New continuous reactor developed by Certech
Within the framework of the Intense4Chem projects portfolio funded by the European Regional Development fund (ERDF), Certech is developing continuous flow reactors to achieve the hydrothermal synthesis or treatment of inorganic particles. Using continuous reactors allows reducing the size of the installations, intensifying the heat and mass transfer and eliminating the “dead times” related to the feeding, heating, cooling and discharging cycles inherent to a batch process. The safety, the overall efficiency of the process and the product characteristics are as such significantly improved.
Figure 1: poly-acrylate (a) and stainless steel (b) 3D-printed reactors for the continuous hydrothermal synthesis / treatment of inorganic particles.