Flow-through reactor for research on syntheses and processes with automation
About the project
The aim of the project was to develop a new product: a flow reactor for research on syntheses and processes with automation. The developed reactor operates in the mode of continuous dosing of liquid and gas to a pressurized vessel in the geometry of an elongated cylinder, filled with a suitable bed for optimal mixing of the reactants and continuous removal of the product at controlled temperatures. The system is dedicated to reactions requiring high pressures up to not less than 100 bar, high temperatures up to not less than 200 degrees C, flow control of at least one liquid in the range of not less than 0.1 ml / min to 5 ml / min and not less than one gas dispensed from cylinders or systems. The reactor will be used by scientists for research into innovative materials and processes. The solution is open to expansion, it provides remote control, data archiving and programming of parameters in a simple way, without specialist knowledge of the construction and operation of controllers. RIC Pro-Akademia expanded the system to support multi-functional, automated tests with flow control of no less than four liquids, no less than three reaction gases and a temperature-controlled pre-reaction pre-reaction zone, the so-called preheating. End users were involved in the process of developing and implementing the innovation - incl. in terms of identifying needs, testing the prototype with their participation, reviewing, conclusions and summing up the implementation. The most important result of the project as a whole was the start of offering a new product by the company ZOTO NK, which contributed to the expansion of the company's markets and offer, increasing its revenues, as well as the possibility of implementing other innovative projects.
The project was co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020, sub-measure 2.3.2 "Innovation vouchers for SMEs".