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News 26 April 2021

Predicting performance from atomic through to reactor scales to improve industrial processes

Using chemistry and quantum calculation techniques, researchers at IFPEN have developed predictive kinetic models directly from atomic scale through to reactor scale without the need to parametrize reaction rate constants k. Applied in the field of processes and transport, these models have proved extremely promising for performance prediction.

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Antoine FECANT

Research engineer / Project manager
Antoine Fécant holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (2004) and a DEA (Master degree) from the University of Lille I the same year. He then obtained a PhD
Issue 43 of Science@IFPEN
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Reaction dynamics in zeolites under the quantum calculation spotlight

Zeolites are nanoporous solids widely used as acid catalysts for the conversion of hydrocarbon molecules. However, determining the rates of the elementary steps of reaction mechanisms...
Issue 43 of Science@IFPEN
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Metal nanoparticles living on the edge

Platinum nanoparticles supported on chlorinated γ-alumina are used in bifunctional heterogeneous catalysts, which are central to numerous industrial processes. An atomic-scale study...
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Charles-Philippe LIENEMANN

Charles-Philippe Lienemann - Scientific Advisor at the Physics and Analysis Division
Charles-Philippe Lienemann graduated at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1993. He then joined University of Lausanne (Switzerland) within the group of D. Perret and Prof. J-C. Bünzli for his
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Céline PAGIS

Research Engineer in Heterogeneous Catalysis – PhD in Material Sciences
Céline Pagis completed a MSc degree from the engineering school of Centrale Marseille in 2015. In 2018, she received her PhD in Material Sciences and Catalysis at IRCELYON and IFP Energies Nouvelles
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Damien HUDEBINE

Research Engineer
Damien Hudebine obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering (ENSIC) in 1999 before completing his PhD in the kinetic modeling group of IFPEN in collaboration with ENS Lyon until 2002. He then joined
Issue 40 of Science@IFPEN
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In trickle bed reactor simulators, hydrodynamics count!

Improvements in chemical processes are regularly achieved as a result of the introduction of new internal geometries within reactors. Conventionally, fixed bed reactor models use an overly simple
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Jean-François JOLY

Scientific Assistant Director in the Process Design and Modeling Division / Project manager
Jean-François Joly, chemical engineer from ESCIL (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon), and holder of a PhD in Process Engineering, joined IFPEN to work in the field of catalyst
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Gerhard PIRNGRUBER

Gerhard Pirngruber
Research scientist, Project Leader
I studied Technical Chemistry at the TU Vienne, Austria. After my graduation I moved to Twente University, Netherlands, as a PhD student. Under the supervision of Prof. Lercher, I worked on
Issue 39 of Science@ifpen
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Faujasite zeolite: a new generation is born

THESIS OF CÉLINE PAGIS, YVES CHAUVIN PRIZE 2019