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Integrated Control and Sensing for Sustainable Operation of Flexible Intensified Processes

Objective

Intensified continuous processes are a key innovation of the last decade for the production of high quality, high value and customer-specific products at competitive prices in a sustainable fashion. To realize the potential of this technology, key steps must be made towards long-term stable, tightly controlled and fully automated production. The goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products meeting high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants but the results will be transferable also to large-scale continuous processes.
The research and development is driven by industrial case studies from three different areas, spanning the complete value chain of chemical production: complex organic synthesis, speciality polymers, and formulation of complex liquids.
Innovative PAT technology will be developed for online concentration measurements (mid-resolution process NMR), for the online non-invasive measurement of rheological properties of complex fluids, and for continuous measurements of fouling in tubular reactors. New model-based adaptive control schemes based on innovative PAT technology will be developed. The project results will be validated in industrial pilot plants for all three types of processes, including validation in production containers that have been developed in the F3 Factory project. Further, methods for sensor failure monitoring, control performance monitoring and engineering support for PAT-based solutions will be developed.
The exploitation of the new technologies will be facilitated by a tool for technology evaluation and economic impact assessment. A Cross-sectorial Advisory Board supports the transfer of PAT technologies and adaptive control to neighboring sectors of the European processing industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 914 000

Participants (14)

ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 139 500
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 626 000
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 804 865
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 210
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVITE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 645 023,75
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 50
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Research Organisations
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 250
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KROHNE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 875
Address
Ludwig Krohne Str 5
47058 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 300 625
Address
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNO TSD
France
EU contribution
€ 210 875
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COATEX SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 188 326,25
Address
Rue Ampere 35 Zi Lyon Nord
69730 Genay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATLAN-TEC SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 000
Address
Hanns Martin Schleyer Strasse 18A
47877 Willich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)