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Integrated Control and Sensing for Sustainable Operation of Flexible Intensified Processes

Objective

Intensified continuous processes are a key innovation of the last decade for the production of high quality, high value and customer-specific products at competitive prices in a sustainable fashion. To realize the potential of this technology, key steps must be made towards long-term stable, tightly controlled and fully automated production. The goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products meeting high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants but the results will be transferable also to large-scale continuous processes.
The research and development is driven by industrial case studies from three different areas, spanning the complete value chain of chemical production: complex organic synthesis, speciality polymers, and formulation of complex liquids.
Innovative PAT technology will be developed for online concentration measurements (mid-resolution process NMR), for the online non-invasive measurement of rheological properties of complex fluids, and for continuous measurements of fouling in tubular reactors. New model-based adaptive control schemes based on innovative PAT technology will be developed. The project results will be validated in industrial pilot plants for all three types of processes, including validation in production containers that have been developed in the F3 Factory project. Further, methods for sensor failure monitoring, control performance monitoring and engineering support for PAT-based solutions will be developed.
The exploitation of the new technologies will be facilitated by a tool for technology evaluation and economic impact assessment. A Cross-sectorial Advisory Board supports the transfer of PAT technologies and adaptive control to neighboring sectors of the European processing industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2014

Coordinator

BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Net EU contribution
€ 914 000,00
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 626 000,00
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 804 865,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 312 210,00
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main

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Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INVITE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 645 023,75
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 50
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
BASF SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 300 250,00
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 365 000,00
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 207 000,00
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari

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Isole Sardegna Cagliari
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
KROHNE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 326 875,00
Address
Ludwig Krohne Str 5
47058 Duisburg

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 300 625,00
Address
9 Rue Des Cuirassiers, Immeuble Silex 2 Solvay
69003 Lyon

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
INNO TSD
France
Net EU contribution
€ 210 875,00
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
COATEX SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 188 326,25
Address
Rue Ampere 35 Zi Lyon Nord
69730 Genay

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ATLAN-TEC SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 257 000,00
Address
Hanns Martin Schleyer Strasse 18a
47877 Willich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Viersen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00