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Integration of Nanoreactor and multisite CAtalysis for a Sustainable chemical production

Integration of Nanoreactor and multisite CAtalysis for a Sustainable chemical production

Objective

The project concept is to combine nanoreactor technology with multisite solid catalyst design to achieve a safer, cleaner and intensified chemical production. The project ideas are the following: (i) From micro- to nano-reactors. Actual microreactor have channels of micrometric size. We will develop a new concept based on the use of nanometric size channels. (ii) Vectorial pathway for multisite catalytic reactions. A limit in cascade (or domino) reactions is that there is no possibility to control the sequence of reactions of transformation of a reactant in a multisite catalyst. The concept of vectorial pathway for multisite catalytic reactions is based on the idea of an ordered sequence of catalytic sites along the axial direction of the channels of a membrane, in order to control the sequence of transformation. (iii) Dynamic nanoreactor. The concept of dynamic nanoreactor is based on the transient generation of toxic reactants inside the nanoreactor and the immediate conversion, in order to eliminate the storage of these reactants (which is minimized, but not eliminated in on-site or on-demand approaches). The project concept is that the implementation of innovative and safer pathways for sustainable chemical production requires making a step forward in the development of catalyst-reactor design along the lines indicated above. The project applies above ideas to three reactions of synthesis of large-volume chemicals which are relevant example of innovative pathways for sustainable chemical production: (1) direct synthesis of H2O2, (2) PO synthesis with in-situ generated H2O2 and (3) solvent-free synthesis of DPC with in-situ transient generation of phosgene. The consortium has a clear industrial leadership, with sixth major companies and two SMEs, and four academic partners, plus the participation of the durable institution of the NoE IDECAT.

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Address

Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 800 320

Administrative Contact

Claudia Bettaccini (Dr.)

Participants (10)

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European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 295 200

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 126 658

INNOVAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 400

SASOL TECHNOLOGY (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 835

REPSOL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 367 358

HYBRID CATALYSIS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 283 200

BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 099 537,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 616 120

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 758 091,50

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 609 467

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 245988

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 314 737

  • EU contribution

    € 5 477 187

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy