Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Lead: Research Center Jülich (FZJ)
AURO Pflanzenchemie AG, Braunschweig, Germany
Amino GmbH, Frellstedt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Cargill Deutschland GmbH, Krefeld, Germany
University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Technical University Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
The cooperative project "Scalable production technology of micro-scale and milli-scale for energy-efficient, continuous production in process industries" aims to implement a transition from batch to continuous production by using milli- and micro-scale components, and integrated measurement methods.
Many production processes in the process indutsries are performed in batch mode. The advantage of this is the high flexibility of the planst in timing and product variation. However quality issues, low automation, high effort for cleaning (especially for multi product installations) heat integration is often impossible, all in all the processes are often inefficient. The Project Mi2pro aims at the transformation of batch to conti processes using milli- and microstructured devices and integrated measurement processes.
The transformation of batch processes in energy and resource-efficient continuous processes is the target of the project. This will be achieved by modular scalable labor set-us coupled with process spectroscopic real time analytics. Experimental results will be the input in Modelling and Simulation to optimize process control.