Sustainability and Efficiency: The Future of Microchemical Plants

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 135

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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci Cubo 44/a, 87036 Rende, CS, Italy
Interests: additive manufacturing; particle technology; air quality; laser sintering; powder technology; selective laser sintering; IoT development; nanomaterials
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School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin (UCD), D02 YN77 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: application of thermal and non-thermal emerging technologies in food processing; nutritional value of food products; predict, design, and optimize processes and process parameters; sustainable food processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on microchemical plants underscores a revolutionary shift in the chemical industry, highlighting the crucial role of these miniaturized facilities in shaping a more efficient and sustainable future. These compact plants incorporate processes at a reduced scale, offering enhanced control, significant space reduction, and lowered capital requirements for operations. A notable advantage of microchemical plants is their energy efficiency and consequent operational cost reduction, making them particularly attractive for innovative and experimental processes. Enhanced safety is another key aspect, as miniaturization diminishes the risks associated with handling hazardous chemicals, mitigating the consequences of any incidents due to the smaller quantities of reactants involved. Flexibility and modularity are additional distinctive features, allowing for the rapid iteration and development of new chemical processes. This adaptability enables microchemical plants to be easily scaled or expanded without significant investments in new infrastructure.

Dr. Daniele Sofia
Guest Editor

Dr. Tesfaye Bedane
Guest Editor Assistant

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  • microchemical plants
  • hazardous chemicals 
  • sustainability 
  • efficiency
  • chemical processes

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