Many laboratories and research-oriented companies focused on the development of new materials have difficulties in designing and manufacturing the necessary test-equipment for them.
Therefore, a German SME that is very experienced in membrane technologies and electrochemistry offers development and manufacturing of laboratory test cells, prototypes of electromembrane reactors, as well as test benches.
R&D personnel or PhD students dedicated to a new field of technology development have very limited time for realization of their projects. It is hardly possible for them to focus on the material development and at the same time design a functional electrochemical reactor or a test cell for further tests of new materials.
The SME develops and produces membrane apparatuses and electrochemical reactors as test equipment for R&D laboratories in academia and industry that develop new materials, like membranes or electrode coatings. This enables researchers e.g. to test the materials in a laboratory test cell or investigate an up-scaling in a flow-through reactor.
Moreover, currently, many research groups start new for them experimental investigations in demanded electrochemical energy storage and conversion. The SME helps these R&D groups to avoid expensive mistakes and get faster to a functional device by selecting a suitable concept, materials and design for test reactor.
The German SME is looking for a technical co-operation with a partner from research or industry active in the development of new materials. They will supply the required test equipment and support their partner to improve the materials and finally speed up the time to market.
The SME is also interested in research agreements within the frame of EU-funded projects. They could act as partner or as subcontractor for the development in the field of membrane apparatuses and electrochemistry, including e.g. development of innovative concepts, experimental feasibility studies; flow simulation with ANSYS software; experimental flow visualization in liquid channels; material selection; CAD design and manufacturing of the reactor components; test-bench assembly; test of prototypes and process optimisation; engineering for up-scaling and further industrialization.
The SME is already experienced in publicly funded projects. At the moment, they develop electrolysers in the frame a nationally funded project aiming at the conversion of CO2 from industrial parks into valuable, biodegradable bioplastics.