Four global challenges
process intensification can tackle
Today, all companies have sustainability at the top of their list of priorities. From energy saving to waste disposal and recycling, from emissions reduction to alternative energy forms and transfer mechanisms, PI helps them achieve their goals.
By designing processes using a modular approach manufacturers can produce much more cheaply and achieve better control too. In the distributed manufacturing context, the same module can be used for different processes and at different locations which reduces costs and complexity. Also, factories could become much more mobile in this way – ideal in countries with limited existing infrastructure.
The term ‘digitalisation’ refers to a very broad range of topics including AI, machine learning, robotization, data mining and the Internet of Things. Higher levels of automation depend on digitalisation for process equipment to become more autonomous and to develop the Industry 4.0 tools of tomorrow.
Manufacturing of advanced materials
Process intensification equipment and methods can play important role in the production of novel advanced materials with tailored functionalities, in particular those which are hard to produce with conventional technologies.