IbD® will create a holistic platform for facilitating process intensification in processes in which solids are an intrinsic part, the cornerstone of which will be an intensified-by-design® (IbD). The IbD approach is hinged on the use of robust data about a process to ‘redesign’, modify, adapt and alter that process in a continuous, intensified system, and will be the new paradigm in the intensification of processes based on statistical, analytical and risk management methodologies in the design, development and processing of high quality safe and tailored chemicals, pharmaceuticals, minerals, ceramics, etc. under intensified processes. The IbD Project will deliver the EU process industry with an affordable and comprehensive devices-and-processes design-platform endeavoured to facilitate process intensification (PI), which specially targets -but is not limited to- solid materials processing.
Five PI industry case studies will be implemented in mining, ceramics, pharmaceutical, non-ferrous metals and chemical processes using the IbD approach and to validate the IbD methodologies, tools, PI modules, control and fouling remediation strategies and the ICT Platform itself for the industrial implementation of PI in processes involving solids. The Platform includes design modules for the commonest intensified reactors-Rotating fluidized beds, micro-structured reactor and spinning disk, among others, as well as a generic Module Builder -equipped with a set of both proprietary and third-parties design tools- for designs carried out on the basis of radically novel ideas. The IbD Platform output is basically a data set that comprises the intensified reactor design -ready to be built or assembled-, an optimised whole process design including the upstream/downstream intensified unit operations and their solids handling capability, as well as cleaning methods, etc. and the expected economic and environmental quantitative impacts.
LEITAT’s role in the project:.
- WP2: PI Impact Assessment Tool backlog, Computational Tool for PI Amelioration backlog, LCA of the case studies
Number of Contract: H2020/680565
Coordinator: INNOVACIO I RECERCA INDUSTRIAL I SOSTENIBLE SL
Email LEITAT manager in charge: Javier Casellas
Starts: 1st of September 2015
Duration: 36 months
|UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE||United Kingdom|
|TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT Oy||Finland|
|UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS||United Kingdom|
|ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN||Switzerland|
|TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN||The Netherlands|
|ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE||Spain|
|DYNAMIC & SECURITY COMPUTATIONS SL||Spain|
|FREEMAN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED||United Kingdom|
|REAY DAVID ANTHONY||United Kingdom|
|DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.||Germany|
|ASHE MORRIS LTD||United Kingdom|
|MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA||Italy|
|PYHASALMI MINE OY||Finland|