The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specialising in engineering science and technology. Its education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to:
- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the strategic areas of energy, health and smart mobility;
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry;
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.
With advanced quality research, the university contributes to the progress of technical sciences and thus the development of technological innovations. TU/e wants to give significant impetus to the knowledge-intensive industries and other social sectors with a high or rapidly evolving technology-intensity.
The research group Chemical Process Intensification (SPI) is a part of the faculty of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The main objective of the research group is the development of novel integrated reactor concepts based on improved fundamental knowledge using validated advanced (multi-phase) reactor models. This is achieved by employing a combination of state-of-the-art numerical models (at different levels of detail using the multi-level modelling approach), advanced (non-invasive) experimental techniques and experimental demonstration of novel reactor concepts (proof of concept).
The SPI group owns state-of-the-art equipment for catalyst characterisation, membrane characterisation and reactor characterisation. The equipment list includes, but is not limited to, magnetic suspension balance, two TGA, DSC, XRD, SEM, ICP, BET, viscometers, different membrane permeation setups, kinetic setups, reactor test rigs, different MS, GCs and inline analysers. Additionally, the group owns PC clusters for detailed modelling and has access to the central facilities of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, such as EDX, XRF, TEM, etc.