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European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors

Objective

The European chemical industry faces some very serious challenges if it is to retain its competitive position in the global economy. The new industries setting up in Asia and the Near East are based on novel process-intensification concepts, leaving Europe desperately searching for a competitive edge. The transition from batch to continuous micro- and milliflow processing is essential to ensure a future for the European fine-chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. However, despite the huge interest shown by both academia and industrial R&D, many challenges remain, such as the problems of reaction activation, channel clogging due to solids formation and the scaling up of these technologies to match the required throughput. COSMIC, the European Training Network for Continuous Sonication and Microwave Reactors, takes on these challenges by developing material- and energy-efficient continuous chemical processes for the synthesis of organic molecules and nanoparticles. The intersectoral and interdisciplinary COSMIC training network consists of leading universities and industry participants and trains 15 ESRs in the areas of flow technology, millifluidics and external energy fields (ultrasound and microwaves). These energy fields can be applied in structured, continuous milli-reactors for producing high-value-added chemicals with excellent yield efficiencies – in terms of throughput, waste minimization and product quality – that simply cannot be achieved with traditional batch-type chemical reactors. The chemical processes that are at the heart of COSMIC’s game-changing research are catalytic reactions and solids-forming reactions. COSMIC’s success, which is based on integrating chemistry, physics and process technology, will re-establish European leadership in this crucial field and provide it with highly trained young experts ready for dynamic careers in the European chemical industry.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 252 800,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MICROINNOVA ENGINEERING GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Europapark 1
8412 Allerheiligen Bei Wildon

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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
Südösterreich Steiermark West- und Südsteiermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SMART MATERIAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Lobtauer Strasse 69
01159 Dresden

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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
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WEBER ULTRASONICS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Im Hinteracker 7
76307 Karlsbad

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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
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
82 Rue Elisee Reclus
69150 Decines-charpieu

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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
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00