrane processes is limited by membrane fouling. We are investigating the parameters responsible for the membrane fouling through a systematic mathematical analysis of the transport phenomena and their relationship with the physical characteristics of the feed and the target product in conjunction with experimentation.

Diffusion transport in materials

Diffusion transport is critical in the design of biomaterials and polymeric films. In most situations, diffusion will lead to material stresses. In this project, the diffusing component - material interactions are analyzed through an experimental and theoretical study of model systems.

Enzyme reaction engineering

Study of the enzymes that are involved in complex multiphase processes is critical for the optimal design of the process. Applications of interest are foods, soil bioremediation, wastewater processes and biomaterial degradation phenomena. This project is concerned with the characterization of the key enzyme kinetics and respective activities.

Food proteins and processes

Development of innovative and efficient environmentally friendly food processes is best achieved through the application of chemical engineering fundamental concepts. Of particular interest, is the development of integrated extraction/purification processes for the recovery of proteins from plant materials. Current systems include antifreeze proteins and soy proteins.

Selected references

  • Stressmann, M., Kitao, S., Griffith, M., Moresoli, C., Bravo LA and Marangoni A.G. , 2004. Calcium interacts with Antifreeze Proteins from Cold Acclimated Winter Rye. Plant Physiology. 135 (5): 1-13.
  • Kramadhati, N.N., Mondor, M. and Moresoli, C., 2002. Evaluation of the Shear-Induced Diffusion Model for the Microfiltration of Polydisperse Feed Suspension, Separation and Purification Technology. 27: 11-24.
  • Mondor, M. and Moresoli, C., 2000. Experimental Verification of the Shear-Induced Hydrodynamic Diffusion Model of Cross-flow Microfiltration, with Consideration of the Transmembrane Pressure Axial Variation, Journal of Membrane Science. 175 (1): 119-137.
  • Mondor, M., Girard, B. and Moresoli, C., 2000. Flux Behavior for Membrane Filtration of Apple Juice, Food Research International. 33 (7): 539-548.
  • Karlgard, C.C.S., Sarkar, D.K., Leung, K.T., Jones, L.W. and Moresoli, C., 2004. Drying Methods for XPS analysis of PureVisionTM, Focus® Night&DayTM and Conventional Hydrogel Contact Lenses. Applied Surface Science. 230: 106-114.
  • Karlgard, C.C.S., Wong, N.S., Jones, L.W. and Moresoli, C., 2003. In vitro Uptake and Release Studies of Ocular Pharmaceutical Agents by Silicon-containing and p-HEMA Hydrogel Contact Lenses. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 257: 141-151.
  • Mak, C., Cornu, E., Moresoli, C. and Chen, P., 2004. Surface Tension, Diffusion and Kinetics Studies of an Air-Stripping Process, Separation and Purification Technology. 36 (2): 95-106.
  • Fong Chan Man, C.F., Moresoli, C., Xiao, S., Li, Y., Bovenkamp, J. and De Kee, D., 1998. Modeling Diffusion through Geomembranes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 67: 1885-1889.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo