Development of a center of expertise and pilot production installation for industrial flow processes in Flanders

ATOM 2 is a follow-up project that builds upon a previous Catalisti project, ATOM 1. In ATOM 1, a number of selected industrially relevant processes was studied for their applicability in flow in an attempt to make the challenging step from proof of concept at lab scale to trial runs at kilo scale. Key lessons learnt during this 2-year project include dealing with solid-liquid heterogeneous feed streams, viscosity change during the reaction and mass transfer limitations in liquid-liquid heterogeneous systems. Importantly, the encouraging results obtained were all on processes that are economically relevant.

The goal of ATOM 2 is to build upon the results accomplished in ATOM 1. In this follow-up project, an instream of relevant processes will be studied at lab scale and then scaled up to kilo scale. It is the intention to take an additional step in complexity of the processes studied. On the other hand, the project aims to get one step closer to industrialization, hence there will be a larger emphasis on the further scale up beyond the kilogram scale as well as on engineering aspects of a (pilot) production installation.

Project Details
Project type: ICON
Approved on: 26/10/2016
Duration: 31/10/2016 – 31/10/2020
Total budget: €3.181.789
Subsidy: €2.386.301
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