Projects

FUDIPO
Full Title: Future Directions of Production Planning and Optimized Energy- and Process Industries
Aim:

The FUDIPO project will integrate machine learning functions on a wide scale into several critical process industries, showcasing radical improvements in energy and resource efficiency and...

Concept:
The approach is to construct physical process models, which then are continuously adapted using “good data” while “bad data” is used for fault diagnostics. After learning, classification of data can...
Start date:
1 October, 2016
I-ThERM
Full Title: Industrial Thermal Energy Recovery Conversion and Management
Aim:

To develop and demonstrate technologies and processes for efficient and cost effective heat recovery from industrial facilities in the temperature range 70 oC to 1000 oC and the optimum...

Concept:
The project will focus on two-phase innovative heat transfer technologies (heat pipes-HP) for the recovery of heat from medium and low temperature sources and the use of this heat for; a) within the...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
IbD
Full Title: Intensified by Design® for the intensification of processes involving solids handling
Aim:

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)....

Concept:
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...
Start date:
1 September, 2015
iCspec
Full Title: in-line Cascade laser spectrometer for process control
Aim:

Develop gas analysers beyond the state-of-the-art for fast in-line multi-component monitoring of gas compositions in a process stream and to replace currently employed analysers as gas...

Concept:
Extend the established laser-based in-line gas sensing to the mid-infrared “chemical finger print” spectral range for multi-species detection and thus develop wide wavelength range Mid-IR laser gas...
Start date:
1 April, 2015
IMPROOF
Full Title: Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces
Aim:

The objective of the project IMPROOF is to drastically improve the energy efficiency of steam cracking furnaces by at least 20%, in a cost effective way, while simultaneously...

Concept:
One important way to reduce the energy input in steam cracking furnaces is to reduce coke formation on the reactor wall. The use of either advanced coil materials, combined with 3D reactor designs,...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
Indus3Es
Full Title: Industrial Energy and Environment Efficiency
Aim:

Indus3Es project focuses on the development and demonstration in real environment of heat recovery in large industrial systems. The Indus3Es project will develop an innovative Absorption Heat...

Start date:
1 October, 2015
INSPIRE
Full Title: Towards growth for business by flexible processing in customer-driven value chains
Aim:

INSPIRE aims at increasing the competitiveness of European manufacturing which depends on producing differentiated and high added value products in an efficient and sustainable manner, with...

Concept:
The project takes an interesting and valuable approach by bringing together the (downstream) manufacturing (“Factory of the Future”) community with the (upstream) process industry (SPIRE) community,...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
INSPIREWATER
Full Title: INSPIREWATER - Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management
Aim:

INSPIREWATER demonstrates a holistic approach for water management in the process industry using innovative technology solutions from European companies to increase water and resource efficiency...

Concept:
INSPIREWATER addresses non-technical barriers as well as technical, as innovation needs both components and demonstrates them in the steel and chemical industry. A flexible system for water...
Start date:
1 October, 2016