IMPULSE aims at effective, targeted integration of innovative process equipment such as microreactors, compact heat exchangers, thin-film devices and other micro and/or meso-structured components, to attain radical performance enhancement for whole proces s, thereby contributing to significant improvement in supply-chain sustainability for the chemical industry. IMPULSE offers new opportunities by encouraging the use of flexible, integrated equipment and process units with appropriately targeted multiscale structuring. The IMPULSE approach represents a PARADIGM SHIFT in chemical engineering : Rather than adapting operating conditions to equipment limitations, IMPULSE proposes to adapt the equipment, structure and process architecture to enable achievemen t of the most desirable operating conditions for a given physicochemical transformation. Impulse goals include proof of principle in several supply-chain sectors (pharma, fine chemicals, consumer goods), validated business models (e. g., distributed prod uction, mass customization, etc.), teachable generic design methodology and optimization and decision criteria for ecoefficiency.
Fields of science
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
Call for proposal
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