Chemical processes and modelling
Optimize your processes in silico
If you face problems that can be solved through process chemistry and modelling, VTT can help. We have over 20 years’ experience in developing process models and chemical system models based on thermodynamic principles. We can help you to develop and optimise your chemical conversion and product separation processes. The benefits you can realise include savings in raw materials and energy, improved runnability and better control of measured process parameters. We can introduce new process chemistry alternatives, and also help with the development of new products and processes.
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VTT solves complex industrial problems by combining experimental research and
rigorous theoretical modelling. Data flows either from laboratory and
analytical practices, or directly from pilot and process measurement, into our
internationally recognized process simulation software ChemSheet®
for computational research.
Techno-economic assessments of process concepts
Chemical processes are designed and developed for different reasons. Sometimes it’s to select the most profitable alternative among process concepts, and sometimes changes in one unit process have mill level effects that need to be analysed. In other cases, the goal is simply to estimate raw material and energy costs of a process. To meet these challenges, VTT uses state-of-the-art process simulation models as the basis of techno-economic assessments. Our tools range from spreadsheet applications to high fidelity process simulators.
Fractionation and product recovery
VTT has strong expertise in characterising and processing many different kinds
of biomass. The fractionation technologies that we have developed include
chemical, catalytic, enzymatic and thermochemical processes. We also develop
the technology required to recover, purify and further process fractionated
bio-based components—first in the laboratory, then in onsite pilot-scale
Catalytic processes help to transform raw materials into valuable products. For example, biomass and biomass-based materials can replace materials made from petrochemicals. At VTT we make use of state-of-the-art experimental and modelling facilities to develop catalytic processes in the laboratory, bench or in pilots, together with versatile analytical services.