Catalytic pyrolysis and solvolysis
Both our expertise and our equipment are dedicated to work on public and industrial-funded projects in the field of recycling, solid waste valorisation in a continuous mode as well as extraction and purification of biomaterials for a medical use.
Our expertise in process intensification covers numerous applications such as:
- Treatment of liquid hydrocarbons
An intensified reactor was designed to perform a continuous chemical treatment of liquid hydrocarbons under high pressure and temperature.
Compared to a classical process, this equipment and this process reduce the residence time in the reactor from several hours to a few minutes. This improvement results in a reduction of the capital investment for the customer.
- Catalytic cracking of solid plastic waste
An intensified reactor has been developed for the continuous thermal treatment of solid plastic waste, in order to produce liquid hydrocarbons. This system provides a solution both to the heat transfer and to the heterogeneous materials feeding issues, well-known in classical batch processes.
- Valorisation of biomass by solvolysis
Work is in progress at Certech to valorise biobased waste by solvolysis using green solvents in sub- or supercritical conditions (high temperature and pressure). The sustainability of these products will be increased by the use of a renewable energy.