PureNano.

A purification/regeneration process of spent plating baths base on functionalized

Project Description

The surface treatment industry plays a major role in extending the life of metallic components used in various industrial sectors, as well as on providing high aesthetics in consuming products. The surface treatment sector is a relatively small sector compared to the whole of mechanical engineering and metalworking, but it is one of the most significant cross-sectorial manufacturing branches in the European economy.

The Global metal finishing market is growing at a CAGR of 6.50% during the period 2014-2020. Among all the segments in the market, the inorganic metal finishing market dominates the rest in terms of both market share and volume. Due to the increasing demand from end-user industries such as Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace and Consumer goods the global market for inorganic metal finishing technologies was worth 64.2 € billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 95.8 € billion with a CAGR of 6.91% by the end of 2020. Among the inorganic metal finishing technologies, inorganic metal finishing processes have the largest share of a market worth 42.1 € billion in 2014.

PureNano proposes an innovative, low cost, sustainable method for purification of plating baths which will lead to a significant extension of their lifetime (up to 10 times) that will have as a result decrease of operation expenditures of plating shops, decrease of environmental risks from transportation of spent baths and increase of process efficiency and products quality. It is based on the timely treatment of plating baths with functionalized magnetic nanoparticles that can absorb in their surface the contaminants and chemical species that are accumulated.

IDENER contributions

IDENER, during WP2, will provide the Specification on purification systems leading Task 2.2. They will have the role of designing of the purification system which is manufactured by Kampakas and will be installed at the premises of Gaser and Cnano. The company has vast experience in the design of large units including units for chemicals treatment. Thus, will provide key personnel with strong expertise in the respective research and development areas.

In WP5 IDENER will set up, design, install and run the process control for the prototype. They will follow Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) concepts and use MATLAB in order to optimize the purification process and its operation. These tasks will feedback WP6 in that demonstration activities will take place.

In collaboration with ISQ, they will be involved in WP7 regarding LCA/LCCA and eco-efficiency evaluation of the purification process. Under WP8 they will in very close collaboration with AXIA in order to organize the IPR strategy.

They will contribute to the dissemination & exploitation activities of WP9, undertaking tasks concerning knowledge management and IPR protection activities.

To sum up, IDENER will be involved in the followings Work Packages:

  • WP2 will provide specification concerning the Specification on purification systems leading Task 2.2 designing of the purification system which is manufactured by Kampakas and will be installed at the premises of Gaser and Cnano
  • In WP5 IDENER will set up, design, install and run the process control for the prototype following Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) concepts and use MATLAB in order to optimize the purification process and its operation. These tasks will feedback WP6 in that demonstration activities will take place.
  • In collaboration with ISQ IDENER will be involved in WP8 regarding LCA/LCCA and eco-efficiency evaluation of the purification process.
  • WP9: in very close collaboration with AXIA in order to organize the IPR strategy.
  • Contribute to the dissemination & exploitation activities of WP9, undertaking tasks concerning knowledge management and IPR protection activities.

Project Details

  • Client European Commission
  • Date 12 August, 2019
  • Tags Chemical Engineering, Environment, Expertise area, Funding type, Industrial technologies, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Public - H2020, Raw Materials, Research area
  • Programme Horizon 2020
  • Call ID H2020-SC5-2018
  • Client European Commission
  • Partners POLITECNICO DI MILANO (POLIMI), CAPTIVE SYSTEMS SRL (CaptiveS), RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB (RISE), NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA (NTUA), TECNOCHIMICA SRL (Technochimica), OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL (IDENER), KAMPAKAS METALLOURGIKI TECHNIKI EMPORIKI KAI VIOMICHANIKI AE (Kampakas), INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE (ISQ), CREATIVE NANO PC (Creative Nano), GASER OSSIDO DURO SRL (Gaser), AXIA INNOVATION UG (AXIA), ASFIMET SRL (ASFIMET).
  • Project cost € 4,246,490.00
  • Start date 1st June,2019
  • End date 1st June, 2022
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