The European technology project DISIRE wants to set new standards in energy efficiency for chemical, steel and mineral processing as well as for combustion processes used in many industrial sectors. The DISIRE project was launched on the 28-29th of January 2015 in Brussels. Top researchers and world leading industrial players involved in DISIRE will develop robust, yet miniaturized in-situ PAT sensors during the following 36 months. The aim of DISIRE technological platform is to enable integration of these sensors into raw material flows to measure and transmit data to a cloud turning the concept of “Intelligent Raw Materials” into reality. Substantial reduction in energy consumption and improvement in process efficiency will be achieved through process reconfigurations based on the data collected. Fully new opportunities for commercial applications and cross-sectorial business cases may arise in the European Industry.
DISIRE project is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 framework, SPIRE PPP, and involves 15 partners, among them leading research and industrial partners from Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland and Israel. They will tackle the challenges of high energy intensity and process optimization in the European major industries collectively through the development of advanced Process Analyzer Technologies (PAT). DISIRE stands for ‘”Distributed In-Situ Sensors Integrated into Raw Material and Energy Feedstock”.
Among the consortium of DISIRE there are two members of TOP-REF consortium, being CIRCE and Dow Chemical Iberica S.L (DCI) CIRCE leads the tasks related to the characterization and improvement of the combustion processes. CIRCE has developed a methodology of imaging flame monitoring that will allow online measurement. This methodolgy will be used to compare imaging, instrumentation and simulations. The data obtained will serve to validate and adjust the imaging diagnosis results.
DCI will contribute as industrial partner of the petrochemical industry sector bringing its premises in Tarragona (Ethylene Cracker and Octene Plant) to test, and demonstrate innovative and breakthrough improvements in the field of the combustion process technology (analyzers, sensors, process control strategies, simulation techniques, etc…). The goal is to achieve a significant progress from the energy efficiency and environmental impact point of view, by testing them in the existing fired equipment (cracking furnaces and boilers) of the Tarragona Site.
This way, DISIRE and TOP-REF open the door to the establishment of synergies and the exchange of best practices, a collaboration that will lead to ensure a direct impact in the current state of the art of the intensive industrial sector.
More information: http://spire2030.eu/disire/