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Key elements for application of microreactors in multiphasic catalytic chemistries

Objective

The proposed programme will develop technologies which demonstrate microreactor implementation for 'high speed chemistry'. This dramatically improves the effectiveness of chemical syntheses. The programme will design, fabricate and demonstrate High Throughput Experimentation (HTE) systems. The devices will rapidly optimise catalysts and new chemical syntheses in three selected real world applications: The formation of multiple stock chemicals from methane, synthesis of optimised new functional chemicals for oil field operations and asymmetric chiral synthesis of pharmaceutical precursors. The project will also explore via a number of risk reduction projects, the means by which these devices can be used to rapidly scale up synthesis through parallel scale out of novel microreactor-based plant.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES LIMITED
Address
Dawley Road Hayes
UB3 1HH Hayes,middlesex
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

BP CHEMICALS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Poplar House Chertsey Road
TW16 7LL Sunbury-on-thames
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69366 Lyon
INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 18-20
55129 Mainz
RHODIA ORGANIQUE
France
Address
85 Avenue Des Freres Perret
69192 St.fons
ROGALAND RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Prof. Olav Hanssens Vei 15
4091 Stavanger
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Torrington Place 2-16
WC1E 7JE London
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
Plassey Technological Park
61 Limerick
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Cathedral Street 295 - Thomas Graham Building
G1 1XL Glasgow