Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Molecular design enhanced synthesis of hemicellulose valorization process (HemiProMo)
Applicant / Contact person Tanskanen, Juha
Decision No. 342553
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 280 275
Project description
The computer-aided molecular design (CAMD) tools have not yet reached wide coverage neither in the toolbox of a chemical engineer nor a scientist in the field. For example, CAMD based tools could have much greater role in supporting innovative and efficient product and process design. In this project, development of solvent extraction process synthesis procedures is approached by studying the interface between CAMD tools and conceptual process design. Along the study a novel conceptual chemical process design of hemicellulose valorization is carried out to a lower level of process abstraction. Special emphasis will be put to the study of both generic additional constrains and system specific constraints. The design problem to be studied will help us to identify new integration needs and opportunities between CAMD and process design and implement them to process synthesis and design procedures.