Financing:

   

 
Management
 
The Management Structure follows the principals which are stated in the Final Application Guide composed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 
Management Bodies


Region of Central Macedonia
(RCM)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(AUTH)

University of Macedonia
(UOM)

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas
(CERTH)

Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece
(SEPVE)
Federation of Industries of Northnern Greece
(FING)
Thessaloniki Technology Park
(TTP)
Research Commitee of AUTH
 
 
 
Polymers optimization software
Organisations responsible for implementation of the task
• Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI)- National Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) http://cperi.certh.gr 

Task Description
The major contribution of the CAD software programs is achieved through the development of modern mathematical models for simulation, design, optimization and control together with the embodiment of real-time process optimization programs. These functionalities are provided to the user-engineer via a user-friendly environment within the concept of the open architecture.
These advanced modeling tools can simulate a wide range of polymerization mechanisms, reaction media and reactor types including:
• Bulk, solution and suspension free-radical (co)polymerization in continuous stirred tank and batch reactors,
• Emulsion (co)polymerization reactors,
• High-pressure polyethylene tubular reactors and autoclaves,
• Ziegler-Natta solution and slurry (co)polymerization in tank and loop reactors,
• Catalytic olefin gas-phase copolymerizations in continuous stirred bed reactors and fluidized bed reactors, based on detailed dynamic models encompassing all knowledge and understanding on the polymerization process under consideration, a comprehensive set of kinetic mechanisms for calculating the physical properties, phase equilibrium and molecular and morphological properties of the polymerization mixture, and database and general thermodynamic libraries support.

Expected Results
With the aforementioned functionalities, the software makes it possible to simulate polymer processes in a simple and straightforward manner bringing significant business benefits to a polymer producer, including:
• Throughput and Yield Optimization: Maximize the production rate for each polymer grade and minimize the formation of by-products.
• Process Troubleshooting and Analysis: Models can be used to pinpoint process and equipment problems. They will also help engineers to understand process-product quality relationship and troubleshoot product quality problems.
• Grade Transition Strategies: Develop grade transition strategies that will minimize the transition time and the amount of off-spec polymer.
• New Grade Studies: Perform "process test runs" with polymer models to develop new polymer grades, thus minimizing the number of pilot or plant trials.
• Debottlenecking Studies: Analyze current process bottlenecks and assist in scale-up of existing polymer lines including reactor modifications, etc.
• Design Advanced Control Systems: Polymer models can be used to support the development/implementation of advanced process control.

Task Manager
Costas Kiparissides
Tel: +30 2310 498.210
E-mail: certh@certh.gr 
 
 
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