Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Webinar: How 3D Printing of Reactors can help Chemicals Engineers with Process Intensification

Webinar: How 3D Printing of Reactors can help Chemicals Engineers with Process Intensification
  • Date From 10th December 2020
  • Date To 10th December 2020
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.

Overview

Additive manufacturing technology, or 3D printing, as it’s more commonly referred to, has advanced at a tremendous pace since it was introduced in the 80's. Originally associated with industrial parts manufacturing and tooling, the techniques have lately been applied in areas as diverse as manufacturing, medicines, food and clothing. They are even available to the home enthusiast with the right equipment and knowledge of CAD. At Air Liquide, we’ve been using the technique (in the form of metal 3D printing of reactors) to work on finding ways to improve traditional chemical manufacturing processes, especially playing with process intensification concepts.

The webinar presentation will give a short introduction of process intensification principles and will introduce the main 3D printing technologies that can be used today to this aim. The webinar will specifically focus on recent studies, looking for more efficient ways to produce hydrogen from methane in the well-known steam methane reforming (SMR) process.

Presenter

Raphael Faure, R&D Pole Leader, Fabrication & Manufacturing Air Liquide, Campus Innovation Paris

Raphael Faure is currently leading the Fabrication and Manufacturing pole, part of the Material Design and Manufacturing research group at the Air Liquide Innovation Campus Paris. Raphael Faure joined Air Liquide in 2010 as researcher after receiving his PhD in Materials Science and Masters degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Raphael has managed several projects on materials development for process improvement, and recently on the use of additive manufacturing technologies for SMR process intensification.

Matthieu Flin, Project Manager, Local Senior Expert, Air Liquide Innovation Campus Paris

Matthieu Flin, is currently Project Manager and local Senior Expert at Air Liquide Innovation Campus Paris. Matthieu Flin joined Air Liquide in 2012 as a researcher after graduating in chemical engineering from ENSIC and IFP School.

As a researcher, Matthieu has notably worked on process intensification and has contributed to the development of an intensified reactor for hydrogen production by steam methane reforming.

Time

08:00—09:00 GMT.

Intended audience

Aimed at industry personnel with an interest in 3D printing, process intensification, reaction engineering, manufacturing and hydrogen production.Delegates will gain an insight into main 3D printing technologies that can be used today to produce hydrogen from methane in the well-known steam methane reforming (SMR) process.

Format

A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.

Software

The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
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You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Webinar

This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend. The recording will be made available in the Sustainability SIG webinar archive at a later date.

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