Institute of Process Research and Development

Facilities

iPRD is home to a 650 m2 state-of-the-art process development laboratory which is the first of its kind in the UK.

We are able to deliver research and contract projects utilising:

  • Industry-standard development and scale-up facilities and procedures
  • 20 and 50 litre batch reactors that meet ATEX requirements for handling non-aqueous solvents on a large scale (a unique capability within UK academia)
  • On-site mechanical and electrical workshops for bespoke equipment design

 

 

Our facilities include
  • Custom-built continuous processing equipment
  • PAT-instrumented 20 and 50 litre batch reactors for process development and scale-up
  • Reaction and parallel calorimeters for chemical hazard and reaction progress monitoring
  • Process development separation and isolation equipment
  • Process analytical technologies (FTIR, turbidity, ultrasound, XRD, tomography)
  • Lab manager to ensure the safe operation and smooth running of the facility.

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