Sustainable Separation Processes

To meet the Energy Intensity of Chemical Processing Grand Challenge, the National Research Council called for the development of alternatives to distillation for more energy and cost efficient chemical separations.  Reducing the energy required to manufacture products is a fundamental and common goal of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable.  With a $500,000 NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program Planning Award, the ACS GCI Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable has initiated a collaborative effort to accelerate the industrial application of less energy-intensive alternative separation processes.  

The collaboration base includes leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, universities, and professional organizations such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), including its Institute for Sustainability, Separations Division, and Computational Molecular Simulation & Engineering Forum, and the Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Collective.