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Use of supercritical conditions for developing eco-efficient processes in chemical industry

Objective

This project investigates the possibility of developing innovative processes for a sustaillable chemistry exploring new synthetic catalytic routes in supercritical fluids (SFCs) as alternative reaction media which provides environmental friendly approaches to improve the environmental impact of current commercial processes and be a breakthrough technology towards super selective catalysis. Specifically, this project will demonstrate the techno-economical feasibility of two classes of large- scale reactions of industrial relevance in supercritical conditions:
(1) transal- kylation of alkylaromatics and
(2) oxidation of alkylaromatics.
The use of SCFs (scCO2) as environmental friendly solvents in catalytic reactions is pointed out.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTM - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via Le Risorgimento 4
40136 Bologna
Italy

Participants (5)

L'AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
Chemin De La Porte Des Loges 1, Les Loges En Josa
78354 Jouy-en-josas
LONZA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Del Pruneto 40
52027 San Giovanni Valdarno
POLIMERI EUROPA SRL
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 4
72100 Brindisi
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
S/n,avenida De La Complutense S/n Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 2AD Reading / Silchester