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Second ADVANCE-FSP Workshop, 17December 2013

It is a great pleasure to announce the Second ADVANCE-FSP Workshop on Industrial Nanoparticle Production & Applications which will take place on 17th December at the facilities of Technological Centre Lurederra in Los Arcos (Navarre).

This Workshop will represent the opportunity to show to interested parties how the nanotechnology is already in our near lives in different fields through the contribution of industrial users and producers of nano based products. ADVANCE-FSP Workshop will allow being in contact and seeing in-situ real applications of nanotechnology, also showing the last advances in industrial technology for production of nanoparticles. More specifically, the largest Flame Spray Pyrolysis line in the world with a production capacity of 5 kg/h of simple and complex nano-oxides will be presented.

Speakers expert in FSP technology as ETH Zürich and Technological Centre Lurederra, the German company HECHT Technologie expert in safety handling of solids, the nanoproduct producer company TECNAN and also renowned Spanish companies like ACCIONA and Jofemar leading in the use of nanotechnology will contribute with lectures in their fields.

Attendance is free but places are limited, if you are interested confirm your attendance to Angélica Pérez (angelica.perez@lurederra.es) before 13th December.
European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 228885 is funding this workshop.

Start: Dec17 2013-9:30
End: Dec17 2013-15:00
Location: Technological Centre Lurederra
Area Industrial Perguita,
C/A nº 1. 31210 Los Arcos, Navarra (España)

To see the agenda, click here

The field of nanotechnology and its applications are growing rapidly in recent years. The global market of manufactured products incorporating nanotechnology was 35 billion Euro in 2006, and it is projected to reach 1.8 trillion Euro by 2014. In turn, the market of nano-oxides was 166 million Euro in 2006, being estimated to reach 760 million Euro by 2011.

However, in the production of nanoparticles remains a critical issue regarding its cost effectiveness. Nanoparticles are currently being produced at industrial level by diverse technologies that are time consuming, and involve several production steps. Flame spray pyrolysis (FSP), is an extremely powerful technology with the capability to synthesise in only one step a very large variety of advanced inorganic nanoparticles. Production in only one step results in important savings in time, energy and cost.

However, FSP technology is still confined to laboratory-scale production in the maximum range of a few hundred grams per hour. The innovative aim of the project Advance-FSP will be the design and construction of a prototype industrial FSP nanoparticle production line, one order of magnitude higher than whatever is currently available, suitable to achieve at a continuous and trouble-free production level of 5kg/h the same results regarding nature and size (in the range of 10nm) of nanoparticles as obtained in the small FSP laboratory reactors currently used, validating the technology developed by the production in industrial operating conditions of 10 kg of ZrO2, 10kg of CeO2, 20kg of CeO2/ZrO2 in different proportions, 5kg of Pd/CeO2/ZrO2 and 1.5kg of Pt/CeO2/ZrO2.

The Advance-FSP consortium is composed of six companies, four universities and two research centres. The industrial companies participating in Advance-FSP include Engineering Surfaces Ltd (United Kingdom), SME producer of advanced flame spray devices, Bildulan Scoop (Spain), SME in the field of construction of large production lines and automation, well known by its high quality, Hecht Technologie GmbH (Germany), renowned company in the field of particle transport and conveying, handling, manipulation and containment, Tecnologia Navarra de Nanoproductos SL (Spain), recently created manufacturer of nanoparticles, primary by wet methods but also through other techniques, TÜV Süd GmbH (Germany), extremely well-known testing and certification company and developer of CENARIOS, the first certifiable nanotechnology risk management system, and Johnson Matthey Plc (United Kingdom), important catalyst producer. Thus, all the links within the value chain of manufacture of industrial FSP nanoparticle production lines are covered.

The group of research organisations participating in the project is also well balanced and focused in the key areas of development required. The research organisations which participate in the project include ETH Zurich (Switzerland), possibly the university with most scientific papers published in the field of nanoparticle synthesis by FSP, the University of Bremen (Germany), which closely cooperates with ETH Zurich and which counts as group leader with one of the pioneer scientists in the field of FSP, Lurederra (Spain), research organisation which will make available to the project one of the world-largest FSP lines with a continuous production capacity of 500 g/h, the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), well known university in the field of nanoceramics production and highly skilled regarding development of advanced chemical equipment, Kingston University (United Kingdom), with excellent expertise in computational fluid dynamics as an aid for design of industrial flame spray processes, and VTT (Finland), one of the best known research centres in Europe, and highly skilled in computational modelling of the phenomena taking place in flame processes.

The Advance FSP project, supported by the European Commission under contract number NMP3-SL-2009-228885 has a total budget of 4,289,871€. The project will have a whole duration of four years (January 2010-December 2013) and the EC contribution amounts to 3,080,926€.
The project is funded by the seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), the European Union main instrument for funding  research over the period 2007 to 2013.

Coordinator: Centro Tecnológico L´Urederra    Área Industrial "Perguita", Calle A nº1

31210 Los Arcos, Navarra (Spain)  info@advance-fsp.eu Tfno:  +34 948 64 03 18   Fax: +34 948 64 03 19

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