The environmental challenge

The overall research theme is to optimise unit operations and their interaction as well as to create sustainability. This will be realised by reducing the consumption of raw materials and energy while minimising CO2 emissions.
The objective of the industry is to contribute to sustainable growth by meeting the Kyoto Protocol. However, the intention is to go even further and constantly pursue new standards in an effort to minimise the environmental impact.
Detailed knowledge of the individual processes is required to design CO2- and H2O-neutral production. The consumption in production can be analysed at full-scale level by using Process Analytical Technology (PAT), and the complex interactions can subsequently be integrated in a model in which the individual process dependencies can be examined and optimised.