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A Multiscale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processes using Nano-Structured Materials (NanoSim)

Objective

The objective of the NanoSim project is to create an efficient and cost effective multi-scale simulation platform based on free and open-source codes. This platform will connect models spanning a wide range of scales from the atomic scale through the particle and cluster scales, the industrial equipment scale and the full system scale.
To support the information flow and data sharing between different simulation packages, the NanoSim project will develop an open and integrated framework for numerical design called Porto to be used and distributed in terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). A core co-simulation platform called COSI (also licensed as LGPL) will be established based on existing CFDEMcoupling (an open source particle and continuum modelling platform).
To establish this software tool, the project will develop and improve models to describe the relevant phenomena at each scale, and will then implement them on the next coarser scale. This scientific coupling between scales will be supported by sophisticated software and data management in such a way that the actual model implementation in various software packages will be fully automatic.
The resulting open source software platform will be used to facilitate the rational design of second generation gas-particle CO2 capture technologies based on nano-structured materials with a particular focus on Chemical Looping Reforming (CLR). However, the final NanoSim platform will be sufficiently generic for application in a wide range of gas-particle contacting processes.
Finally, the NanoSim project will demonstrate the capabilities of this multi-scale software platform to custom design an industrial scale reactor/process in a way that most effectively leverages the superior reactivity and tailored selectivity of any specific nano-structured material. Such efficient process optimization capabilities will maximize the economic benefits of nano-structured materials through process intensification.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 285 752,25
Administrative Contact
Hønstad Tove Lillian (Ms.)

Participants (8)

ANDRITZ ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Waagner Biro Platz 1
8074 Raaba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Treiber (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 344 866,80
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adela Roller (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 472 007
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 263 140,40
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hervé Perthuis (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 813 798,90
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars E. Onsøyen (Mr.)
DCS COMPUTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 360 236
Address
Industriezeile 35
4020 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Scharinger (Ms.)
ANDRITZ AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 87 120
Address
Stattegger Strasse 18
8045 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Treiber (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 261 078,65
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosa Quinta Ferreira (Prof.)