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Robust and affordable process control technologies for improving standards and optimising industrial operations

Objective

The Process Industries require a high degree of automation, monitoring, and advanced simulation and control for their often complex manufacturing processes and operations. Emphasis is on continuous or batch production, mixing, reaction and separation of materials of higher value. Indeed, increased globalisation and competition are drivers for process analytical technologies (PAT) that enable seamless process control, greater flexibility and cost efficiency.
ProPAT aims to develop novel sensors and analysers for providing measurements on composition, particle size and local bulk properties, as well as more traditional but smart sensors for measuring other process parameters, such as temperature, flowrate, pressure, etc., and integrate them into a versatile global control platform for data acquisition, data processing & mining and User Interface in order to measure properties of process streams and products, accurately and in real-time. The platform also provides self-learning and predictive capabilities aimed for dramatically reducing overcosts derived from even slight deviations from the optimum process.
Low cost MEMS-NIR spectroscopic and granulometric analysers, smart sensors for in batch and in continuous processes will be developed and integrated into the global control platform with the chemometric tools and the predictive software to deliver an integrated process control platform. ProPAT will enable near real time closed-loop process control to operate industrial processes at their optimum, both economically and environmentally, while ensuring high levels of quality. It will also allow the uptake of the Quality by Design for continuous process improvement. The project results will be validated in different processes and applications including milling of minerals, ceramics, metals, mixing and granulation of pharma products and polymerization of resins, and will represent a major step forward towards more efficient, reliable and sustainable industrial operation

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 000 400

Participants (15)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 478,75
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 450 318,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 925 762,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 670
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 17 500
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 812,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 225 886
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 230 006
Address
Clash
V92 Tralee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPECTRAL ENGINES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 529 656
Address
Kutomotie 18
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VTT MEMSFAB OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 209 150
Address
Tietotie 3
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 112,50
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKI LEFKOLITHI ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI VIOMIHANIKI NAFTILIAKI KAI EMPORIKI ETERIA (Grecian Magnesite Mining Industrial Shipping and Commercial Company Societe Anonyme)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 237 290
Address
Michalakopoulou Str. 45
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 750
Address
Great West Road 980
TW89GS Brentford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIOMICHANIA RITINON MEGARON ANASTASIOS FANIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 319 617,50
Address
38Th Km Neo Athinon Korinthou Attiki
19100 Megara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 750
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)