To design, develop and test the best possible heterogeneous catalyst(s) for the title process; to arrive at a broadly applicable catalyst system, durable and effective under well-defined process conditions.
The four participating groups, from Leiden University (2), LERCSI-EHICS (Strasbourg), and Universidad Complutense (Madrid), combine theoretical, inorganic-material, surface-chemical, organodynamic, mechanistic, analytical, and technological expertise. The 3-year project involves both lab-studies, in Leiden and Strasbourg (small scale packed flow reactors) - with a variety of model volatile organic halogen compounds (V-OHC) - and bench/pilot scale experiments (Spain) - with real combustion gases, also amended with V-OHC.
I. Founding phase : Selection and testing of existing catalysts. Construction of a bench scale "slip stream" reactor (Spain). Rational preparation and screening of novel catalysts. Characterisation of catalysts before and after use.
II. Building phase : Developing, testing, and characterisation of (improved ?) catalysts. Selected catalysts (novel and existing) are subjected to in-depth studies : Performance, life (lab-scale, with model V-OHC).
III. Consolidation : Final lab-scale tests, characterisations. Extended time runs, with variety of V-OHC, mimicking practical conditions. "Know-how and know why" in surface/inorganic chemistry and reaction kinetics, to define best catalysts.
To define best technology : scope, optimalisation, durability and robustness, physical kinetics. Reporting.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts