LAPSE:2024.1299
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LAPSE:2024.1299
Autonomous Hydrodistillation with a Digital Twin for Efficient and Climate Neutral Manufacturing of Phytochemicals
Alexander Uhl, Larissa Knierim, Theresa Höß, Marcel Flemming, Axel Schmidt, Jochen Strube
June 21, 2024
Hydrodistillation is traditionally a green technology for the manufacturing of natural products that are volatile. As well as acknowledged process intensification methods such as microwave support for energy efficiency to move towards climate neutral operation, digital twins combined with process analytical technology for advanced process control enables reliable operation of an optimal operation point regarding lowest cost of goods, as well as lowest global warming potential equivalent. A novel process control enabled by digital twin technology has shown to reduce the ecological footprint of the extraction by up to 46.5%, while reducing the cost of extraction by 22.4%. Additionally, skilled operator time is reduced, and the sustainable plant material is utilized most efficiently. The approach is ready to apply, but broad industrialization seems to be held back by unclear business cases and lack of comprehension of decision makers. This is in drastic contrast to the political demand for climate neutrality goals and the cost pressure by worldwide completion.
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autonomous operation, climate neutrality, digital twin, green technology, hydrodistillation, natural products, phytochemicals, process analytical technology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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Uhl A, Knierim L, Höß T, Flemming M, Schmidt A, Strube J. Autonomous Hydrodistillation with a Digital Twin for Efficient and Climate Neutral Manufacturing of Phytochemicals. (2024). LAPSE:2024.1299
Author Affiliations
Uhl A: Institute for Separation and Process Technology, Clausthal University of Technology, Leibnizstr. 15, D38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany [ORCID]
Knierim L: Institute for Separation and Process Technology, Clausthal University of Technology, Leibnizstr. 15, D38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Höß T: SKH GmbH, Koenigbacher Strasse 17, D94496 Ortenburg, Germany
Flemming M: SKH GmbH, Koenigbacher Strasse 17, D94496 Ortenburg, Germany
Schmidt A: Institute for Separation and Process Technology, Clausthal University of Technology, Leibnizstr. 15, D38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany [ORCID]
Strube J: Institute for Separation and Process Technology, Clausthal University of Technology, Leibnizstr. 15, D38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
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Processes
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12
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217
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2024
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2024-01-18
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