We are happy to collaborate with Hafnium Labs on Automated Prediction of Side Reactions to Support Chemical Process Plant Design. The AutoReactPro Eurostars project started in October 2021 to develop the first automated tool to predict side reactions and their effects on chemical process plant design.
Faster and more optimized process design is necessary to make chemical plants greener. This includes dealing with unexpected side reactions, which often cause issues such as reduced efficiency or damage. For example, trace chemicals in waste feedstocks can cause unexpected corrosion in pipes and vessels, leading to expensive repairs, lost revenue, and slowing the transition from fossil to carbon-neutral feedstocks.
The chemical industry can save costs and speed up the green transition by identifying side reactions that may cause problems during early design: an estimated €750m/yr in value and 100 Mt/yr CO2 savings can be delivered through faster process innovation and avoidance of plant failures.
By combining Hafnium Labs’ expertise in physical property modeling and SCM’s expertise in atomistic modeling and reaction prediction methods, the goal of AutoReactPro is to develop software to automatically predict unforeseen side reactions and their impact on process streams. This will guide experts on possible side reactions to investigate further during early chemical process design.
The SCM and Hafnium Labs expert software developers and scientists look forward to hearing about your next green plant design – and discuss how AutoReactPro can help you save time, money, and resources!
Let’s tackle your chemical process design challenge
The SCM and Hafnium Labs expert software developers and scientists look forward to hearing about your next chemical plant design and discuss how AutoReactPro can help you save time, money, and resources!