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IN Sltu study and DEvelopment of processes involving nanoPORous Solids

Objective

Nonporous materials play an important role in chemical industry. They are abundantly used as catalysts, catalyst supports and membranes and form the basis of new technologies, involving energy storage, novel reactions etc, mainly due to their unique structural or surface properties, which can be properly tailored to meet the process needs. The complete characterization of nonporous materials still remains a difficult and controversial problem, mainly due to the difficulty in representing accurately the complex morphology of the pore matrix. To this end, the application of combined techniques aided by advanced model analysis is of major importance as it is the most powerful tool currently available. On the other hand, no matter how thorough and complete the characterization, it is pointless if not related to the process under consideration, since a very important parameter in any application is the materials' ability to retain their properties over a certain time period. The "changes" induced on materials during their utilisation in specific applications, although often underestimated, are highly relevant and moreover crucial for the economic viability of the process. In this context, INSIDE Pores Noël aims at the congregation of diverse expertise in the nonporous materials field in order to develop methodologies for the "in situ" application of both static and dynamic techniques and their combinations as a tool to probe the evolution of properties, which are relevant to specific processes that involve nonporous solids. These processes span from materials synthesis (where particle size control, crystallization kinetics etc. play a significant role in the product) to their final application (where the evolution of phenomena occurring within the porous structure is critical). This is the starting point for the development of novel "smart" alternative industrial processes that can take into account the evolution of properties of the nonporous materials.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Address
Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou & Neapoleos
Ag. Paraskevi, Attikis, Athens
Greece

Participants (11)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange N°3
Paris
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
Leipzig
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN (UA)
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
Antwerpen
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Harilaou-thermi Road
Thessaloniki
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
SINTEF- STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Nl-2628 Vk Delft