Project duration: 1 October 2016 – 30 September 2019
The INSPIRE network brings infrastructure & expertise together on innovative and breakthrough Process Intensification technologies for continuous separation of critical materials. These process intensification technologies strive to maximize the transfer of mass, momentum and heat and hence drastically increase separation efficiencies. The network aims at identifying the promising intensification technologies for the particular aim of separating and purifying metal ions, metal oxides and metal salts from liquid mixtures.
The solution (technology)
The infrastructure consists of structured flow systems, possibly actuated with non-contact energy forms such as light, ultrasound, microwaves, electrical fields, etc. These systems are used for intensifying separation processes in the fields of crystallization, precipitation, chromatographic separation, reactive extraction and membrane separation.
- Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium (Lead Partner)
- Arkema, France
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, National Research Council), Italy
- Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden
- Lodz University of Technology, Poland
- MEAM BVBA, Belgium
- Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), the Netherlands
- University of Limerick, Ireland
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