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Consumer oriented solids transport technology

Objective

Caking or solidification of solid products during transport or storage is an expensive burden on the European Chemical Industry and adds costs to the user. The project was identified as a critical industrial need by the SPIN Thematic Network and aims to develop a scientific understanding of caking, which will supersede current time consuming and wasteful empirical methods. Project deliverables will be: the knowledge of what mechanisms and fundamental particle properties are responsible for caking behaviour; which material properties can be exploited to generate anti-caking agents a software tool for the prediction of caking and the ability to select specific anti-caking agents for particular products. This should lead to reduced supply chain costs, a faster time to market, improved quality of products and therefore improve the competitiveness of the European Chemical industry in the global market.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES OF TRIER
Address
Am Hasselt, Geb. 16/018
55761 Birkenfeld (Nahe)
Germany

Participants (7)

BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl-bosch-strasse 38
67056 Ludwigshafen
BP LAVERA SNC
France
Address
Avenue D'auguette
13117 Lavera
DSM RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
Address
Koestraat 3
6160 MD Geleen
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
2,Vuorimiehentie 2A
02015 Hut
NOVOZYMES A/S
Denmark
Address
Novo Allee, Build 6E
2880 Bagsvaerd
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
4/5,Volkmaroder Strasse 4/5
38104 Braunschweig
YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA
Norway
Address
Bygdoy Alle 2
0240 Oslo