These new projects further RAPID's mission to promote process intensification (PI) in the chemicals, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries. CTO Jim Bielenberg added, " Not only do the projects selected contribute to our focus areas but also offer novel approaches and real costs savings for industry if commercialized and implemented."
TECHNICAL R&D PROJECTS
(1) Modular Catalytic Partial Oxidation Reactors using Microstructured Catalyst Structures with Combined High Thermal Conductivity and Flame Extinction to Enable High Per Pass Conversion of Non-Diluted Reactants
(2) High Purity Ethanol Without Distillation: Carbon Nanotube Enabled Ethanol Dewatering
(3) Use of Power Ultrasound for Nonthermal, Nonequilibrium Separation of Ethanol/Water Solutions
Partner Organizations – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Carnegie Mellon University, Archer Daniels Midland, Flint Hills Resources