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Robust and affordable process control technologies for improving standards and optimising industrial operations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637232

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 882 260,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 484 160,50

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

Objective

The Process Industries require a high degree of automation, monitoring, and advanced simulation and control for their often complex manufacturing processes and operations. Emphasis is on continuous or batch production, mixing, reaction and separation of materials of higher value. Indeed, increased globalisation and competition are drivers for process analytical technologies (PAT) that enable seamless process control, greater flexibility and cost efficiency.
ProPAT aims to develop novel sensors and analysers for providing measurements on composition, particle size and local bulk properties, as well as more traditional but smart sensors for measuring other process parameters, such as temperature, flowrate, pressure, etc., and integrate them into a versatile global control platform for data acquisition, data processing & mining and User Interface in order to measure properties of process streams and products, accurately and in real-time. The platform also provides self-learning and predictive capabilities aimed for dramatically reducing overcosts derived from even slight deviations from the optimum process.
Low cost MEMS-NIR spectroscopic and granulometric analysers, smart sensors for in batch and in continuous processes will be developed and integrated into the global control platform with the chemometric tools and the predictive software to deliver an integrated process control platform. ProPAT will enable near real time closed-loop process control to operate industrial processes at their optimum, both economically and environmentally, while ensuring high levels of quality. It will also allow the uptake of the Quality by Design for continuous process improvement. The project results will be validated in different processes and applications including milling of minerals, ceramics, metals, mixing and granulation of pharma products and polymerization of resins, and will represent a major step forward towards more efficient, reliable and sustainable industrial operation

Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 000 400

Participants (16)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 234 478,75

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 450 318,75

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 925 762,50

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 216 670

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 17 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 812,50

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 225 886

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 230 006

SPECTRAL ENGINES OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 529 656

VTT MEMSFAB OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 209 150

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 112,50

ELLINIKI LEFKOLITHI ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI VIOMIHANIKI NAFTILIAKI KAI EMPORIKI ETERIA (Grecian Magnesite Mining Industrial Shipping and Commercial Company Societe Anonyme)

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 237 290

GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 750

VIOMICHANIA RITINON MEGARON ANASTASIOS FANIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 319 617,50

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637232

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 882 260,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 484 160,50

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain