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in-line Cascade laser spectrometer for process control

Objective

Real-time measurements of multi-components in process streams respond to long demanded industry requirements of fast, accurate, reliable and economical process analyzers. The rise of such -yet unavailable– systems will lead to a paradigm change throughout the process control and production chain. Significant cost savings from the Total-Cost-of-Ownership to improved process efficiency will result. We focus on the development of compact, robust and maintenance-free sensors for fast in-line multi-species chemical composition measurements for process analytics of many technically relevant gases such as hydrocarbons. The projected sensors will replace state-of-the-art systems of elevated cost and pollution. We will extend established laser-based in-line gas sensing to the mid-infrared “chemical fingerprint” spectral range for multi-species detection. The developments base upon two key technologies: (1) The integration of mid-IR laser arrays and (2) the advancement of spectroscopic and chemometric data evaluation. Tasks performed today with extractive systems with a delayed response of several minutes will become available within seconds and negligible delay. Demonstrators will be integrated in the control loop of a petro-chemical plant allowing significant improvements as optimized product quality, minimized waste and thus less environmental pollution and increased safety in cases where hazardous conditions have to be detected without delay.
The consortium represents the whole value added chain with major players in the field of mid-IR laser sources and their integration (nanoplus, III-V Lab), as well as a major player in the field of process analyzing equipment (Siemens AG). The contributions of scientifically established universities and institutes (CEA Leti, Universität Würzburg and Politechnika Wroclawska) and one SME (Airoptic) complete together with a prominent representative of the petrochemical industry (PREEM AB) as end user the consortium.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 293 547

Participants (8)

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 875
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANOPLUS NANOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 776 483
Address
Oberer Kirschberg 4
97218 Gerbrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 350 972
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
III-V LAB

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 965 777
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIROPTIC SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 959 812
Address
Ul. Rubiez 46B Lok.
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PREEM AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 81 500
Address
Warfvinges Vag 45
11280 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIRSENSE
France
EU contribution
€ 600 966
Address
86 Rue De Paris Batiment Erable
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)