This project Flow Photochemistry – A GREEN technology with a bright future has allowed for the creation of new technologies that not only addresses environmental needs by reducing water & energy requirements , but also offers a chemical manufacturer substantial process cost savings and improved product yield outputs potentially leading to higher profit margins – a truly “WIN – WIN” situation! The new technology developed in this project makes photochemistry a far more attractive and GREEN tool since there is no longer a need for:
- high energy lamps;
- water as a coolant is eliminated and
- high atom efficiency is guaranteed thereby reducing waste by-products – All three of these achievements are in line with the policy outlined in flagship Europe 2020 and the EPA 2020 Vision document.
Mirek Macka, Michael Oelglemoeller
EPA Strive Programme