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Process intensification methodolgies for liquid-liquid systems in structured equipment

Objective

This project has the objective to develop and validate a design methodology & criteria for dealing with two-phase liquid/liquid-reactions leading to a new generation of flexible and high-performance process equipment (micro through to meso structured) for continuous manufacturing. This generic approach will be developed by the project members and will involve practical, theoretical and modelling aspects. The devices developed will be applied to 2 different industrial systems to show the wide applicability to the chemical industry: the mononitration of benzene and the cyclization of b–ionone. Micro and meso-scale reactors will be operated at scales relevant to commercial production to demonstrate improved selectivity, yield and specific performance. A state-of-the-art experimental research facility will be designed and constructed; this will be modular, flexible and expandable to ensure flexibility of process and operation. Having developed an improved fundamental understanding of these multiphase processes and the design and operation of appropriate micro/mesostructured environments, the partners will codify this learning, in the form of a “toolkit”, to identify the most suitable continuous processing methods for any liquid/liquid system. This will allow operators to improve the sustainability of chemicals production by selecting intensified process methods that are both eco-efficient and offer increased safety. The partners are drawn from six countries and include a knowledge transfer company, two SMEs, two manufacturers of equipment and three potential end-users thereof. Manufacturers of two complimentary continuous processing systems (micro and meso-scale) will combine forces with three end-users (two of whom in fact are engaged on pre-competitive research. The project,will develop an e-learning course and a practical demonstration on a educational micro system to train process technologists in the toolkit of methodologies developed during the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CHEMISTRY INNOVATION LIMITED
Address
Burlington House Picadilly
W1J 0BA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 146 000
Administrative Contact
Steve Fletcher (Dr.)

Participants (9)

HUNTSMAN (EUROPE) BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 430 050
Address
Everslaan 45
3078 Everberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asier Rodriguez (Mr.)
GIVAUDAN SUISSE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 53 287,80
Address
Chemin De La Parfumerie 5
1214 Vernier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Membrez (Dr.)
INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 550 302
Address
Carl-zeiss-str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Hainel (Dr.)
BRITEST LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 231 120
Address
Garsington Road 9400 Oxford Business Park
OX4 2HN Oxford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jeremy Mark Double (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 587 011,20
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lioubov Kiwi-Minsker (Dr.)
FLUIDINOVA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 430 080
Address
Rua Engenheiro Frederico Ulrich 2650 Tecmaia Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Da Maia
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Carlos Lopes (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 448
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joao Gabriel Silva (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 263 216
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lidia Militowska (Ms.)
CUF-Químicos Industriais, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 433 417
Address
Quinta Da Indústria
3860-680 Beduído (Estarreja)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Da Graça Lobato (Ms.)