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Intelligence in PRocesses, Advanced Catalysts and Solvents (iPRACS)
Main organisation:Faculty of Applied Engineering
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2019 → Today
Organisation profile:iPRACS aims at supporting decisions in chemical process design by early stage projections of environmental and economic performance, with expertise focus on applied catalysis and green solvents. Given the thus far unknown validity of such projections based on early process ideas, iPRACS develops new methods in addition to currently usedlife cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic analysis (TEA), which are to date mainly used for assessment of processes at much higher technological readiness levels. This framework will internally also be used to give direction to the development of processes with a high potential for improved sustainability. Examples of such projects in the group's expertise domain are heterogenization of catalysis through metal organic frameworks (MOFs), application of deep eutectic solvents (DES) in (bio)catalysis, synthesis of monomers from fatty acids, and (thermos)chemical recycling of polymers.
Keywords:TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, SUSTAINABILITY, SOLVENTS, RECYCLING, POLYMERS, LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, GREEN CHEMISTRY, CIRCULAR MATERIALS, CATALYSIS, CHEMICAL PROCESS
Disciplines:Macromolecular and materials chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Sustainable chemistry, Catalysis and reacting systems engineering, Chemical product design and formulation, Process engineering, Sustainable and environmental engineering, Polymeric materials, Other materials engineering