Smart and CO2 neutral Olefin Production by arTificial Intelligence and MAchine Learning

01 August 2021 → 31 December 2026
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Reacting systems
additives heat transfer
Other information
Project description

Novel additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies are paving the way for improved development and construction of parts in many sectors. As a result, there is increased demand for methodologies, parts or technologies utilising these breakthroughs. In this context, the EU-funded OPTIMA project will develop novel 3D reactor technology for chemical reactors that employ additive manufacturing. This technology promises to improve selectivity and heat transfer from its rivals and expand our knowledge of mass transfer, kinetics and heat transfer. The project will show the advantages of incorporating a large eddy simulation platform with finite rate chemistry for turbulent reacting flows. It will reshape the chemical industry through a novel methane conversion into a platform molecule process.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University represented by Laboratory of Chemical Technology led by Prof. Van Geem will play a significant role in work packages 1, 3, 5 and is committed to: Perform CFD study of combustion inside thermal cracking furnace validated against experimental pilot scale and industrial data and determine coking trends and impact of high emissivity coatings on heat transfer efficiency and system energy balance Carry out experimental study of the super-dry reforming (SR) of CO2 with methane process at lab and pilot scale (LCT has a lab-scale experimental rig now and is also building a pilot scale experimental rig).
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