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Pierre-Alain BREUIL

Research Engineer / Project leader
Pierre-Alain Breuil graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech) in 2005. He next worked on supramolecular catalysts and asymmetric hydrogenation under the
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Operando spectroscopy in full transparency

The purification of oil feeds for obtaining clean fuels, as well as the treatment of bio-based feeds that can be incorporated in diesel fuels, rely on the hydrotreatment process and hence on the
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InSPIRed process control

R&D work in the field of process monitoring aims to gain a better understanding of the phenomena involved, increase productivity and enhance safety. In this context, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
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A digital twin for in silico experiments

The catalysts developed by IFPEN are often used in fixed-bed reactors where their grains are packed randomly. For testing them in pilot units, one of the challenges is to guarantee representativity at
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Processes are converting to microfluidics

The diversification of resources (atypical oil feeds or bio-based feeds) is leading to the development of new conversion processes a or to the upgrading of flexibility for existing ones. These
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Raman: the secret of a successful separation

The development and optimization of chemical processes increasingly involves the instrumentation of pilot and industrial units with inline effluent analysis technologies, capable of supplying relevant
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CFD and 3D are causing a stir in the world of reactors

In order to develop and test new processes for the production of responsible fuels or bio-based chemical intermediates, complex and miniature reactors for IFPEN pilot units have been developed and
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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CFD and 3D are causing a stir in the world of reactors

In order to develop and test new processes for the production of responsible fuels or bio-based chemical intermediates, complex and miniature reactors for IFPEN pilot units have been developed and
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Stored heat

Energy storage, one of the major challenges within the context of the energy transition, can take a variety of forms. For heat storage , one of the solutions developed at IFPEN is based on a fixed