- Start date: 1 August 2020
- End date: 16 March 2021
- Value: £150,000
- Partners and collaborators: Britest & The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
- Primary investigator: Dr Timothy Hunter
- Co-investigators: Prof. Dr. Ir. Frans L. Muller, Professor Bruce Hanson
- External co-investigators: Mark Talford & Robert Peeling (Britest)
This project is funded through the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), as part of their extensive Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP) and includes a critical collaboration with Britiest (https://www.britest.co.uk/) who specialise technoeconomic assessment of process intensification systems.
Specifically, we will focus on using the principles of process intensification (PI), to develop an understanding of research and development (R&D) needs for the next generation of effluent and solvent treatment operations. Initially, we will undertake a detailed literature review into the current state-of-the art of PI technologies and evaluation methodologies for effluent treatments.
This project will also include a case study, where quantitative evaluation of key novel intensified reactors and separation systems are compared against current operational baselines. Finally an R&D Roadmap will be produced, to highlight the implementation pathways for critical technologies in next-generation treatment operations.