- Start dateOctober 1, 2015
- Runtime54 months
- ContactGeoffrey Schouten
There is no doubt that centrifugal contactors, such as RPBs, could provide significant improvement of separation processes in the chemical industry. This technology seems potentially suitable for replacing or debottlenecking current unit operations which suffer from mass or heat transfer limitations.
The aim of the proposed project is to evaluate and quantify the potential of the HiGEE technology by developing the fundamental know-how and understanding of centrifugal contactors, leading to proper scaling rules for these contactors (which are currently not available), and by performing experimental industrial case studies.