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Life Cycle Assessment

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— Fabio Grimaldi, UCL The chemical process industry—and in particular the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries—is experiencing a transition from batch to continuous production. Currently, the conventional technologies in these sectors tend to be batch type, combined with mechanical mixing and conduction-based heat transfer, inherently leading to poor process control. As part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 European program, the COSMIC ...

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Cosmicologists – part 3

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And finally, the rest of us, dealing with the design and development of ultrasound and microwave flow reactors as well as the development of methodologies to evaluate the technical and sustainability performance of these developed technologies.   Dwayne Stephens: On completion of my masters in computational fluid dynamics I had to face a fact: I had barely scratched the surface of ...

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Cosmicologists – part 2

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More chemists! This part of the team focuses on applying ultrasound and microwaves to synthesize nano-particles, either for catalytic purposes or for health applications.  Some of these nano-particles will be used by our organic chemists, who were introduced in our first blog, in their organic synthesis reactions. Alessio Zuliani: After getting my MSc degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2015, I’ve ...

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