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Chemical process development, process technology and scale up

The testbed provides extensive equipment and expertise for the development of efficient and sustainable chemical processes.

An optimized chemical process is fundamental for creating a sustainable process from technical, regulatory, financial, safety, health and environmental perspectives. The testbed is designed for the development and optimization of continuous and batch processes along with scaling up from laboratory to pilot scale. The testbed offers chemical, chemical engineering and analytical expertise.

Examples of areas are:

  • High pressure and high temperature applications, up to 350 bar and 550°C in 0,5 L to 8 L scale.
  • Industrial process design, process development, optimization, up scaling and validation on a scale of 50 mL-100 L
  • Process development and testing of continuous process technology including reactions, crystallization, distillation and extraction on a scale of 1mL-5L
  • High capacity screening and optimization of chemical transformations including homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and enzymatic catalysis
  • Process safety evaluation and characterization
  • Unique expertise in industrial crystallization
  • Effective retrieval and analysis of experimental data via digital systems including automated test equipment and process analytical tools (UV-VIS, IR, NIR, RAMAN and FBRM)
  • Scale up and manufacturing of substances and materials for demonstration purposes
  • Testing of specific equipment and feasibility studies prior to investment decisions
  • Modelling of chemical processes including techno-economic analysis (TEA)

Examples of special equipment available in the testbed:

  • Continuous heat exchange reactor
  • Oscillatory baffled reactor for crystallization and two- and three-phase systems
  • High pressure and high temperature (<350 ° C, 103 bar) fixed bed flow reactor (flows <10 mL / min)
  • Batch reactors for high pressure and high temperature chemistry (45 mL - 8 L)
  • Centrifugal extractor
  • Thin film evaporator
  • Pressure filter
  • Distillation equipment for fractional batch distillation
  • Karr column for continuous extraction

Due to the flexibility of the testbed, it can be used for testing and developing of various processes such as for bio-based fuels, bio-based chemicals, fine- and bulk chemicals and pharmaceutical substances.  

Facts

Testbed name

Chemical process development, process technology and scale up

Testbed category

Isolated testbeds (IT)

Industry

Health and Life Sciences, Process industry

Area

Bioeconomy, Climate neutral industry, Chemical processes and products, Pharmaceuticals, Production and manufacturing, Risk and safety

Region

Region Stockholm