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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
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Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 800 320
Administrative Contact
Claudia Bettaccini (Dr.)

Participants (10)

European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 295 200
Address
Rond-point Schuman 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefano Vannuzzi (Mr.)
SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 126 658
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rene Bos (Dr.)
INNOVAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Beaumont Close
0X16 1TQ Banbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eoghan Mcalpine (Dr.)
SASOL TECHNOLOGY (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 835
Address
Purdie Building North Haugh
KY16 9ST St Andrews
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Boyter Brown (Dr.)
REPSOL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 367 358
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pilar De Frutos Escrig (Dr.)
HYBRID CATALYSIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 283 200
Address
Den Dolech 2
5612 AZ Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Abbenhuis (Dr.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 099 537,50
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Jurgen Makarowki (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 616 120
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 758 091,50
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent L.N.I.H. Nelissen (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 609 467
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez Arroyo (Ms.)