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Better Upscaling and Optimization of Nanoparticle and Nanostructure Production by Means of Electrical Discharges

Objective

The BUONAPART-E project aims to demonstrate that a physical nanoparticle synthesis process can be economically scaled-up to yield 100 kg/day production rate, which is the target rate mentioned in the Call Topic. The process is simple, versatile, and reliable. It avoids chemical precursors and solvents, while fully recycling the necessary inert carrier gas, resulting in a minimal impact on the environment. The process does not necessitate external heating of the inert gas, thereby keeping energy consumption low.

The main goal of the BUONAPART-E is to increase the production rate of a single basic unit in which the evaporation of the raw material is done by electric means by a factor of 10 to 100 and to implement necessary monitoring and collecting tools to ensure high quality product delivery.

Experimental results as well as literature data indicate that an energy efficiency of 100 kWh/kg has been reached for a single unit. The challenge addressed in BUONAPART-E, which can only be met with new knowledge of the hitherto unknown fundamental mechanisms taking place, is to obtain an increase in the production rate, while retaining energy efficiency. The process allows for the synthesis of different materials using the same production platform. The basic evaporation unit (called hereafter the Optimal Single Unit or ‘OSU’) is a set of electrodes. A large number of these units can be placed in a single housing, contributing to the cost-effectiveness of the process. The use of many single production units in parallel, which can be thoroughly optimized and tested on a lab scale for a given material, ensures that a highly-effective scale-up of the synthesis process in terms of cost and energy consumption is possible. Further equipment, such as pumps, power supply to the OSUs and the particle collection unit, can be scaled-up as single units leading to additional cost benefits.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
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Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 495 897
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Ms.)

Participants (20)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 472 480
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Pålsson (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 613 957
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Van Vugt (Ms.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 312 046
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörg Langwaldt (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 774 719
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Hafendörfer (Ms.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 138 000
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Németh (Ms.)
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 164 000
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Heinistö (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 267 960
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Magnetto (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 402 674
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiny Verbruggen (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTTECHNIK EV - IUTA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 760
Address
Bliersheimer Strasse 60
47229 Duisburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Kuhlbusch (Dr.)
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 142 899
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adriana Kluge (Ms.)
RAMEM SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 107
Address
Calle Sambara 33
28033 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raquel Sanz (Ms.)
METAL NANOPOWDERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 633
Address
Vincent Drive 97
B15 2SQ Birmingham
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isaac Chang (Dr.)
SOL VOLTAICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 127 342
Address
Ole Romers Vag 1
223 63 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Magnusson (Dr.)
FUNDACION PARA EL FOMENTO DEL SECTOR TEXTIL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 211 800
Address
Calle Els Telers 20
46870 Ontinyent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felipe Carrasco (Mr.)
PALAS GMBH PARTIKEL- UND LASERMASSTECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 278 255
Address
Greschbachstrasse 3B
76229 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Weiss (Dr.)
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 306 388
Address
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Perez (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 469 293
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
COORSTEK MEMBRANE SCIENCES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 331 718
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Kristian Vestre (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 281
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
DAS PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 720
Address
Cmno De Vera S/n Planta 2 Edificio 8F
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Menendez (Mr.)