IbD

By | October 26, 2015
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IbDIbD® 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

Web: ibd-project.eu

Starts: 1st of September 2015

Duration: 36 months

Partners

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE United Kingdom
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT Oy Finland
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS United Kingdom
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN Switzerland
LEITAT Spain
HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG Germany
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN The Netherlands
OULUN YLIOPISTO Finland
STIFTELSEN TEL-TEK Norway
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
ALMIRALL SA Spain
SANOFI-AVENTIS S.A. Spain
OUTOTEC Finland
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA Italy
EUROATOMIZADO SA Spain
PYHASALMI MINE OY Finland

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