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19962019
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"We need to intensify our efforts to boost process intensification."

Research profile

Martin van Sint Annaland chairs the research group Chemical Process Intensification that develops novel multi-functional reactor concepts based on improved fundamental knowledge using validated advanced (multi-phase) reactor models. This is achieved by employing a combination of state-of-the-art numerical models (using the multi-level modeling approach), advanced (non-invasive) experimental techniques, and experimental demonstration of novel reactor concepts (proof of concept). Important research themes of the group include:

i) Integration of reaction and separation. The focus here is on membrane reactors, chemical looping processes and sorption-enhanced processes and combinations thereof. Both (high temperature) packed bed and fluidized bed membrane reactors and packed bed and fluidized bed chemical looping processes are studied for many different applications.

ii) Integration of endothermic and exothermic reactions. This comprises for instance the rapid cycling reverse flow reactor to couple the endothermic propane dehydrogenation with the exothermic combustion of methane/carbon deposits. Another example is the packed bed membrane reactor with a dual function catalyst to couple the oxidative coupling and steam reforming of methane. A third example is the Cu-Ca process for sorption-enhanced steam methane reforming coupled with chemical looping.

iii) Integration of heat exchange exploiting dynamic reactor operation. This theme entails reverse flow (membrane) reactors and dynamically operated packed beds e.g. for cryogenic separation of CO2 from flue gasses, and chemical looping combustion for power production) or liquid injection (viz. induced condensing agents in gas phase polyolefin reactors).

Academic background

Martin van Sint Annaland studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Twente (UT, Enschede, The Netherlands) where he obtained his MSc (1994) and PhD (2000) degrees. His thesis on 'A novel reverse flow reactor coupling endothermic and exothermic reactions' was supervised by professors Hans Kuipers and Wim van Swaaij. In 2000 Van Sint Annaland joined the UT research group Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering (FCRE) as an Assistant Professor. In 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor. In 2010 he moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands), where he was appointed Full Professor. Martin van Sint Annaland chairs the research group Chemical Process Intensification.

Affiliated with

  • Dutch Graduate School on Process Technology (OSPT)
  • J.M. Burgerscentrum (JMBC, Research School for Fluid Mechanics)
  • PIN-NL, Dutch Process Intensification Network

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Tecnalia, ECN,TNO
  • Sabic, Shell, DSM, AkzoNobel, TataSteel

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Research Output 1996 2019

78 Citations
Steam reforming
Hydrogen production
Demonstrations
Membranes
Methane
146 Citations

Packed Bed Reactor Technology for Chemical-Looping Combustion

Noorman, S., Sint Annaland, van, M. & Kuipers, J. A. M., 2007, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 46, 12, p. 4212-4220 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Packed beds
Oxygen
Oxidation
Fluidized bed combustion
Nickel oxide
99 Citations

Cryogenic CO2 capture using dynamically operated packed beds

Tuinier, M. J., Sint Annaland, van, M., Kramer, G. J. & Kuipers, J. A. M., 2010, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 65, 1, p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Packed beds
Flue gases
Cryogenics
Noble Gases
Sublimation
63 Citations

On the drag force of bubbles in bubble swarms at intermediate and high Reynolds numbers

Roghair, I., Lau, Y. M., Deen, N. G., Slagter, H. M., Baltussen, M. W., Sint Annaland, van, M. & Kuipers, J. A. M., 2011, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 66, 14, p. 3204-3211 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Drag
Reynolds number
Bubble columns
Gases
Liquids
15 Citations

Development of a novel infrared technique for instantaneous, whole-field, non invasive gas concentration measurements in gas-solid fluidized beds

Dang, T. Y. N., Kolkman, T., Gallucci, F. & Sint Annaland, van, M., 2013, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 219, p. 545-557

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fluidized beds
bubble
Gases
Infrared radiation
gas

Activities 2002 2017

  • 21 Contributed talk
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Poster presentation

Techno-Economic assessment for C2H4 production using OCM integrated with membrane and membrane reactor

Cruellas Labella, A. (Speaker), V. Spallina (Speaker), Medrano Jimenez, J. (Speaker), Hamid Godini (Speaker), van Sint Annaland, M. (Speaker), Gallucci, F. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

Novel Catalytic membrane reactor for oxidative coupling of methane: Reactor modelling and design

Cruellas Labella, A. (Speaker), Gallucci, F. (Speaker), van Sint Annaland, M. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

Oxidative coupling of methane in a catalytic membrane reactor: membrane development and reactor design

Cruellas Labella, A. (Speaker), Vesna Middelkoop (Member), van Sint Annaland, M. (Speaker), Gallucci, F. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScientific

Preparation and characterization of Pd-based double-skinned membranes for hydrogen production in fluidized bed membrane reactors

Alba Arratibel Plazaola (Speaker), Iker Laso (Speaker), Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka (Speaker), van Sint Annaland, M. (Speaker), Gallucci, F. (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

On the adsorption behaviour and kinetics of a hydrotalcite-based adsorbent for sorption-enhanced water-gas-shift

Kai T. Coenen (Speaker), Gallucci, F. (Member), Hensen, E. (Member), van Sint Annaland, M. (Member)
1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Courses

Advanced separation technology

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DBL Energy

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Exchange programme

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Graduation Project CPT

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Student theses

A modeling and experimental work on "Concentration polarization in packed bed membrane reactors"

Author: Hamstra, P., 30 Sep 2016

Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Zondervan, E. (Supervisor 2), Roghair, I. (Supervisor 2) & Helmi Siasi Farimani, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A new CO2 capture process for pure H2 production combining Ca and Cu chemical loop

Author: van den Berg, A., 26 Aug 2015

Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Wang, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Martini, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An experimental study of the hydrodynamics in fluidized bed reactors: endoscopic-laser PIV/DIA

Author: van Heck, L., 28 Feb 2013

Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), van der Schaaf, J. (Supervisor 2) & Campos Velarde, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A supply chain optimization framework for CO2 reduction: case of the Netherlands

Author: Kalyanarengan Ravi, N., 25 May 2016

Supervisor: Zondervan, E. (Supervisor 1), van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 2), Fransoo, J. (Supervisor 2), Grievink, J. (External person) (External coach), Neira d'Angelo, M. (Supervisor 2) & Boersma, A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Autothermal reforming of methane in membrane assisted reactors

Author: Ottenheijm, I., 31 Mar 2015

Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Gallucci, F. (Supervisor 2), Zondervan, E. (External coach) & Coenen, K. (Coach)

Student thesis: Master

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