Better Upscaling and Optimization of Nanoparticle and Nanostructure Production by Means of Electrical Discharges
Project type: European
Period: 01-02-2012 / 31-01-2016
Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN (GERMANY)
Research lines involved: Micro/Nanofabrication
The BUONAPART-E project aims to demonstrate that a physical nano-particle synthesis process can be economically scaled-up to yield 100 kg/day production rate, which is the target rate mentioned in the Call Topic. The process is simple, versatile, and reliable. It avoids chemical precursors and solvents, while fully recycling the necessary inert carrier gas, resulting in a minimal impact on the environment. The process does not necessitate external heating of the inert gas, thereby keeping energy consumption low.